Sparrow has been so well behaved for his grandma. I have been building up my time watching him during the day as we are being kicked out of the sick-house on Thursday. But Sparrow has been doing very well and is learning a lot. He can now point to his mouth, eyes, and nose. He knows the animal sounds for a duck, dog, cat, pig, cow, horse, bear, snake, monkey and elephant and we're working on sheep. Luckily he is strong enough to climb up on the couch on his own now, because I can't lift more than 10 lbs for the next month. It shouldn't be a problem except for getting him in and out of the car. We are moving him to a big boy bed on Thursday so I won't have to worry about lifting him in and out of bed.
When I am not watching Sparrow, I am usually unconscious! Tonight we took a trip as a family to get donuts (shh!), to get Sparrow some new church clothes and to the grocery store for some milk. Just going to three stores totally wiped me out (physically and emotionally - seeing all those baby clothes was pretty hard.) When I'm not sleeping, I have been knitting up a storm. Sparrow and Hawk now having matching blue hats for this winter and I have started knitting Sparrow a pair of mittens. I am actually going to make him two pair in case he loses one. I've also knit a couple of dish cloths. I love knitting, mostly because I hate sitting still and knitting keeps my hands busy and productive. I have been watching the Dick Van Dyke show on Netflix while I knit - it's hilarious! I am loving the humor and it's nice to not worry about if it's going to be clean or not, since stuff in that era is pretty innocent!
Last year I knit Sparrow a pumpkin hat for his Halloween costume. This year he is going to be a dragon and we just got his costume tonight, so I don't need to knit him one. I'll just stick with the mittens for now. Here is a picture of Sparrow with his pumpkin hat at about 8 months old.
My posts may be a little crazy for the next week or so - I love me some Oxycodone-whatever!