Luca and I have been attending playgroup for almost a month now. Luca loves to go and interact with the other kids, and it is nice for me to get out, too. Last week I was nursing Luca in a room off the main room at the centre, and they started singing "Old MacDonald". Luca was immediately finished eating and squirming around to try to see around the corner to be a part of the music. I took him to the play room, and all through the song he was kicking his legs and "singing" along. It was great to know that he is actually stimulated by being there.
We are now finished our baby sign classes. It was a 3 week course, and I was sad to see it finish. But, I have gained some very useful signs and am trying to use them consistently with Luca. It seems as if he is beginning to understand them, although he of course is not able to produce them yet. I am even slowly introducing Chris to them as well! ( I have a picture to put in here, but I need to scan it first....hopefully tomorrow. Keep watching for it!)
Luca is now 7 months old! I can't believe it some days! He has 2 teeth, is eating solid food (well, mush, anyways!), and is trying his hardest to crawl. He is able to get up on all fours, but can't quite figure out how to get his arms and legs moving together. A few times he has figured out how to move his legs, but not his arms, so he ends up doing a face plant. It is quite funny to watch, but after a few tries, he gets frustrated. It won't be long, though before he is on the move and into everything!
Luca had a cold earlier in the month that didn't really go away. He would seem better for a few days and then it would return. So, I took him in to the doctor and he was given antibiotics for a likely sinus infection. After about 2 days on the antibiotics, he was good as new! It was such a relief to have my smiling, happy little boy back!
See my 2 teeth!?!?
So Close to being on the move!
Luca is great at scooting backwards, but manages to get himself stuck quite often! It is too funny!
When he can't get where he wants to go, he gets quite frustrated!
At the end of January, we went to Okotoks to visit Chris' mom and Nona. Luca was a hit, of course. Although Nona wasn't feeling great that day, she delighted in visiting with Luca. It was a nice afternoon.
A Baby Shower for a Wonderful Friend
The past few weeks I have been very busy planning a baby shower for my very good friend Dee. (As well as attending playgroup and sign classes). Dee and I have been friends for about 8 years, since our first year at Augustana. We both stood up for each other in our weddings, and recently Chris and Dee's husband Layne have been working together. (I guess not so recently- about a year and a half ago Layne started with Rigwatch).
Jessica and Donovan came over a few days before the shower to help me do some baking- Donovan had the best job of all!
As well as the shower, I also decided that it would be a good idea to attempt to make a Memory Quilt for her although I had never made a quilt before. I sent squares to everyone invited to the shower, and had them create something and return it to me. After collecting all the squares and arranging them, it actually only took me about 3 hours (over 2 evenings) to do all the sewing. It turned out really well, and I was so excited to give it to Dee and Layne.
The shower was this past Saturday, and there was a great turn out- about 20 people! I hosted the shower at Dee's house in Airdrie as I thought that this would be easier for her. It was a great day, and she was given some wonderful gifts. And I was pleased that her and Layne liked the quilt. It was such an honor to be able to throw her a shower and to be a part of such a memorable event in their lives.
Dee and Layne with the quilt and Dee and I (and baby Adelynn!)
Well, that's about all the news for now. I will try not to take so long to get another post up. It's amazing how fast the days go by now, though.....