i've felt completely uninspired lately, which is why i haven't blogged, but i know how annoying it is when others don't update their blogs, so i'll write a few uninspired words anyhow :)
the massage was heavenly. i think i may have even drooled a little bit, which the masseuse told me was not out of the ordinary! unfortunately, the spa is located next door to an animal hospital, so the first 15 minutes of my massage were serenaded by a poor little puppy, just crying his eyes out. didn't bother me much, though, as having a baby kind of gets you used to perpetual crying! when it was over, she told me to be sure to drink plenty of water to flush all the toxins out. i came home and did just that, but despite nearly drowning myself in glass after glass of water, i started feeling quite sick and was pretty much out of commission for the next few days. i really don't think the massage caused it, but it may have helped to bring it on. tristan was miserable and sick as well, so we were quite the fine pair. tristan still has a bad cough that keeps both of us up at unearthly hours of the night, but his snot bubbles seem to have dispersed.
though our neighbors are now back from vacation, they still welcome us to use their pool, so we've been taking advantage of that, especially now that the temperature has been over 100 degrees the past few days. my friend janet and her son kolby came over friday morning to go for a walk, but even though they got here at 8:30, it was already too hot to be outside! it frustrates me that we live in such a seemingly "ideal" area of the world, yet its often too blooming hot to enjoy the sun! right now thunder and lightening are heading this way, adding to the humidity. i just hope we get a huge dumping of rain!
as i said in my last post, my mom purchased the plane ticket for tristan and me to fly to canada in early october. i called the passport office a couple of days ago to see where my renewal application was at. i was told that it would take 15 weeks to get it back!!!! i asked if i could expedite it, and even that cannot be promised. my heart just sinks everytime i think about it. my mom is still quite optimistic, and many prayers have been going up daily. i'd hate to think that the money my parents spent on the ticket would be wasted (it wasn't a cheap flight!) and it also disappoints me that i may not be able to visit this year....i was so looking forward to sharing canadian thanksgiving with my family. i'd appreciate it if you all could just send a little prayer up for my slow-moving passport, that God would give it wings and have it fly through all of the necessary steps and arrive at my doorstep in ample time for my vacation. thanks!
tristan is 8 months old today. he has graduated from pureed food to slighty chunky food, like mashed bananas and avocados. he's not too good at getting finger food into his mouth yet, but he sure loves the organic teething biscuits i bought him. he has a very sensitive gag reflex, though, so if too large of a chunk gets to the back of his mouth, his entire dinner comes back up! he just got the hang of his sippy cup and LOVES sipping on water during his meals. he's not any closer to crawling, but his favourite thing is still practicing his walking while holding onto our hands. he's outgrown so many clothes and is now wearing 12-18 month sizes! his hair is getting thicker and i love how its all messy when i get him out of bed. he's down to 2 naps per day and usually sleeps 12 hours at night (6:30-6:30) though rarely straight through! he is overall a very joyful little boy and we enjoy him so much. i've been reading a few baby sign books and am starting to use signs with certain words to get him used to it. there are so many milestones and stages to look forward to, but i'm savoring each new day with him. he is my sunshine.
well, i should go tidy the house a bit. our friends tim and gia are coming over with their 2 girls to go swimming with us. have a lovely long weekend, everyone!