Monday, January 25, 2010

Writer's Block & Building Blocks

So, I've had a bad case of writer's block lately. There has been a lot going on here on Plum Frost Drive, but I've not had the words to put it on paper the internets. However, since this blog is basically Ethan's baby book, I feel like I should be a little more diligent about making note of various milestones, appointments, and other life events along the way. This is Ethan's story, and I hope he can look back on it one day with an awe and appreciation for how far he's come.

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I'll start with our good friend, the cast. It seems as though the slab of plaster wrapped around Ethan's arm is not content with staying where it should. It only makes sense, though. As the swelling goes down, the cast becomes too big, thus slipping out of place. We haven't called the surgeon yet, but I know we're just delaying the inevitable. I would be very surprised if Ethan doesn't need a new cast in the next week or so. That is definitely a bummer, with a capital B.

Thankfully, it doesn't seem to bother him at all. At least, not nearly as much as the molars that are trying to break through his swollen, inflamed gums! I feel so bad for him, and I'm glad we don't remember that part of childhood.

I am so proud of how well he's doing, in general, though! Each day he is thismuch closer to crawling. But, don't be fooled. Just 'cause he can't get around on all fours yet doesn't mean he can't get anywhere! He has mastered the art of butt-scooting and we're having to keep a much closer eye on things he can get into.

We haven't gone to any appointments in the past two weeks (what?!), other than our weekly therapy visits. It has been a nice break from doctors' offices, but Ethan will be going to an eye specialist next week to look into treating a possible blocked tear duct.

I still can't believe that he is almost one. A few days ago, someone asked us how old he is. Instead of replying with "10 and a half months", Jeramie said "he's almost one". That is so crazy! He is looking more and more like a little boy these days. See for yourself in this new favorite picture of mine:

I think it's evident that Jeramie and I had more fun with the blocks, but it made for a super-cute picture; don't ya think?

Gosh, I love that boy.

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In other Tri Mulli news, we're planning to put our house on the market sometime next month. We had our realtor, who is also a friend of ours, come by on Saturday to do a walk-through. We don't have that much to do to get it ready, just a few projects here and there.

We have three main goals/reasons for moving: 1- lower our monthly mortgage payment (hopefully), 2- get out of Raleigh city limits (maybe a little closer to Durham), and 3- get out of a HOA (read: an unnecessary bill each month). I am a little nervous about the whole deal, but I have an overall sense of peace that things will work out just fine. If you know of any (cheap) houses for sale or rent from Garner to Apex, let us know!

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I'm off to put some stamps on birthday invitations and enjoy a quiet, relaxing night at home. Thanks for checking in; y'all have a good night!

7 comments:

Diana said...

i heart your family!!!!

Anonymous said...

Joye-- just keep in mind that if you move to Garner, the traffic is AWFUL on I-40 towards Chapel Hill / Duke mostly from 7-9am and 4:30-6:30pm. A-W-F-U-L.

We live in Apex. It is great. Easy access to I-40. Only 10min to Cary, 15 min to Southpointe Mall in Durham (love that mall!) Homes and schools are affordable too. --LOIS

Lisa said...

We can't wait for Ethan's party! It should be a blast! Good luck on selling your house and watch out world for Ethan's next adventure = crawling!

Lisa said...

We can't wait for Ethan's party! It should be a blast! Good luck on selling your house and watch out world for Ethan's next adventure = crawling!

Anonymous said...

And I want a copy of that pic. I am so proud of all his little thingies that he is doing.Yep. He's my sweetheart!:)

Anonymous said...

That was from Gramma B.

Anonymous said...

Hi Joye,
I miss you! Praying that your house sells quickly. We learned that it was a little better to make it a win-win, and we sold in 5 weeks! Hope you can follow your dream after...it isn't easy, but much better. (Wink wink) Love, Carrie

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