Sunday, July 08, 2007

Gasp..Knitting Content!

A while back, when Nona was working on a blanket, she talked about "heft".It's the point in the blanket where you feel that you are on the other side of the hill and nearing completion.I think I've reached that point. It's not so much in the length of the blanket, but the width, and when I block it, it should grow considerably. I think I have maybe 6-8 more rows, and then BO, then sewing in off the ends. I have three weeks left till the recipient is born, wish me luck! Robby also turned seven months on July 4th, and of course I wouldn't want to let down all of his fans :) After all, after he was born, this blog went from blog to a blog about Robby with some knitting thrown in there :) Robby is getting SO big, 19 lbs, 29 inches long! This month has been a little rough with all the moving, and I've been trying to wean Robby off napping in my lap, I know, can you believe I'm still letting him do that :P Actually he's napping in my lap now, but I'm giving him a free pass because of his teething. I've been doing it gently, no crying, just waiting till he's asleep then setting him down in a playpen. If he cries, I pick him up and try again, and slowly but surely, he's starting to nap alone. When I get frustrated, I just try to remember that a month ago he wasn't doing it at all! I've been giving him solid food, twice a day, homemade rice cereal, butternut squash, avocado, but he hasn't shown interest in it, except for chewing on the spoon, and smearing it all over the place. I don't force the issue, I've read some babies don't like to eat and prefer to nurse when teething. I'm not in a rush, plus the 500 calories a day I'm burning nursing him don't hurt either! He's pulling himself up all the time, and now he'll crawl to me and want me to help him stand up on wobbly legs! Something about that really touches me, I guess maybe because it's the first time I've really seen him MOVE towards me and ask for my help, well he doesn't really ASK, but I know that's what he wants. He's thinking, "I want to stand, and Mommy will help me." He is starting to say "Mamamamamama", sometimes he just says "MOM", and sometimes he says "Ummah" which is the Korean word for mom. I don't know if he's just vocalizing or he's really calling me, but I like to think so, especially because I've invested so much time and energy into him so far! He's SO active, the only time he's still is when he's sleeping or nursing. He loves to pinch now and has a serious death grip. He's so happy and content most of the time and it's such a joy being his mom. Here is the obligatory bathtub shot that I will use to embarass him in front of his prom dates.Aren't those toofs cute?! He's been pretty cranky this past week, I think his top teeth are about to make their entrance.Here's the big hat shot.And here he is with his Aunt Kathy, everyone send out your good vibes, Auntie Kathy is in Costa Rica for a month having some fun in the sun, and I always worry about my little sister. She is an ESL teacher and is fluent in Spanish! Why she's still single, I don't know, she's been such a huge help to me, after Robby's birth she was over at our house every night after work, helping me do laundry, wash dishes and holding Robby if I needed a break! She's helped us pack, then unpack, and all she gets in return is some homemade Korean food made by me, and lots of slobber from Robby! We miss you Auntie Kathy, come back safe to us! We spent this 4th with our really good friends, who I'm making the entrelac blanket for, and had a great time. Robby spent some quality time with the COOLEST DOGS EVER, Barkley and Hobbes.They may look fierce, but they are the sweetest, gentlest dogs I've ever known. Barkley is the oldest, he is kind of a "low quality" Doberman, but he has the best temperment. Lately, as he gets older, he's become much less energetic, and prefers to hide out in the barn...until nighttime when he roams around our friends property doing whatever it is that dogs do at night, mostly killing small critters and protecting their owners. This is Robby and Hobbes. Hobbes is the younger one, only a few years old, and he LOVES people. From the time he was a puppy, he just loves to cuddle and be with you. His mom died when she had just birthed the puppies and the breeders bottlefed all the puppies and took care of them as well as their own mother would have, which explains a lot of his personality. He actually is a distant relative of Barkley if I remember correctly. Robby loves dogs, he squeals and laughs and always tries to pull their fur, the good thing about Barkley and Hobbes, is I know they would never try to bite him and their fur is short :)See how Hobbes's ears are laid back? That's because he knows he needs to be gentle with Robby. Here is Robby chilling with Barkley, Barkley actually wanted to do his own thing, but he obeyed my "stay" command so I could get some good pictures in.And, here is a random shot of our house, we finally moved in and slowly but surely are getting it comfortable to live in, our first real house ever! I'll post some more pictures once I find the before shots, and we get it all nice and purty.Sorry about such a long post! I hope everyone is doing great and enjoying the hot hot weather!

13 comments:

Julie said...

Robby is getting so big! He's still an absolute doll, of course :)

It must feel great to be in your house; YAY for you!

I'm sure your sister is having a great time in Costa Rica; I'd love to go there for a month. My daughter went a couple years ago for a 5 week vacation and lived in a tree house with 2 girlfriends. She had a blast. Which part of Costa Rica is your sister at? Samm stayed in Carillo on the southern west coast.

Monika said...

Ha, found your blog again! Have bookmarked it now. You son is adorable. You are doing all the right things, I wouldn't rush anything, because they grow up so fast! (my son - 22, daughter- 23)
The entrelac blanket looks wonderful!

tiennie said...

Yay! More Robby pics! I think that the age when I really fall head over heels in love with my kids. Their little personalities are coming out and they are becoming their own person rather than an attachment of you!

That blanket - amazing! Lucky recipient!

The house pic is awesome. Beautiful floors and details! I can't wait to see more pics.

Jofrog said...

Oh how wonderful to be in your new home! Robby will learn to sleep on his own, especially now that things are done changing. Once he learns he won't have to re-learn or take a step backwards because everything is changing again.

I can't believe how different he and Kaya are developmentally. Kaya hates being on her belly still, so definitely no crawling. She can roll, and will sit for ages, but no desire to crawl. She did stand for a while while holding onto something the other day... locomotion is just trouble, off to baby-proof!

Mrs J said...

hi! i just wanted to de-lurk and comment today. :-)

your son is sooo adorable! i love reading about him and your family.

your new house looks nice. i like the the wood floors and trim. the boppy on the floor is a nice touch as well. :-)

mames said...

bea, i love hearing about robby and seeing his adventures with the bath and dogs and all. 7 months....it does go quickly. good luck with the napping, that is something we are sorting out too. and the toofs are too cute. smiles.

michele said...

robby is SO cute! so much personality in his face.

don't you love entrelac. at least i love entrelac, i hope you're enjoying it. your blanket looks great.

nice to hear what's happening with you and to see pic of your new place.

Romi said...

WOW! Gorgeous blanket and lots of cutie pics. He is so adorable! What a great smile. :)

Kathy said...

Hey Bea, thanks for the great profile on Auntie Kathy! We sure look cute:) I've been looking at my pictures with Robbie regularly to remind me about what we talked about and the truths of men who are bad news. I can't wait to show you these pictures I've been taking (when I remember that I have a camera) Ciao ciao!

Keisha said...

We must get together SOON!!! He is getting so big!!! You must post more pictures!!!!

Kyong said...

bea - thanks for the great post! robby has got to be the most adorable baby ever...ok, after my new niece! maybe we can set them up later. ha!

also, i thought that pic was of you. your sister kathy is so pretty. and what a smarty. yes, why isn't she taken?

and congrats on finally moving into your house! and the blanket - wow! you're amazing.

Faith! said...

Those colors are fantastic, I'm impressed by your dedication! I can't even finish an entrelac scarf (they make me dizzy)!

bokumbop said...

Beautiful blanket, beautiful Robby! It is so fun to watch babies develop right before your eyes, and see the personalities come out. Congrats on the new house!