Chocobo’s Second Month!


At two months old, Chocobo is much more interactive and we are starting to see his personality a bit more! Every morning after waking up, he and I spend about 15 minutes singing and chatting and it is so much fun to hear him babbling on. His facial expressions and various inflections are really interesting to watch.

From what I can tell so far, Chocobo is a bit of a serious baby. He often looks inquisitive or deep in thought. He smiles when amused but he’ll then turn serious again, as though he is trying to figure out the mechanics of what amused him. He really enjoys movement. He likes for us to hold his fingers as he stands up on his legs. For an infant, his legs are pretty strong! He’ll stand for a few seconds, drop back down on his bottom, and then try to stand up again – sometimes he will stand and plop in rapid succession, creating a sort of jumping effect. He’s been raising his head and holding it up steadily during tummy time, and kicks so much that it scoots him a few inches. He seems to always want to move around and I often wonder whether he’ll be an early crawler or walker. He likes grabbing anything soft (blankets or fabric toys/books) and pulling it to his chest. He also likes grabbing skin!

Chocobo enjoys reading books with me or daddy. His favorite books are currently “Llama, Llama, Red Pajama,” and “The Loud Book.” These books keep his attention the longest when they are read to him.

Chocobo is doing a thousand times better with nursing. We are exclusively breastfeeding and I haven’t needed to supplement with formula since the end of his first month.

Sadly, this is the last month in which I will be home with him all day. I am working on some things that may help me to be able to stay home and still generate an income, but until I get to that point I will likely be working full time!

At least I will be able to take him with me to work!

Family, General, Hobbies

Life, lately.

Some of my blogging friends do this little thing called “Seven Quick Takes.” It’s a cute little way to catch their readers up on whatever has been going on in their lives. Since all my recent posts have been baby-related, I thought I would do a post about some of the other things we’ve got going on. Here are my “Seven Quick Takes” on some of the other aspects of my life!

1. We’ve found a church that we really like! Our entire 7 years of marriage have been spent looking for a church in which we feel like we are at home. This quick take deserves its own post, but suffice it to say that we have loved visiting this little church we’ve found and have thought about becoming members. The only thing standing in our way, is…

2. We are thinking about moving back home. If hubby finds a decent job in our home state before our lease is up, we are out of here! If not, we’ll move to a charming little city north of us, join the aforementioned church, and try to settle down and start a new life.

3. I am going back to work… Which both excites and terrifies me. I love what I do, and we need the extra money, but I don’t want to get caught up with work to the extent that I lose sight of personal goals. I feel strongly that I am in a place where I need to focus on (a) opening my own business (b) my writing, and (c) my love of language learning. Life is short and although it is good to work, sometimes the need to work and make money can actually be a distraction from what you really want to accomplish with your limited time on this earth.

4. I miss playing the Sims! Our PC broke down last year around this time, and I lost the ability to play the Sims as well as a lot of the stories that I was writing at the time. It was my most relaxing hobby to play the Sims, take screenshots of my gameplay, and write elaborate stories about the characters in my game. I am hoping we get a new PC soon so I can get back to that!

5. I am getting back to work on my infertility e-magazine. Last year, I started working on a project that I hoped would become an online magazine for those affected by infertility. Shortly after starting to work on that, our PC crashed AND I got pregnant. Then we moved! So the timing clearly didn’t work out. I haven’t stopped thinking about this e-zine, though, and I am looking forward to working on it again!

6. I’ve been taking coumadin, and I hate it! I had a blood clot in my lungs and was placed on the blood-thinner coumadin as a result. I don’t know how long I’ll be on this medication but I can’t wait until I can get off of it!

7. I never knew that the show “The Office” is so funny! My husband and I have started binge watching the office on Netflix when he comes home from work. I am not a huge TV person but I look forward to this time together every day! Dwight Schrute is, hands down, our favorite character!

So, that’s what’s been going on in my life, lately!