Wednesday, November 30, 2005

In which I try to sum up the last 8 months...

It's pathetic that I have not posted here in so long. OK, so I've been a bit, shall we say, preoccupied with the Peanut (who will be 14 months old tomorrow, which I can hardly believe); taking care of my house, getting ready for the holidays, and the little matter of starting a new full-time job a few weeks ago. (Which is NOT a marketing job, thank God!!) My new boss has been doing quite a bit of blogging so she has shamed me into returning to the blog world once more.

So, let's see, what has been happening since March...well, on the Peanut front, we had crawling when she hit 8 months, and the first teeth breaking through around the same time. Then at 10 months, she walked, which was a bit of a shocker. Now she walks all the time, unless she is sleeping or eating. The only way we can hold her down is to put her into her high chair or the stroller.

Also in the last couple of months, we've had the first tentative attempts at talking. The typical conversation usually goes like this:

Me: Say mama. Mama. Mama.

Peanut: Ad-dddy. Da-da. DA-ddy.

Me: No, Mama. Mommy.

Peanut: Daddy Daddy Daddy!

And a few days ago, a fairly amusing development. Our incredibly fabulous and long-suffering cat, Marcus, (he's got so much wrong with him it's a miracle he's still alive, yet he purrs whenever he sees us) wandered into the kitchen and sat down by his food bowl, as he does when he's hungry. The Peanut, from her nearby playpen, pointed at Marcus and looked up at me.

"It-ttty. GIT-tty. Kitty!" she said.

So now she's talking about Mr. Fraulein and the cat, yet not saying Mommy. Hopefully I'll be next on the list...

Ugh -- I have a million things I want to catch up on, so more later.