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Feb. 1st, 2018 @ 08:34 pm 18 months
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Ignacio turns 18 months tomorrow and I'm impressed that I've been keeping up with his posts (more or less) though Ignacio has been developing like crazy! He's so independent and opinionated ... Stubborn. Snuggly. But I'll back up.

His first birthday was kind of a big deal. I made feathery fudge cake for his actual birthday with the fam and then we had a bigger shin dig at the park. I absolutely LOVE my mother-in-law, who made me feel involved while still taking care of a bunch of stuff. And Grandpa Johnny ended up having to run across the street to Vallarta for more carne asada, it went so fast! Ignacio did very well at the park even though he wasn't walking comfortably in shoes yet. He stayed awake for most of the event and fell asleep after cake! Meanwhile, we somehow decided we wanted out grill at the park, so Grandpa Johnny ended up walking it over! Sadly, I have no photos of him walking it across the street at the light, lol!

He went through a bad phase of biting at daycare around the same time. The way daycare handles it is to call the parent and have me shadow so I can correct his behavior spontaneously. He was smart about it, too -- he bit the smaller kids that couldn't fight back. It was very weird how he targeted specific kids, though. We got through that phase, but it was rough missing work in the mornings for a little while. That said, I'm very grateful they worked with us at the daycare instead of kicking him out. We also discovered molars in Ignacio's mouth a month later, so it's possible he was just teething on the other kids.

One of the things that made the biting phase that much better, though, was that Josh and I were working together at the same office. So if I had to jump out, Josh could let people know where I had gone. And they were so flexible with me, too. Not only because of my 32-hour work week, but just b/c most of the people at work are chill (and family dads). Gary called Ignacio "Chompers".

The holidays. Read: Illnesses.Collapse )

Then speaking of nursing, I quit pumping at work finally!... after a couple painful lumps. And now I'm just nursing him in the morning and evening (and in the night if he seems to need it). I'm having a lot of trouble with my self image, though, because now I'm not using up all those calories for milk, I've started to gain weight. Lovely. BUT two weeks ago I got my cycle back, so that's exciting! I'm wearing normal bras and I bought pads for the first time in two years! I'm getting back to normal!

Yesterday we took the day to go to Disneyland. It's become kind of a tradition. This is the second year we've done it in January. Ignacio cried on MOST of the rides we went on -- Space Rockets, Casey Junior Train, even Ariel. He complained about Pirates but then I just got to snuggle him. He did the best on the Jungle Cruise, seeing the animals and the water, but he was also really tired at that point. He fell asleep in his stroller, but didn't stay asleep long enough for it to count as a real nap. We let him run around the docks (Disneyland does baby-proofing superbly, so we took advantage of that). I would chase him and say "Ti prendo, ti prendo!" and he would run away but then slow down so I could catch up with him. Che risate! Josh and I were exhausted by 4 but pushed through -- we saw the Lunar New Year parade and the drum show (Ignacio did enjoy both of those), then grabbed dinner (making Ignacio fairly happy) before heading home. It felt SO LATE when we got home and put him to bed, but it was only 7:30! A good day, though.

So many good days with Ignacio. His laugh really brightens our life, and sometimes seems to outweigh all the times he laughs because he's being naughty - dumping his food on the floor or hitting the cat. I hope we remember both so we can tell him all the shenanigans he got up to when he was little. I already miss his littler self, though. Being a mamma is kind of a trip ...
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Dec. 21st, 2008 @ 11:35 am (no subject)
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HaPPy AnNivERsaRy, Dooda and Rob!!! And many more to come!

December's just full of fun days, innit?

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Apr. 14th, 2007 @ 06:15 pm Happy 34, Mr. Brody!!!
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HAPPY 34th BIRTHDAY, Adrien!!!
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Apr. 11th, 2007 @ 11:03 am I speke reall good grammer. And I can spel.
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Your English Skills:

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Mar. 11th, 2007 @ 05:38 pm (no subject)
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1. Can you cook?
2. What was your dream growing up?
3. What talent do you wish you had?
4. Favorite place?
5. Favorite vegetable?
6. What was the last book you read?
7. What zodiac sign are you?
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?
9. Worst Habit?
10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal?
11. What is your favorite sport?
12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15. Tell me one weird fact about you.
16. Do you have any pets?
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena?
18. What time is it where you are now?
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience?
22. What color eyes do you have?
23. Ever been arrested?
24. Bottle or Draft?
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it?
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew?
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at?
28. Do you believe in ghosts?
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30. Do you swear a lot?
31. Biggest pet peeve?
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33. In one word, how would you describe me?
34. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
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Mar. 7th, 2007 @ 11:53 am I heart Bill Amend.
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Mar. 4th, 2007 @ 04:18 pm (no subject)
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More Spock-ness.
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Jan. 27th, 2007 @ 02:05 pm CAUTION. No, rather, WARNING. To the general eljay public.
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Dec. 25th, 2006 @ 01:46 am Peace and goodwill towards men.
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I hope everyone has a very blessed Christmas.
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