I really can't believe it, but OZL will be 11 months old in only 8 more days!! One year ago today I was 8 months pregnant, dealing with RA flares, and being tested for preeclampsia, which I eventually was diagnosed with resulting in bed rest. As soon as I hit 37 weeks, OZL was born via C-section. And, via some insane time warp, he will be turning one next month!!!
These days, OZL is interested in everything. He crawls in all directions at about the speed of light and pulls himself up on anything he can reach, reguardless of whether or not it will actually support his weight (case in point: he pulled a folding chair over on himself in music class this morning.) Most of the time he is speedy and full of energy and a very happy baby. Though he has also spent a fair amount of time over the past week or so being a big old grumpyface since the poor little dude has 5 teeth coming in at the same time.
Getting him dressed in the morning is like trying to dress a tornado. He flips and squirms and wiggles tries to crawl away while my clumsy RA hands fight to snap those tiny snaps and button the little buttons and pull itty bitty socks onto itty bitty feet. If it would only stop snowing I'd just put a clean diaper on him and call it a day! (Welcome to spring in Colorado - we've had more snow in the past few weeks than we got all winter.)
Honestly I have been struggling to keep up with him lately, especially since PT doesn't really seem to be helping. Both my knee and foot and all the muscles around them have been hurting a lot, and my knee has been doing this weird cracking/popping thing. The kneecap hasn't dislocated again (thankfully) but it doesn't feel like it's getting any more stable either. I'm wondering if surgery is imminent - and if it is how on earth I will ever keep up with OZL then?
I do have a college student who comes twice a week to watch OZL so I can have a couple of hours to get my writing done, but lately I've had to use most of her time to go to PT rather than work. So I'm using all of OZL's nap times to do my writing for Answers.com. I'm getting the work done, but I have almost no time to myself to rest or relax these days.
Hopefully I'll find a way to get a break soon!