Saturday, July 21, 2007

busy busy bees

Every day I glance longingly at the computer, and then I glance down at my scooting-around-the-room baby, and I sit on the floor with him instead of blogging. And then you know how it is, you feel embarrassed because you haven't written, so you don't write, and then you feel even more guilty and embarrassed, so you still don't write, and then it's been ages and you can't even remember what it was like to write regularly, and why did people read what you wrote anyway? But the truth is that I love looking back on my past posts and recalling what my life was like during that period of time. Plus, I love hearing from all of you. Therefore, I'd better find a way to get back into the swing of things.

The truth is, I am loving my life so much these days, it is hard to take the time to sit down and write about it.

Gabe is fabulous, wonderful, glorious, and so much fun. He is smiling and laughing and trying to crawl. He gets up on all fours, rocks back and forth, and then launches himself in the direction of whatever he'd like to reach. It is all cute, of course, until I turn around to find him chewing on the power strip. Or when I was chatting with a friend at lunch and he'd swallowed half of a paper napkin, and then spent the next hour spitting up chewed up chunks of napkin (I felt like a fabulous mother that day, for sure). His favorite target is the dogs, of course. He adores those darn dogs. He saves up his best smiles for them, and waits anxiously every morning until he hears the click clack of their little nails, and then he busts into this absolutely scrumptious grin and bounces in place. He still dances all the time, but now he occasionally waves bye-bye and "gives us five" too. The day before yesterday, he learned how to close a book, and now he'd much prefer to close the book every time I turn the page than read the actual pages. He sleeps through the night most of the time (except last night, of course), and waking up to that sweet smile is the best wake up I've ever had.

I couldn't be prouder, honestly. I also couldn't possibly love him more. Until tomorrow. Somehow, tomorrow I always love him more.

Things have been crazy around here, as usual. My mom was visiting for the last month, and we went to Montreal and Quebec City for 5 days a few weeks ago. Then Josh turned 30 and I threw him a surprise birthday party, which is surprisingly difficult to coordinate with a 6 month old in the house and a nosy husband. Then Josh's aunt offered us her beach house for a weekend, so we were away for that, then we went to the Berkshires to visit my inlaws for a weekend, and now we're back to regular chaotic life.

I have loads of pictures to share with you. Wait until you get a load of these thighs (Gabe's, not mine). He is a whopping 19+ pounds of delicious rolls and dimples. I keep hoping that the crawling won't thin them out, because I really do enjoy munching on them.


Knitting Mama said...

Sean on Wednesday weighed 18 lbs 2.5 oz. What percentile is Gabriel in? Just curious.

Are you coming back to MTL in August? I want to hook up a the birthday boys! And meet you of course!

Glad all is well!

chatty cricket said...

"Somehow, tomorrow I always love him more."

Oh my God, well put. So. Well. Put.

Gabe and Mister can giggle about their massive thighs together. I swear, Mister's are as big as my forearms!

Phantom Scribbler said...

LG informed me quite firmly on Thursday that we had not seen you in a long time, and we should make plans to do so as soon as possible.

Consider yourself warned!

Anonymous said...

You are missed greatly, my friend. I love the reason for your bloggy absence, though. Who could fault you for that? :)

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

I totally empathize on the enjoying-life-so-much-that-the-blog-can-slide thing. Still, love it when you chime in, and looking forward to some more Gabe pics whenever you get around to it!

amygeekgrl said...

i've been wondering about you, but i totally understand the enjoying life part. glad to hear life is so darn delicious, as are gabe's thighs. we should get him and julian together for some sumo baby wrestling. ;)

KLee said...

I don't fault you at all for staying away. We can't compete with the baby sweetness. We are glad to see you back, though.

Can't wait to see pictures of Gabe -- share soon!

Yankee T said...

Cannot wait for updated pictures. I know Camille has been busy!

Beth & Rob said...

Hurrah - a post at long last! It's lovely to read what you have been up to. I still manage to find time to check in on your blog and have been missing them so thanks for the update! I know I appreciate it! Good to hear all is so well with you and your lovely little family.