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Less stress helps a lot. I better finish what I can of the MARS site and palm it back, going to have enough to deal with as is.
I'm surprised and yet not by how in tune I am with myself. I can feel things moving around and developing, occasionally it gets uncomfortable but for the most part it's just intrigueing. I should probably go make a doctor appointment and go get an ultrasound at some point. The morning sickness isn't so bad, seeing as I'm not stressed about things. I seem to be getting familiar with this baby as well, a lot sooner than I did with Tiny. Josh reckons it's probably coz I know what to look for now, he's probably right. We had a slight scare as we were talking, thinking maybe I was a month further along than we thought, seeing as my last period was unusual. But I'm pretty sure there was enough blood there to warrant being a proper period.
I'm not sure how I really feel about additional kids. My parents don't reeally care either way. Josh's parents are convinced that we -need- to have another one so Tao has a "playmate". There's five cats and a dog and I'm sure he'll have friends, he is a very easygoing and friendly little guy, so I don't see why he needs a playmate. I don't want any more kids, but if I get knocked up and there is one in there, I don't want it to go away, coz then I would feel like I killed it because I rejected it. I'm so confused. I guess I don't mind getting pregnant again. I feel kinda bad though, coz there's all these people trying so hard to get babies and not getting them and we were trying so hard to not get a baby. Ehh, shit happens, and it's not necessarily a bad thing.
Cute Tao photos
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Not really much to report. We found out that Tiny knows that sticks can
be limb extensions, we caught him trying to play with the light switch
with a hockey stick (seeing as he can't actually reach the light switch,
He's having a really long nap, probably because he missed most of his afternoon one. Josh is also having a really long nap. I feel really, really, really blah.
Anyway. Thought I'd post more photos. Just because.
In the order I remember it in :P
When Josh had gone off on one of his site visits, Tao got hold of my mobile and toddled off, holding the phone behind his head (coz that's how you talk on the phone) and said "Daddy?" I would have called Josh but he was in the site visit at the time :)
Tao brought me the phone catalogue he'd been looking at. I told him it was a phone catalogue. He pointed to a photo of an odd looking mobile, I told him it was a phone. He walked off with the catalogue to his ear.
I saw Tao run off behind the futon with his cricket bat, then duck down and look under the cat scratching post box behind the futon. A bit later he starrted stabbing the cricket bat around under it. I figured maybe he was just trying to post the cricket bat. He checked again, then stabbed again. I wondered, what the hell is he doing? A bit later I saw a tennis ball pop out from under the cat box O_O
Aww he's growing up
Haven't posted for a month. Okay, so it's been a combination of me
being slack, me doing other things and me running after a very
intelligent and very curious little monkeyrat :)
Tao's managed to work out his Tupperware shape sorter, though he can only handle 3-4 shapes out at a time to put back in, if you take all of them out he gets all happy and scatters them to the far reaches of the room. If he can't figure out where a shape goes, he tries the next best match, or just shoves it where it will fit on the off chance it goes in (which it never does).
12 Months of Tao
And back again
Christmas Eve Eve
The Day Approaches
In nine days, Josh and I will have been parents for a whole year o_O
As expected, the little one has been keeping me on my toes. Not a bad thing really, and I've been enjoying it so far, in spite of people telling me how much I'm going to have to watch out etc. He toddles around oh so cutely with his arms out for balance in stereotypical baby fashion. His favourite games are peekaboo and to toddle at me as fast as he can with his arms stretched out and collapse giggling into my arms :)
Down and Dinosaurs
Ahh my little guy is growing up.