Rosanna also provided us with some great after-dinner entertainment by giving us some word problems to solve. She picked them up from her PDP classes and we were definitely challenged. Here is Nathan successfully solving the puzzle of cutting one small piece of paper in such a way that he could fit his whole body through it:
Micah had to get in on the action, too.
Micah and I started swimming lessons this week and he LOVES it. He is the oldest in the class and definitely not afraid of the water. He was happy to participate in all of the activites and only protested when we would have to leave one thing to go onto another. His favourite was the little kiddie slide and he quickly became the "slide hog" of the group. We still have to work on sharing and taking turns.
His sleeping is a little bit better these days, but he's developed an odd new habit of sleeping right beside his door. It doesn't matter how many times we move him to his bed, he will go straight back to his door once we leave his room. It started with him sitting there and and crying himself to sleep, but now he doesn't even cry - a few minutes after I shut the door I can hear him walk over and curl up quietly. I don't really mind as long as he's sleeping. I even put a couple of blankets there for him. I wonder how long this phase will last.
I'm starting to "nest" I think - I feel inspired to tie up all my loose ends and get the house in order. I've been going through all the bedrooms and organizing and throwing out stuff. Erik LOVES when I get in these moods - I think he is OBSESSED with sending things to MCC :) I'm not sure if this is my "spurt of energy" or just the pressure I'm feeling to have things in order. I know my life is going to be busy soon and I want to be ready! I've been feeling mostly good - but just more uncomfortable. Getting up from a sitting position, rolling over in bed and picking up toys are all small tasks I would just as soon not have to do. I could barely even cut my toenails this morning... I just can't believe I'm really in my 9th month! When I look at my pregnancy ticker on the top of this page I'm shocked to see that the countdown is in the 20's already! Our lives are about to change again very, very soon...
I'd like to add a prayer request to finish off. Micah's little cousin, Noah, is in the hospital again and the doctors seem to be running out of ideas to keep him healthy and help him start gaining weight. The hardest part is that my sister stays in the hospital with him while her husband is at home with their two other kids. At this point I don't think they know how long Noah will be hospitalized - but it could be for a long time. Pray for them for strength and wisdom to know how to be a family in this situation.
That's all for tonight... I'm off to bed!