Thursday, August 9, 2012

Growing (sort of)

Wow, it's been a while since I've written a blog post, but I've been waiting for something to write about.  Still don't have too much... but I will give a brief update. 

I am still making progress on the weight loss goal.  I am finally within 10 lbs. of my ultimate weight loss goal and within 1.5 lbs. of my pre-pregnancy weight!  Slowly but surely... 

On another note, Graham is now 9 months old.  I cannot believe it!  I don't know if this is a "mom thing," but part of me feels like this time has just flown while another part of me feels like Graham has been with us forever.  He is crawling very quickly and pulling up and standing on everything.  He waves and claps now, though not always on demand.  He has 1 bottom tooth and 1 bottom tooth breaking through the surface.  It's pretty darn cute if you ask me.  

He babbles all the time, but lately I've really wondered if he's said his first words.  He has waved and said "ba ba" at the same time (like "bye bye"); and he has stared straight at me and said "ma" when he wanted to get picked up.  But it really isn't too easy to tell babbling from talking, so I'm not writing the milestone down in his baby book until we are certain (want to get the thumbs up from Dustin).    

Graham had his 9-month appointment recently and, for the first time, did not gain as much weight as the doctor would like.  This isn't good, especially since he's always been on the skinny side to begin with.  I was really surprised, because he has never shown signs of hunger and has been eating just as well lately as he always has.  So for this month I am taking fenugreek and mother's milk tea to boost my milk supply, because we deduced that that's the likely culprit.  We come back in a month to see if he has gained more weight, so please pray that this works!