"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Working Mother Guilt

Well, not really. But it was like having salt rubbed in an open wound when I came home from my first official day at work to find Connie stand up unassisted in the middle of the room and take several steps toward me--for the first time EVER! Greg simply said, "Stand up, Connie." We took a couple little movies so you can see for yourself. He is amazing in that he falls after a few steps and gets right back up over and over again. That has been a theme all along for this little guy. He'll have a setback and then keeps on chuggin'. I was greeted my second day with news of his remarkable appetite and sure enough, it has been one week with NO special food for him. We've been giving him exactly what we're eating, cut in small, but not abnormally small, pieces. He's simply chowing down. And doing it all himself. He does occasionally hand me his cup as if to say, "I want you to hold my cup while I drink" and I usually oblige:) He's even asking for more now. Last night he had IMO's pizza and wanted more and he asked Greg for more of those orange peanut butter crackers after he'd already eaten 4 one day! He's so remarkable. So yeah, if you're wondering how the kids are adjusting to Daddy during the day, I'd say, "VERY WELL!"

Greg took him to his well baby visit (15-18 month visit) yesterday and the pediatrician is thrilled with his progress. He had a whole list of questions and of course the only ones he's not up to par on are walking and talking. You'll see in the video that it's just a matter of time before we're on the exclusive walking thing and with the talking, he's not concerned because he said his receptive language is so good. He understands everything we tell him and follows directions well (except for the word NO, haha). He is in the 75% for height and 25% for weight and 50% for head circumference. Dr. Davis said he's perfect. He took one look at Greg(6 foot 6 and 230 lbs.) and said he'll be built like his daddy and sister. Long and lean. Greg asked if he should beef up his calories and he said, "No, he's fine. He's just a skinny kid." That was so reassuring. We'll see if Dr. Bromberg agrees when we go for our cardiology visit in October. But for now, we'll take it! He got his DPT shot and only cried for a second. The kids will go back in October for their flu shots.

After the pediatrician, Greg brought the kids by my school because my class was at Art so I had a plan time. Everyone at school commented on how he looked so good in person, even better than online:)