The Sweater

You know when you buy an outfit and you wait and wait to wear it until the perfect occasion? Well that doesn’t happen to me because I have no patience, but it has happened to Kenny a few times. He was given an adorable sweater for his baby shower, and I have been waiting and waiting for it to get cold enough for him to have a chance to wear it.

The other morning we went on a walk early enough that it was a bit chilly outside, so I put him in the sweater.

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Gosh, now if fall would just get here a bit faster. Such a tease.

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8 Months

^^^His shirt it so true!^^^

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^^^Can see his patience gradually fading between the 3 pictures?^^^

You know how last month I said that Kenny and I had nap schedule down pretty well? And how I said that I shouldn’t write it down in internet ink because I was going to jinx myself? Yep. that happened.

Actually this month has been a pretty hard month. Kenny has gotten so excited about his surroundings that it is hard for him to nurse because he gets distracted so easily. It has really thrown everything off. His solid food eating, his naps, and him sleeping at night. (He has been acting like a little newborn with how much he has been getting up at night. For the people who see me on a regular basis, I bet my appearance makes more sense now. *Rubs eyes.*)

Though it has been kind of hard (read: really hard and extremely frustrating), it has been fun with how much more interactive and mobile he has been. He scoots/rolls/semi-crawls all over now.

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^^^Here he scooted all the way from the living room, through the dining room, into the kitchen, and lost his pants in the process. ^^^

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^^^When people said that when they become mobile they “get under your feet”, I didn’t think they meant literally.^^^

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^^^Kenny can get up to a sitting position by himself now. This is a picture of one of the many (many!) times he refused to take a nap this last month.^^^

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^^^In these 2 pictures Kenny was playing with his toys in his room. Now all of his toys have been taken out of his room to help lessen the distractions.^^^

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^^^And Kenny went to a playground for the first time! To be honest, it was really anticlimactic. Ken and I were way more excited than he was.^^^

And this next picture is my favorite picture of the month. Unfortunately it turned out blurry, but you can still get the gist of how excited, happy, and proud he was because he sat up on his own.

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^^^Hunched shoulders, huge grin, squeal of delight. See what I mean?^^^

Golf Section, Sir?

Guess what? This past Saturday Ken and I went on a date. By ourselves. Without the babe.

We had a bit of trouble going on dates without Kenny for the first 3 months of his life because he was extremely clingy and would cry whenever someone else held him. We were worried that he would cry for the whole time that we were gone and torture the poor soul who was watching him.

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^^^It didn’t happen all of the time, but it was fairly often.^^^

After Kenny got over the clingy stage, that is when he decided to stop taking a bottle, so again we put off going on a date without the kid.

Once he got old enough to go long enough between feedings and was on a fairly consistent schedule, we had just moved to SC and didn’t know anyone to leave him with, hence, not leaving him with anyone for the first 8 months of his life.

But then last Saturday happened! Our good friends, the Bairds, graciously watched him for us. I was worried that because we had waited so long to leave him with someone else that he would have a meltdown, but he didn’t. Phew, I didn’t ruin my kid (yet).

So Ken and I went to Outback for a late lunch/early dinner. Ken ordered salmon and vegetables, and I got the unlimited shrimp and a steak. (If anyone but the waitress had brought our food out, I think they probably would have thought that Ken had ordered the unlimited shrimp and steak, and I would have gotten the salmon and vegetables. Nope. Not in this relationship. Gimme that meat!)

So after our awesome meals and delicious dessert (cake balls!), we decided to stop by Dick’s Sporting Goods and get some bicycle stuff for Ken. (Ken just bought a new bike. Normally I would try to persuade him to write a blog post about it, but we all know that would never happen. ;)

And before I go on, you need to see what Ken was wearing when he went inside the store to fully understand-

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^^^Here is what Ken was wearing that day. Do you like his hat? He picked it out himself. So stylish.^^^

Anyway, the “hello, welcome to our store” guy saw Ken and was trying to be helpful and direct him to the section of the store that he thought Ken was looking for. He saw Ken and what he was wearing and said, “Golf section, sir?”

Gosh, so funny! It still gets me. This is probably one of those stories where you tell people and it isn’t nearly as funny as it was in the given moment, but let me try to shed some light. It is so funny because (1) Ken doesn’t golf. Like at all. Like at all at all and (2) Ken never wears stylish clothes or hats like he was wearing that day, so this comment was completely out of the blue.

Anyway, we really enjoyed our (long overdue) date! I would recommend it for anyone who hasn’t gone on a date recently. (But I would not recommend going on a date with me or Ken because we are married and that would be weird. Except the “hello, welcome to our store” guy didn’t know that we were both married, so it became a pretty awkward situation yet again. Gosh, poor “hello, welcome to our store” guy.)