Harrison's birthday came and went and unfortunatly, no party took place. He ended up with a terrible cold and pink eye and gave the cold to both of us, and as of today, March 1st...we are still getting over it. TERRIBLE cold. It was the worst not having a party for him, although we did celebrate a little bit the night of the would-be party with some friends and family. After H went to bed, of course. Thankfully, he is now over it and soon, I'm getting him a cake and balloons and we're singing "Happy Birthday" and he's wearing his birthday shirt. I don't care if it's a month late, you don't miss your child's first birthday!
Last week, our little man transitioned to the next class at his daycare. He spent a little more time in there each day. It's been sort of a struggle because his very favorite teachers are no longer his all-day best friends and it's obvious he's a little sad about it. He loves to play with the "big kids" but then he loves to go back to his room and cuddle with his teachers and run the show. His new class has a daily routine, that includes naptime on a mat - which he thought was the dumbest idea ever at first, but he has now napped with them two or three times. He even got to go play on the playground outside and ride on the bouncy horse, and he sat still in his teacher's lap to listen during storytime. No one wants to accept it right away, but he's definitely not a baby any more. So bittersweet.
The one thing about his growing up (too quickly) that is turning out to be so much fun, is feeding him table food for every meal. Oh, and not buying formula or baby food has put a little cushion back in our bank account. Not complaining about that either! This past weekend, Harrison went out to breakfast and had his own plate of pancakes, then a turkey sandwhich for lunch, a few bites of cake (his first ever) at his friend Dillon's party, and chicken fingers with fries at dinner. I think we were so excited about him eating with us that day that we forgot all about healthy.
Oh, and one more thing. He took his first steps. ON my birthday. What a great kid! He has taken many more since then. It is his new favorite trick to show off. So much so that when we would not allow him free run when we went out to dinner last night so that he could show all of his fans at the restaurant how talented he is, he decided we were idiots and threw a giant fit and dinner quickly became a "to-go" order. He's so cute :)
As for me, I've decided, a year after giving birth, that it's time to get rid of the baby weight and get back to my fighting weight. Getting prepared to chase a little boy around too. It's going to require a lot of stamina and a smaller butt, so Peyton signed me up for a 5k in April and I've been training for that and supplementing with workouts with my favorite girl-body, Jillian Michaels. I told her I would be back, and I am! But you know...last time I got in really good shape, I ended up pregnant. Just saying...