10 Months + Life Update
October is turning out to be one of the busiest months Justin and I have ever had. And David too but he doesn’t care as long as he has cheddar cheese around.
I traveled a bit, Justin traveled a bit, my kind and generous mom moved down to help for the ENTIRE MONTH I KNOW SHE IS THE BEST, my sister is visiting, we are moving a couple rooms around upstairs to prepare for the unborn to make his/her appearance in February.
We are also van shopping in the midst of all of this because it’s time for me to upgrade. Keyword there is “upgrade”. Many women don’t find a van to be an upgrade but I am seriously excited about it. Hello automatic doors. Hello space and storage for days.
And we are squeezing in some fun stuff too on the weekends. Hashtag Murder Mystery party with our friends. Dream of dreams come true.
Anyway, October is cray.
Also, it’s currently 80 degrees and rainy so that’s an absolute delight if you ask me. Not.
THUS, I’m probably only going to be posting about 4x a week for the next few weeks. I’m trying to create some content for my maternity leave next year as well so I don’t just disappear from this blog.
I’m excited about a series I’ll be starting in November that rhymes with Shmanmade Lifts that will run us right into December. I’ve had to order a lot of questionable materials from Amazon so there’s a good chance I’ll be flagged here in the near future.
“That blonde girl is buying strange chemicals on Amazon again. Keep your eyes out.”
I don’t know.
I’m bored to DEATH with my hair. I’m doing this brand new idea called Ombre, I’m sure you’ve never seen it or heard of it. I think it may start a revolution. Perhaps with all of the women in the world.
Anyway, I’m between stylists here in the ‘ole Raleigh because I’m just too picky and I like to be in control of my own hair destiny, so I’m going to DIY my hair color. No there will not be a tutorial because no one should be as reckless as I am.
In other more interesting and small news, David is officially 10 months old. That’s right, he reached the double digits.
He has also upgraded to big boy pajamas because they don’t make footie sleepers that zip for, ahem, rounder infants.
Pardon the nap face. Also the fake smile but he gets it honest so I can’t really fault him for that.
He weighs in at a whopping 23 pounds, although it feels like he weighs about 50 pounds. You know how some babies clench their legs and sort of hold onto you as you carry them?
Yeah David doesn’t, so it’s just dead weight hanging off of you. My triceps are starting to get seriously toned.
He is army crawling around the house, but hasn’t gotten up to his hands and knees yet! He’ll rock back and forth on them, but he won’t move forward.
He doesn’t like to drink with his meal, but if I offer his sippy cup on a walk, or if we are running errands, he’ll act as if he’s been parched for hours.
He loves bath time, and will crawl from his nursery to the bathroom as soon as he hears the water pouring.
I found the first foreign object in his mouth so I’ve officially passed that parental milestone. If you have children, or have been around them you already know this, but he’ll find the tiniest speck of something in a corner and attempt to eat it. I swiffer/vac as often as I possibly can.
He likes to follow Grits around the house which Grits does not enjoy. However he can still escape to the tops of cabinets so he’s not really in imminent danger.
As far as the next baby goes, everything is going well! I’m in the sweet spot of pregnancy (22 weeks) where I’m sleeping well, feeling good, and finally have a decent enough belly for people to notice instead of wondering if I just hadn’t lost the baby weight from David yet.
My glucose test is coming up in a few weeks, which wasn’t nearly as bad as everyone made it out to be, and then we’ll schedule the delivery day! February is going to be here before I know it. I’m excited and nervous at the same time.
I may never shower or cook a meal again, but we’ll make it through the first couple years.
So that’s the baby and David update for the week. Justin and I are still deciding on what he should be for Halloween, but get ready for those pictures to be overgrammed and overshared here on the blog. We are debating between a tiny Newsie (David has the fake cough mastered) or a shark.
Or a cat because how cute would it be to get David and both cats lined up for a photo?