Monday, February 24, 2014

So Many Things

Don’t worry. I haven’t forgotten about you. A lot has been going on. Three major events really.

1) I turned 32. I think I might be old now. 30 was no big deal. 31, I called it thirty one-derful and it was great, but 32? Oh, man. I have now been paying rent for half of my life. Shit’s crazy. It’s been almost ten years since I graduated from college. Ten year high school reunion? Whatever. No big deal. Ten years after earning an undergrad degree? That’s a long-mother f-ing time. To celebrate, I had two spicy margaritas and we ordered in Chinese and watched the second Hunger Games movie with my brother and his wife. It was terrible. Both the take-out and the movie.

2)Chubs McBabylegs turned 5 months old! I know I call him Fatty McTwochins, but he’s not really fat. He’s a giant, though. When I hold him now, I can’t help but think about how big he is. He has also learned a new skill – escaping from his bouncy chair. On the plus side, he is learning quickly that if he doesn’t like something about his situation, he should do something to alter it. He has also taught me that once a week is not nearly often enough to vacuum the floor with two dogs running around. Chubs arches his back, gets his feet on the floor with his head still on the bouncy chair, then kind of flops himself onto the floor where he rolls and slides around. He’s not crawling or sitting up on his own yet, but I think both will be coming soon.

3) Mr. Adventure and I received a copy of Diablo 3 for the PS3 in the mail! And that is where we have been spending a lot of time lately. I am mastering the art of hand less breastfeeding while I kill demons with my female barbarian. And I am also getting better at maneuvering about and killing demons with one hand when I need the other for feeding Hamburglar.

So, those are the three big events that have kept me occupied the last couple of weeks. Also, remember my friend who was almost as pregnant as I was who also gave birth to a little boy in early October? Well, she had mentioned something called The Wonder Weeks to me and I promptly forgot about it. Then, Chubs was doing something weird and I googled it, and I came across the idea of the Wonder Weeks again. Which, of course, led me down an internet rabbit hole where I could not find the information I wanted, but I came out the other side with a library book and it is AMAZING.

It’s called the Wonder Weeks and you can buy it on Amazon. The authors spent 35 years studying infants and their mothers and were able to predict the fussy periods followed by large mental leaps. We just got out of mental leap 4, which is when an infant undergoes a huge perception change. He now sees the bouncing of a ball as a series of events instead of just individual occurrences. He knows that if a ball goes up it will come back down. Crazy, right? I’m still reading, but it’s really interesting. You should go to the library and check it out.

Also, since I am elderly now, it is time to lose weight. I’m burning down my kitchen and starting from scratch. The tricky part is going to be reducing calories, exercising and maintaining my milk supply. More research is needed.

That is all.

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