Sittin’ pretty

20 Apr

K-fer’s learning to sit has led to great excitement and changes around here.

First, Gemma finally seemed to notice that this fixture that had come into her life was actually another person, not just “the baby” or “Kiss-o-fer”, but someone with whom to play and someone who also wants to grab her toys or her hair or her sleeve or whatever gets too close.

When he was first learning he couldn’t get far, and she would kindly bring him all kinds of toys to keep him happy.

And then she would watch dispassionately when he inevitably toppled over.

Now he is a sitting machine.

    

 

This makes my life much easier, as he loves to sit and play for hours on end and watch the goings-on around him.

This makes Gemma’s life much more difficult, as she IS the goings-on which he wants to watch.  He has mastered the switch from sitting to rolling, so if she gets too far away or holds something too interesting, *flop*, over he goes in a controlled forwards topple so he can roll/wriggle closer to her.

A couple days ago she simply gave up and started playing right beside him.  As you can see, he was overjoyed!

She is getting used to this sharing thing, and I love how evident her kind heart is becoming.

Of course, there are times she simply uses him for her dress-up purposes, and I imagine he will suffer through many more indignities such as this:

It’s ok son, real men can wear pink.

In other news, no one seems upset about the Facebook notifications OR the new look, so both will continue unchecked.

Also, hooray for an A in Linguistics….Psychology exam next week and let’s hope I follow suit o’er dere, as Carl tells me A’s are the only acceptable mark to justify paying for my edumacationing.  School, I will miss you this summer.  

Cool weather, I will miss you also, and already do miss you as allergy season seems to be here in FORCE this year and I was unsuspecting and unprepared after 2 allergy free years in Ottawa.  What do they PUT in the blossoms here??  And what is your best allergy remedy…preferably acceptable for breastfeeding individuals?

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5 Responses to “Sittin’ pretty”

  1. Erin April 20, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Pfff, A’s aren’t the only justification for your edumacation. Great job though! 🙂 I’m missing school and it’s been less than a week… thank goodness the fall holds more edumacationing!

    Kiss-o-fer and Gemma are cute as can be! I love his huge smiles. 😀 Can’t wait to meet him!

  2. Corien April 20, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    Cutie patooties! Best remedy is to come to Saskatchewan for a visit, seeing as you are done the 3R’s with A’s and seeing as we don’t have any blossoms to bother you yet. Then K and G could have fun with C,E, and K and of course ME! How about it? (:

  3. Yolanda April 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Funny… I had bad allergies in Ontario and not here… Sad for you 😦 I know when I was preggo/nursing I was allowed to take some over the counter drug, can’t remember exact one, but just ask the pharmacist- they will know.

  4. Sharon April 22, 2011 at 12:12 am #

    I have a friend here who is taking bee polen… not sure if you can take that there though… found in a health food shop! ANOTHER friend of mine takes hand fulls of VITAMIN C… which she swears by…. works great apparently. BUT we may possibly get different pollens then you do there… BUT… they should know at the health food shop!?!?

  5. Evelyn May 5, 2011 at 7:37 am #

    Hey Girl… visiting your blog for the first time. Love it! Miss you!
    I think that Benedryl is fine when you’re nursing. But do check with your pharmacist. They’ll probably tell you that nothing is best, but when you insist that nothing is not an option you’ll get some recommendations! 🙂

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