Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

January summary

It has been along time since my last post. What have we been up to? We took Leo on his first flight. He did very well slept the whole way from Phoenix to Washington, DC. We went to my nephew David's pizza "dinner." David has a phobia about birthday parties. Its some kind of sensory-affective thing. I think he is growing out of it. As he told his father "he didnt want the party to end."

Maximo had a dental crisis. We luckily have friends who are also dentists. Max went to see our pal, Dr. Mark S. Davis. Max had all of his wisdom teeth pulled out. His face is not all puffed out like a chipmunk. He has been taking ibuprofen and prescribed pain killer so it explains why he sleeps through Leo's crying.

Leo is recovering from a cold. I never realized how much a child's illness can affect your own life. We had to miss the parenting class reunion, cancel a playdate and postpone another playgroup. He is using the vaporizer, and I am using the nasal aspirator which he hates.

We hired a new babysitter, Maximina. She is from Cuba and is married to an Argentine, a porteno! As a result, we found out there are actually other Argentines in Phoenix. There are a group of Argentines who work at ASU. Maximina also told us about an Argentine restaurant in Phoenix. Maximina speaks Spanish to Leo and feeds him, diapers him, etc. I am hoping to follow through my New Year's resolution to speak Spanish everyday. Practicar es necessito!

I am still struggling to lose the pregnancy weight gain. More then half came off from the birth and breastfeeding. The remainder is not budging. I am still wearing half maternity tops and pre-preggo jeans which are tight. Its very frustrating. I was told by other moms it takes a year for the weight to come off.

Lastly, Leo is eating food! I am making it at home. First, he had carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, string beans, spinach and now chicken. He is lifitng his head up and rolling over from his back to his stomach. I know soon he will be walking.

Viaje a Nueva York

Viaje a Nueva York