Friday, October 28, 2011

Guess What

This is brief and non-clever. We are expecting number 2! No Simeon in a big-brother shirt or a baby picture, because I lost the ultrasound pic at the office after I was there for too many hours. But we are very very excited. Simeon is confused, and to a child I guess it is kinda confusing. We were hoping to get pregnant and are blessed it didn't take as long as it did with Simeon. This first trimester has been worse than my first pregnancy but it seems to be getting better. So keep us in your prayers. After that long wait at the OB's office I didn't get a due date, but I think it will be the beginning of June or possibly the end of May!

Simeon's "hero party" outside the doctor's office. He got to come with us for the happy occasion after the babysitter fell through. And after waiting for a very long time he and Daniel took a fresh air break.

Silly Like Daddy

We were at church Wed night for Vespers and Simeon was fairly well behaved, especially for a 2 year old! When the pastor's wife arrived halfway through the service and sat behind us Simeon clowned, playing some kind of peek a boo involving a lot of giggles. I didn't think much of it as he was kinda on the verge of loosing it. After church we were standing in a little walkway with the few other people that were there and Simeon ran over to the water fountain and fell out laughing. Khouria (pastor's wife) told me that his behavior reminded her of little Daniel. I was confused as I've always heard that baby Daniel was happy and laid back. But it seems toddler Simeon is exhibiting some of toddler Daniel's hysterics. It makes me happy as I love my husbands sense of humor, perhaps because it's in contrast to the one my mom says I don't have. Guess I stay on the serious side more. It is fun to watch his little personality grow. This defiant behavior seems to be worse some days and better others. I know there is a purpose to it, but I'm glad we are enjoying his giggles and it's not constant nos and tantrums all the time.

Friday, October 21, 2011

To a two year old

So what matters to a 2 year old? Well to mine beyond having his usual needs met last week and this week it has been the road construction on our road. The city decided to do some patch work on our street. Never has the boy stood at the window so long, or wanted to go for a walk to anywhere else but the park! He is still in hopes that they will come back and when we walked post road work he is finding all the cracks that they need to come back and fix.

Simeon's independent self seems to be springing forth. We have a lot of "not" speaking around here. And he seems to be into everything, things previously he would occasionally be into but could be persuaded to play with his toys. I will say I'm really glad that it isn't all gloom and doom. His sense of humor seems to be expanding, that is exciting. I'm sure this stage will pass like all.

We have done a lot of fun activities with our Attachment Parenting group. It's been a great month for activities: pumpkin patch, children's museum, Ghatti Town, and today the zoo. There have been several others I'm leaving out. We had our two meetings a month. I'm so grateful for the blessing of pretty weather and fun times.