Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Time truly does heal all wounds...

Things are so much better now. I admit to still having "moments" where I wonder if I can do this, but most of the time I would say that I've put it behind me. Funny, that... considering that 6 weeks ago I didn't think that I'd EVER be able to move forward! Guess that just goes to prove how resilient we truly are...

Baby Girl is doing wonderfully!! She is nearly 6-1/2 months old now!! We started her in daycare last week - she goes every morning for a few hours - primarily to help B cope with my impending AT committment, but also for the socialization aspect. She needs to spend some time with other babies, to learn to play together, to share, to handle conflict, to stand up for herself etc. I also think that she'll learn new "tricks" faster from watching other babies. I have noticed that she is a bit developmentally delayed compared to my boys, but then, they were raised in daycares. I am SO grateful that that will NOT be the case with Baby Girl, but I also admit that daycares DO have some benefits. It has been difficult for me to have her there - but at least she's just right across the street (quite literally -- we can walk out the back door, straight out through the yard and across the street to the daycare parking lot!!)

We went to my mother's house yesterday to visit with my grandmother who turned 91 on Saturday. She was SO happy to see us, especially Baby Girl. We put Doo on the living room rug, she pulled up onto her hands and knees and for the very first time, made some forward progress!! I have a feeling that she will be fully crawling by the time I return from Georgia, and that makes me a bit sad. I have been able to be so much more involved with Baby Girl than I was able to be with the boys and I hate the idea of missing a single milestone! I can't really talk to Bill about it, though, because I already know how he feels about my being in the Reserves.

The koi (and the stupid shubunkins) are growing like crazy; the parrot-feather is spreading over the surface of the pond as are the 2 water lillies. Our original water lily has just put up a 2nd flower, and it's just beautiful. Too bad that they only last for a few days. When I get back from Georgia, the boys and I are going to pick out a few new koi - I want some butterfly finned ones. We also need to consider getting a catfish... or some more snails... we have algae galore! But, at least the water is clear and the fish are visible! Now, if I can just get them used to human presence so they'll come to the surface for me!

1 comments:

RebekahRose said...

Aww Stef, I am sorry you are going to miss home for a little while, but I hope the Reserve duty goes QUICKLY and you are home again with your little sweetpea very soon!! Hugs!!