Aug. 13th, 2010

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and thus realized how long it's been since I last posted, here's an update, in point form:


  • We headed into the city last weekend for a last-minute visit to Taste of the Danforth. We'd been considering going on Saturday or Sunday, but a) friends of ours were moving on Saturday and we wanted to help and b) friends of the Paramour's were available Friday night. So, mid-Friday afternoon the call was made to head into the city. Fun times, great food, and the baby was a trouper (on top of her bottle, she ate about a quarter of an avocado.. fun times getting that; when I asked the guy at the booth if he'd sell me avacado, he waved at the maki on the other end of the booth. When I said "no, I mean just avacado", he looked at me like I was crazy, until I said "for my baby".)

  • Mer continues to grow. She marked 9 months on Monday and celebrated by taking a nap. I know, I know, you're all jealous. Further Mer news (all concentrated into a sub-list):
    • She's capable of standing up without anything to pull herself up on, and staying up unassisted for between 10 and 20 seconds at a time. She also started cruising a couple of weeks ago. She's also capable of getting herself safely both on and off the futon in the attic.
    • Her two upper teeth came in recently and this morning as I was putting her down for her nap (and thus she was wailing like a banshee), I noticed that she's got the two on either side of the front teeth getting ready to cut through the gums. Poor girl.
    • She *loves* puppets, we've discovered. I was given an Elmo puppet book (sing "If you're happy and you know it" while waving Elmo's arms and flapping his mouth, with kind of odd lyrics). Love. Instant, total, joyful love. So we got her duck and frog puppets, which she also adores.
    • Adventures in baby food continue. Stuff in the freezer that she's currently enjoying the heck out of include a too-coconutty-for-my-taste chicken/sweet potato/cauliflower curry, a "Moroccan" beef stew, a cauliflower/potato/lentil curry, and baked squash and sweet potato. Food is good, apparently.
    • She has her 9 month, no vaccination, appointment with the doctor on Monday. She had an eye infection a couple of weeks ago, which cleared up with antibiotics nicely.
    • She's totally caught on to books as super-fun time, both in stacking them and in having them read to her.

  • The Paramour is starting up his job search. Cross your fingers that something good will turn up soon enough for me to figure out daycare.

  • I'm currently avoiding thinking about heading back to work (in 3 months.. eep!), though my boss has asked me about it.

  • My mother's family is having a family reunion tomorrow, which I'm very much looking forward to. On Monday we're having dinner with my cousin Dharlene and her husband, and I have a KWLT BoD meeting on Tuesday night.

  • We're a scant 3 weeks out from Annual Thyroid Fun, though it's going to be different this year. Normally, since it's in London and I have to work, I do the ultrasound/bloodwork in the morning, and the appointment in the afternoon. My more flexible schedule this year has me making two trips down, so that the bloodwork/final ultrasound report will be available at the endo appointment three weeks later. The downside, unfortunately, is that I didn't consider my parents' annual trip out to BC when I made the bloodwork/ultrasound appointment; they'll be Not Here for it, so while my mom, aunt(s) and I will be able to have lunch and go shopping on the day of the doctor's appointment, I have to figure out a baby-corralling strategy for the ultrasound appointment.

And that's about all that's coming to mind.

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