Tuesday, September 29, 2009


As 95% of you have heard me talk about for the last month now, Elijah is delayed a little in talking and the pediatrician was concerned enough to say he should get tested. Now, if you know me well, you would have thought I took this all in stride and was like, "Tested?!? H*** no, she is crazy." But apparently I am either becoming a full fledged mom or going through a mid-life crisis. Because I have been researching and talking to everyone that has ever been a mother, debating on whether I should get him tested or not. And well, consensus was "No. He is a boy, he will talk when he is ready".

So that we did, however it didn't stop me from researching the crap out of the subject. I found these two books, both by Thomas Sowell, Late Talking Children and
Einstein Syndrome - Bright Children Who Talk Late, which I haven't read yet, but I plan on getting them or looking at them very soon.

When the whole thing originally started I said I would give him until he was 2 and if he still wasn't talking I would get him tested. Then a couple weeks ago Elijah started to say more things... or atleast trying to. As of yesterday he started saying his own version of "I don't know" (I dodo).

But 2 Saturdays ago I got a video of this:


Now if only he could say useful words like "hungry", "thirsty" or "more"... But I guess I'll take what I can get. Although we did have a "conversation" this morning about what he wanted to be for Halloween, but I think I'll save that for another blog entry.

Until then, ttyl.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Video Blog

This is a video I made to show you all what goodies I picked up the past couple of weeks. Enjoy!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Here's a story... of a boy named Elijah...

Elijah has turned into a full fledged toddler with his mood swings and his tantrums if he doesn't get his way. He has mastered the word "No" and is working on other words. One other thing he is trying to master is climbing. He was a little slow on the uptake, thank goodness... But once he started doing it, there was no stopping him. His favorite thing to climb on is the couch.

We have this long couch in front of our picture window facing the backyard. Elijah likes to climb up there and look out the window. So one Saturday, we get him out of his crib, change him and all that, then we put him down in the living room to play a little bit. As usually, Elijah decided he wanted to get up on the couch and walk around etc. I'm usually standing right next to the couch because he makes me nervous.

Since he started doing this, he hadn't fallen off, yet... he knows how to get down properly, so I walked over to the dining room table (which is in the same room, but on the other side of the room) to get something. I turned around and saw him sitting on the arm of the sofa, so I ran towards him, but it was too late, I got to the other end of the sofa just in time to see him falling backwards, trying to grab onto anything he could. He looked at me with the "Oh S***" look on his face and tried with all his might to grab onto the arm of the sofa, but gravity was pulling a little too hard and he ended up falling on the floor. He didn't cry, he just acted stunned that such a thing could happen to -him-.

When I told my co-worker, Michael, this story his response was, well, I guess he learned his lesson and won't be doing that again. But apparently, Elijah didn't get that memo, because the very next day he was doing this:

There was a story and a video of the week, all in one. I plan on having another video this week with some goodies I bought at ACMoore. I'm also planning on posting about our adventure at the State Fair, so stay tuned.