So pretty out. And as beautiful of a day it’s been outside, inside the house Lorelei has had a string of accidents. Let’s hope no more accidents in or outside of the house today.
Lorelei ran to the bathroom and said, “pee pee,” so we thought she had peed in her diaper and wanted to play in the bathroom, but that was far from the case. That girl wanted up on the potty and as soon as she was seated, she proceeded to do number 1 and 2.
Very proud of her. She’s growing up fast in these many instances.
I like it when Lorelei gets us up a tad early to where she zonks out on the couch and momma and I can enjoy some us time gabbing. It’s almost like having our prior evening given back.
I dropped Lucas off at his foster owners house yesterday. I was doing great until it came to the last two items to hand off and I cracked. You might be wondering what happened and I’ll tell you.
Lucas bit Lorelei in the face last Saturday. From what I could determine, he bit her out of jealousy. Even though Lucas is roughly 8 years old, he still requires a lot of attention. When Lorelei came, his neediness became worse as he was fighting for attention and affection. His previous actions didn’t warrant any trust from us to him when it came to the baby, so he was either on his chair or squirreled away on his bed. Really, no life for a dog like him to live. He needed space, he needed less stress, and ultimately he needed no children around.
We lucked out, because a veterinary assistant at our vet’s office agreed to foster him. I didn’t want Lucas going to a shelter or a kennel, he deserved better. And like a cat with 9 lives, he got my wish. He’s with a wonderful couple that are animal lovers. From the recent update I received he’s adjusting well. Though, knowing Lucas, I’m sure he’s showed his ass already.
I pretty much grieved all week and spent as much time as I could with him. It was a hard week and an even harder weekend. Once Lucas was gone, I came home to a house that lost its boy; Lily went downstairs looking for Bubby and when we went outside she looked for Bubbs. Even today, she’s hesitant in the back yard, because he might just come bounding from the garage. She looks for him and it hurts my heart. He was the alpha and she looked to him for guidance, he was her play buddy, her snuggle buddy, and he was her pal. You can tell she misses him and it reminds me of how special he was.
I really do wish things had been different, but that’s the path of Lucas. He’s not good with kids, but he’s a loyal and loving companion. And please don’t take this the wrong way, I am not happy that he bit our daughter. I just have enough sense to know that it isn’t fair to an animal to be thrust into a situation that’s out of their control and for me to disregard the whole picture.
Lucas I miss you and I love you very much. You were my first dog and the best to have. Your time with us was just another footnote in your journey. I’m thankful to say we saved you from destruction and I’m even more thankful that you’re in a home that cares for you and can see how smart and loving you are.
I love you big guy!
You’re now a little over 10 months old and Lord, how you’ve grown.
Words really cannot describe how much you have changed, matured, and grown in the past few months. I can say that you went from crawling up the stairs to walking almost instantaneously, and I can say that you went from saying momma and dada to knowing what those words meant overnight. But you cover so much ground in a day, that it’s amazing what your synapses are doing to tell what you’re feeling and what you’re thinking. As your dad, I still enjoy what luxuries you bless me with, such as kisses, hugs, the looking for me, the knowing I’m in the same room as you and momma, the smiles, and the laughs.
I guess unlike the majority of children your age, you are going through a lot internally. You have multiple teeth coming in and you are still experiencing growth spurts like mad! While I do envy how much other parents have it easy, I can say that it is worth watching you grow leaps and bounds mentally and physically. The running around that momma and I do after you shows the curiosity you have and the want to learn. I hope you never lose that. It is amazing what your smile does. It melts away the anger and frustration almost instantaneously.
Your voice. Oh man, your voice. You have no idea that even at such a young age I hear your momma in you. There are certain things you’ll babble-out and I hear your mom’s voice from when we were in high school; not even dating. You are going to have such an opinionated personality that it already shines through. You must get that from your mom, because she can back up what she’s saying. It has to be the Ferguson in you. Speaking of which, I really wish you could’ve met Papaw Ferguson. He was such a wonderful person, with such humor, intelligence, and intuitiveness that you would’ve felt right at home. Words cannot describe him, but you can see it in the pictures that we have around the house. Just so you know, I had to ask for his permission for your mom’s hand in marriage. That was a very scary thing to do, but he gave me permission. You just remember that little girl
Anyway, I’m just rambling on at this point. Your mother and I love you very much and we could not be happier with your progress. You’re beautiful, smart, and so, so loving! Keep it up!
p.s. We still don’t want another child. We’re lucky to have you, but you’re not having a brother or a sister! Enjoy the benefits of being an only child! Love you sweet pea.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s true… we’ve had three snowdays one right after the other one day after Lorelei’s first day of school. I just had to laugh about the situation otherwise I’d be pulling my hair out.
We planned this week very carefully so that while Lorelei was a daycare we would be able to get some things done around the house and now all those items on the “To Do” list are put on hold.
That’s okay though… it just means I get a little more time with my girl.
first day of daycare… not much to say other than I really really miss her smiling face. I hope this won’t be a terribly hard transition for her.
I’m feeling weighted down by worry this week. I have tons of things running through my mind and keeping me up at night…. can I keep to our 2015 budget and still allow for a few extras here and there, are there any non expensive ways of updating this site and still keep it fresh and useful, how easy would it really be to get my shop up and running, what product do I make, how much, would it really sell or am I just kidding myself, would it be possible at some point to make this a full time job? These are the scenarios that keep my mind jumping and busy throughout the day and night.
However, with all over this going on in my head, I feel the need to take a step back and focus on my family. This is the last week that I’ll be working from home with Lorelei and I want to soak up these next few days with her and enjoy her smiles and babbling. I’ve been trying to gain some peace with the daycare situation, and I’m feeling better about asking for help with her education. I just keep reminding herself that Brookview is an amazing school and will allow Lorelei the freedom and structure she needs to learn and develop into her own individual person.
Today you are officially 6 months old and it’s my 37th birthday. We celebrated by giving you a new veggie for dinner and chicken and dumplings for me. =) It wasn’t a huge party, just your dad, me, you, and the pups had a lazy Sunday not doing much. It was a great day!
I’m excited and nervous about this new year. In two days you will start the infant program at Brookview Montessori school and I’m so worried about you. You’ve never stayed with anyone else but me and your dad so I’m not sure how you’re going to react when we drop you off. We decided to take vacation this coming week to try and get somethings done while you’re at daycare, but I also wanted to be available in case you needed me to come get you from school. I’m crossing my fingers that all will go well and you’ll love your teachers and the other kids.
- you weigh 18 lbs
- you’re 29 inches long now and have to wear your 9 month clothing now
- you are into everything!!!!!
- you’re not interested in staying in your walker for long periods of time
- you’re setting up all by yourself
- you pull yourself into a standing position like an expert and can move around holding onto the couch or chair (you will also hold onto your walker from behind and try to walk around holding on to it)
- your balance has gotten better and you can now stand for a short time all on your own while holding a toy, blanket, or book
- you’re eating three full meals a day along with your bottles (you prefer to eat the food off of my plate)
- you’ve officially started mama and dada, we are trying to teach you baba for your bottle
- you will set still for longer stretches of time playing with your toys and books
- you’re starting to bang things together and bang your hands on things
You’re first real holiday is coming up and I’m so excited. I’ve started thinking about tradition a lot these last few days and I’ve come up with some really great traditions that I’m planning on setting up for our little family. I’m sure some will stick and some won’t, and new ones will be thought up and we’ll make changes to the traditions as we grow, but for right now all I can think about is sharing this beautiful holiday with you and your daddy.
- you weigh 17 lbs
- you’re 28 inches long now
- you’re officially crawling all by yourself and we can’t keep up
- you’re becoming disenchanted with your walker. while you love the freedom of going anywhere you want, it also doesn’t allow you to have full access to whatever it is you’re trying to get at.
- you’re setting up by yourself for long stretches of time
- you’re eating cereal for breakfast and we’ve started veggies for lunch
- you’re pulling yourself up into a standing position and hesitantly taking steps
- you’ve started hollering “mamamamamamamamammamamamam” which I love to hear and am secretly convinced that you are saying “mama” despite what your father says =)
- you are interested in looking in the mirror and figured out how it worked real quickly
- you’re still putting everything you can in your mouth and gnawing on it
I had so much fun finishing this blanket for Lorelei and I think she really likes it!!! It was a quick little project that didn’t take me too long to throw together. I tend to be lazy when it comes to these type of blankets. I get the pre-cut squares and then just sew them together, a layer of batting, and then I used a outdoor fabric for sturdiness. All in all I’m happy and I think Lorelei is too!