Well, I certainly never expected to be away quite so long. My computer has been so sluggish that I sometimes even regret turning the darn thing on. It’s been keeping me from blogging because it’s just so painful to type a sentence and wait for the text to appear long after I’ve finished. Today it seems to be on it’s best behaviour so I thought it was time to get right back to it.
Hubby has had a number of tests all of which have come back negative. His doctor noticed a bit of a spot on his lungs in an x-ray he had done and gave him antibiotics to clear up what could’ve been a lung infection or a case of walking pneumonia. Between the antibiotics and time he’s feeling much better.
I’ve been feeling pretty low lately. Even though I managed to lose 5 pounds my waistline has somehow exploded. The new pants that I just bought are really snug and I can’t figure out why. Summer is such a crappy time for my self esteem because I’d like to strip down to a bathing suit without feeling embarrassed, but I just can’t do it. My parenting group just had our very last group yesterday, and plan to meet at Lynn’s house next Friday to socialize and go for a swim. I would LOVE to get baby D in the pool again because he loves the water, but I just feel too fat to even think about getting into a bathing suit! I hate feeling this way. I just wish I could accept my body for what it is and not feel so self conscious about it!
One thing that I’ve done in the last little while to make me feel slightly better about myself is to get into makeup. I generally don’t wear anything but lipgloss unless it’s a special occasion – and those are very few and far between. I did some searching on the Internet for some ideas and came across this site. Talk about comprehensive! I’m such a dummy when it comes to makeup and for some reason I’m sort of afraid of it I guess. Like I never know what shade of foundation to get. I’m so clueless. But this site gives you so much information! So I learned how to select a foundation based on skin type, and colour, when to get rid of foundation (guess the foundation I bought 8 years ago will have to go in the garbage), as well as coverage types. I like that under each of the coverage types (ie. tinted moisturizers) there is a list of specific products that fit in that category. Then at the bottom of the page are a linked list of makeup brands (ie. Cover Girl) that you can go to to see individual products and buy them right there. It’s definitely a site worth a look-see for all kinds of great information and application tips.
Baby D is 14 months old today and though he looks like he’ll be walking any day now I’m not sure what to say about his verbal skills. I’m trying really hard not to compare him with any other babies and to remember that all babies do their thing in their own time, but shouldn’t he be doing more than just babbling ‘dada’? I’ve been trying to baby sign language with him and so far the only sign he sort of does is ‘more’ but it’s really just clapping and not the actual sign. He really doesn’t communicate with us in any way. He’s such a happy, easy baby, but should he be farther along in development?