Friday mel had the day off and we had had plans to spend it together going shopping etc for things but he had a lot of prep work to do for the household bench building day so those plans got scuttled. I managed to get out and hit the bank and then mail off packages to family. Mel and I did manage to get a nice little date night with dinner at Guadalajara Grill and then Bookmans. Dinner was really really good. They make your salsa at your table and its really, really good. I had a nummy margarita which really hit me hard...my alcohol tolerance is for crap now. The food was faboo and we enjoyed the time there. We were going to try to hit a movie at the cheap seats but dinner took a bit longer so we then went book shopping. We walked into Bookman's and ran into Artemis who was chasing down his son Cypher (sp?). Had a really nice time chatting with him and Andrea and seeing how big the boy was.
Mel and I got a lot of books, imagine that, and it was a nice time out together. We got back home and the boy was uber happy with snotblossom
and Varr watching him. They left and then the screaming started. We figured out pretty quickly that he had a tummy trouble (gas) and a dosing of gripe water and he was all better. We all got to bed and then it was an early morning for us. I got the boy fed and then back to bed before folks started arriving for the bench building day.
We had 7 kids in the family room and 15 or so adults around the shop and the family room. Wow. I walked into the shop at one point and everyone was working away and folks weren't getting in each other's way. Mel's new shop is awesome. Tym was an awesome dude and has designated himself the household coffee bitch and made nummy coffee. Lunch was pretty good with Hinkle cod salad and other fixins. We had managed to get the kids to the park before lunch and that was good for running off energy. After lunch we watched some movies and it was a good project time for many of us. Benton was pretty hungry once he finally got up around 1030am. He's growing and its taking its toll.
Folks left except for Storvarr by 7pm. The house was quiet and that was so nice. Benton got a bit over stimulated and we let him relax and play and snuggle. We were all beat and after showers I think we all hit bed pretty early...though the boys might have been playing video games..I don't quite remember.
Sunday we got up lateish. But it was okay. The boys played video games and I worked on the shawl I started on Friday, its lace and pretty.
In the early afternoon My Aunt Jackie and Uncle John arrived for a visit. They are from Michigan and were in Scottsdale for a graduation. We had a good visit and it was nice to see them. Ben was really good with Jackie and John and the boys had a good time chatting.
Later, I managed to pull out some yarn and make a cowl that I've had in my queue since 2009 when Thyra got me the yarn. I also used the crochet hook set she got me since I couldn't find the size I needed in my stuff. Win! Its a neat pattern and I'm really happy with how it turned out.
It will be great for work and the winters here or anywhere really. I finished up the crochet late on Sunday night but couldn't find the button until Monday AM. I had gotten up when mel left for work yesterday and started working on a new shawl that I've also had in my queue. I've put mel's socks in hibernation since the second sock is too tight for him. Sighs. My gauge changed between the socks or I mis-counted or whatever...but they are in time out for now. Mel is okay with me putting them away for a time. I think they will end up being socks for scribe_ari
so they won't go to waste or get completely frogged. I will go through the sock yarn and find much bigger yarn for his next pair of socks and I will do it on larger needles. I'm happy though that I've gotten things made for myself. Its been nice.
Yesterday was Benton's 2 month checkup. He did really good and is at 13 lbs 1 oz, 24.5" long. He frowned at Doc McMahon which was funny but he was smiley with everyone else. He only fussed for about 30 seconds after his shots while we were at the office. He slept all of the way home and even when I took him out of the carseat. When he finally woke up he was very cranky so after a bit to eat I put him back in his little rocking chair and got him soothed and sleeping again. Mel came home and he then got really cranky. His temp was up and he was not happy. He got a dose of infant tylenol and some nursing and then as out again. But you could tell he felt better while sleeping. He napped until about 830 and we had a really good feeding and then he got to interact with folks at scribble before I put him to bed for the night. We were all asleep by about 1045pm. That is good for us.
I had to get up and pump at 415am. He was up at 6am and we had a good breakfast and he's still snoozing.
A week from today will be his first full day at daycare and my first day back to work. Its going to be nice to get some adult interaction and not be the mommy milking machine but I will be missing interacting with the boy. He's made so many advances in the last few weeks: smiling when we smile at him, getting his hand into his mouth himself, rubbing his eyes when he's tired and lots of vocalization. He's also been trying to roll which is also fun to watch. He managed to inchworm about a foot or so during tummy time on Sunday as well. He's getting so big! But it will be good for him to interact with other folks, play with other kids and get socialized. It will be a rough week next week but I think it will be okay.
I'm making sure to get up when mel does this week to get in gear for when we will be getting up for work with the boy. I think it will be good..but I'm going to be tired. Plus my allergies are going full force and I'm still debating the use of drugs. I took claritin on Sunday and my blood pressure tanked most of the day. But with my nose being swelled and my sinuses being all puffy it might be worth a bit of dizziness.
So, its Tuesday and still early and in the words of fibergeek
"have fun, make stuff".