So 10 months has zoomed by. I missed posting last week because my mother was visiting.
Eily has gained a pound and grew another 1/2 inch. She is now almost 21 lbs and even closer to the 30 inches in height shy by just 1/4 inch.
She is such a cute little stinker. Yesterday I came back into the room where I had her in her playpen to find her laying down on her stomach. I asked her what was wrong. She said, "I pooped". Sure enough she had and off we went to change her diaper.
The visit with my mother went well enough. She didn't hold Eily much. She only picked her up once of her own accord. She held her one other time to have her picture taken with her. I asked her if she wanted to feed her and she responded that she had taken care of enough babies in her lifetime. Sighs...oh well. Mom never did want children. I mean she is happy to have adult children now but she didn't really want us. Children were something she was expected to have much the way a women is expected to have say a purse or a pair of earrings
Mother's Day was okay. I washed my mom's laundry, dried it and folded it for her. I made sure she had everything she needed. I baked her a cake, I cooked for her. I even took her out to a nice restaurant for a surf and turf. Oh and when we played a few games of Flinch and I kept winning Mom was getting cranky. So I said whoever wins the next round wins for the night so of course I threw the hand. She is a sore loser and an even worse winner that loves to gloat. I did mention that to her to remind her that she could learn to be nicer about things.
For all that she held her granddaughter she bragged to her sister how solidly she is built. How would my mom know? What she did notice is that Eily is a very happy baby. She said I wasn't like that. Gee I wonder why? Eily is a happy baby because J and I promote a happy atmosphere for her to grow up in. If we have a problem I tell him to go outside and I'll go outside to talk with him later. Sometimes his work gets in the way. Why argue around the kids like my parents did? It only upsets them! I don't remember how many times I went to bed with an upset stomach over my parents fighting and I mean fighting.
We won't be moving to a new duty station any time soon. However we might be moving to a new home soon. Looks like three apartments, bigger ones, will be available soon. We have been given the new addresses to take a look at and decide which one we might like. It would be nice to give Eily a bigger bedroom. This place is so tiny and poorly laid out.