1.On the mend.
Jerry and I are better today. No more barfs or mud butt, but we both have the residual headache and soreness that stomach bugs seem to leave you with -- an effect of dehydration, I'm sure. But, on the whole, we're not the miserable mopes we were yesterday.
2. Back to work.
Today was my first day back to class (don't get me started on how stupid it is to start classes on a Thursday, but whatevs), and as weird as it sounds, that was fun. I always enjoy the start of the semester, even the spring term where no one is nearly as energetic or enthusiastic as they are for the fall. Still, however fun I find the start of term, I was reminded today of how I've grown accustomed to a certain amount of leisure the past 3 weeks -- the kind of leisure I could grow to love -- so getting back to the work routine felt a bit hectic. Next week is my first "real" week of classes, and that will feel like an even bigger jolt to the lazy winter break system.
3. Caleb is 7 months now.
In fact, he was 7 months a few days ago -- I'm just about a week behind on recording his updates (although, I DID catch up on his baby book over my break, and even filled in a few gaps in Norah's book as well).
He's doing well. He had a dr. check up yesterday, and he's 28 and 1/4 inches (83%) and 17 lbs, 8 oz (29%). So, I guess he's continuing his trend of being tall and slim -- which is an anomoly for both our families. We'll see how his growth pans out in the long run. He also checked up fine in all other growth and developmental milestones, and got a slew of vaccines (and, thus, we had a night of the fussies last night).
Right now, he's sitting really well, and on his tummy, he's clearly getting ready to crawl. He kinda "creeps" around, and yesterday, I saw him experimenting by pushing up to all fours. It only last a second, but he's thinking about it. I'm excited for him to crawl, because it's always fun to see them reach new milestones, but at the same time, I dread having him crawl. Having 2 mobile kids seems like pure chaos. But, it will be fun because he and Norah "play" more and more now, and once he's crawling, I forsee a lot more sibling playing...and probably sibling squabbling.
Anyway, here are a few recent pics of the rugrat at 7 months:
Playing with the cash register:
At the park:
And, who doesn't love a sleeping baby pic? Especially when that baby's foot is hanging out the side of the crib.