The Gleeful Gourmand: We Don't Have Cooking, But We Do Have Babies!

Friday, March 30, 2012

We Don't Have Cooking, But We Do Have Babies!

I know I’ve been remiss in posting lately, but a lot of…er…stuff has been hitting the fan here at The Gleeful Gourmand home. It started with me being diagnosed with Lyme Disease a couple of weeks ago, and then Liam coming down with a horrible stomach virus that he still can’t seem to shake, then me getting said virus, and then finally being told that I do not, in fact have Lyme Disease, or any other kind of disease (thank God!). It’s been a confusing, stressful mess over here and very little cooking has been going on, unless you count opening a package of Saltines and dumping a can of chicken noodle soup into a pot "cooking."

However, there is a lot to celebrate as Liam continues to get better and we get back to normal. In the middle of all this, Savannah and Delia had their 9-month checkup, and we were pleased to find out that they’re doing really well. Delia came in at 16 pounds, 8 ounces, and Savannah came in at 17 pounds, 11 ounces. She’s in the 90th percentile for height (28 inches) and 25th for weight; and Delia is in the 50th percentile for height (27 ½ inches) and 15th for weight.

Savannah, a.k.a. Savannah Banana, a.k.a. Savannah Smiles
Those are some long, lean girls! These days they are exploring their first finger foods (Baby Mum-Mum’s Rusks – they’ve got no clue what to make of them), and Savannah is finally sitting up unsupported! Delia still has a hard time sitting upright without support, but I’m encouraged that both of them like to get up on their hands and knees and rock back and forth. I think crawling will be just around the corner for them, which is pretty cool. They both also say “Mama” and “Dada” and also “Hey.” Savannah has also said “Hi, Dada!” a few times.

Delia, a.k.a. Deels, a.k.a. Deli-boo
It’s been difficult for me to let go of preconceived notions of what they should and shouldn’t be doing at this age. Liam was such a “Textbook Baby,” meaning that when the book said he should do something, he did it, right down to the day, with the exception of walking on his own (14 months). But that was hereditary, as I didn’t walk on my own until 14 months either. Still, I’ve had to toss the books aside and just enjoy the girls as they are. Not as 9-month-olds, or on their Corrected Age (7 ½ months), but just as babies, doing whatever the heck they’re going to do, and knowing that they will eventually catch up to their peers. Would it make my life so much simpler if they could both just sit up together (as opposed to rolling down the hall, or under the tables)? Sure it would. But we’ll get there.

In the meantime I’ve got two beautiful girls who love to smile and laugh and grab my hair with iron-like vice grips. They have fun senses of humor, and will basically laugh at just about anything, which makes us feel like we’re a lot funnier than we really are. Delia especially seems to take particular delight in people sneezing. Sneeze in front of her and she will dissolve into a fit of hysterical giggles. Sneeze again and she will scream with appreciation and guffaws. I’m serious. There is nothing funnier to her than people sneezing. Makes for easy entertainment during this allergy season.

So that’s all for now from The Gleeful Gourmand. I promise to be back very soon with some Easter menu ideas and some recipes for fun spring dishes!


Elizabeth Wilson said...

At least the girls aren't sick. I should come down and sneeze for them. You guys are pretty funny though. Or my sense of humor is on Deel's level. Which is fine with me because who doesn't like to laugh? :)

Kirsten Oliphant said...

It can be SO hard to throw out the textbook or the comparisons to other people's kids and what they are doing. LOVE your attitude of just enjoying them as babies! (And I guess Liz left her comment right before the girls got sick...)

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