For Eamonn's birthday Mace and I bought him a swing to put up in the back yard, hanging down from the big tree that drops leaves everywhere. The catch? It's pink. Lol. It was either a blue boyish one for twenty five dollars, or a pink clearance one for seven. Needless to say, if Eamonn grows up with gender identity issues, we'll blame it on our cheap ways and his gay, pink swing.
|Discovering leaves. What happens when I shake them? What happens if I put them in my mouth? (I usually don't care if Eamonn has sticks or leaves or anything like that in his mouth... my motto: God made the dirt, and dirt don't hurt. lol)|
|Figuring out what happens when you bang the stroller with a stick...|
Funny things that Eamonn does:
- Eamonn is our Parrot. He repeats EVERYTHING EVERYTHING he hears. A car passing, a scream on a movie, a bird tweet, the microwave, a dog barking, a cough or sneeze, a laugh, you name it, he mimics it. It's pretty funny because a lot of times I don't hear or even notice the sounds he does and I have to take a step back and think of what he might be trying to imitate. Mason claims that Eamonn can say "I love you" sometimes, but I've never heard it. lol
- My family has a joke that when I was a baby, I could've made a mess out of and m&m. A tiny m&m would result in chocolate in places they didn't know existed. That is the story of Eamonn's life. It doesn't matter what it is, it results in a mess. I was over at my neighbors helping her out the otherday, and we fed the kids pizza. Her baby boy, Thomas, had some on his hands when he was done. That's it. Eamonn? Hands, ears, hair, feet, stomach, eyes, back, you name it, it had pizza on it. Lol. I guess this is payback.
- For the most part, Eamonn is very content, but he is learning to through tantrums. The funny thing is, is that he is very careful on where he throws them. When he gets mad about me taking something away, wiping his nose, etc. he very carefully looks around to make sure he won't hit anything, and then very strategically and carefully lays back onto the ground.. and THEN he throws his head back, arches his back and flails his appendages. Tantrums usually last a few seconds though, because I just laugh and walk away, or just ignore them. He sees that mom doesn't really care, and he's not getting the desired reaction out of me, so he stops and finds something else to play with.
- Eamonn is also very tough. He is constantly bonking his head or running into things. He might wimper for a second, and then he's done. I like to try and take credit for that because when he does fall or whatever, I just say.. uh oh! Get up! You're ok! I guess we'll see with baby number two though, because for all I know, it might just be his laid back personality. I'm hoping it's parenting style, not the latter.
- Eamonn will usually wake up earlier than us in the morning, but instead of crying, he just sits in his pack and play and chatters to himself, or even with the angels that are around him. Who knows, but I never wake up to him crying. He's usally playing with something (blanket, toys I leave in there for him, feet, belly button, etc.) when I come in to get him. Like a said. Such a good baby. Maybe it's a blessing the Lord has given me because my postpartum was hell... or maybe again, He's trying to trick me into having more kids ;) lol.
Well, I'm supposed to be working right now so I'll have to update later. I'm really loving this blogging thing. I'm using it more as a personal journal more than anything, so I hope I don't say anything too revealing... lol Or say something about someone I'm frustrated with because it's on the freaking world wide web. WORLD WIDE. Need to watch out for that. Well, I'm sure I'll update soon. I'm really interested to see who actually reads this junk because personally, I get bored reading details of other peoples lives sometimes. I'd rather just write about my own. lol