Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Turtleneck

I realize that in a few short years, Roman will start to have an opinion on things that he doesn't care about right now. For example, what he wears. I know that there will come a day when he will no longer allow me to dress him in Christmas sweaters. But until that day comes, I'm going to enjoy seeing him in his festive attire. I know that this particular turtleneck looks like something an 85 year-0ld would have bought for her great grandson, but I think it looks cute on him. Let's face it, Romie can make anything look cute.
Here's a close-up of the print since you can't really see it in the picture above.

Friday, December 14, 2007

First Steps

Anyone who knows me knows that I can tend to be slightly paranoid or a bit of a worrier. This is especially true when it comes to Roman. I am almost in a constant state of worry with him. I know that it's stupid and I tell myself all the time "Worrying won't do you any good" but I kind of can't help it. So, what I'm getting at here is that Roman is almost 15 months old and he still isn't walking. I've been telling myself that he's OK and I really did know deep down that there was nothing wrong with him, but I couldn't help but worry just a little bit. All my friends kept telling me that there was nothing wrong and that I should even be thankful. Well the other day when we were in Wal-Mart this lady was telling me how cute Roman was and then she asked me how old he was. I told her he was 14 months. She said, "Is he running around everywhere?" I told her he wasn't walking yet and she said,"Oh no! Have you told his doctor?" I was so taken aback by her response. I just said, "Oh, I don't think it's that big of a deal. I'm not worried about it. He'll do it when he's ready." But really I was thinking to myself, "Oh man, maybe I do need to talk to his doctor." Then she just kind of looked at me with this pitiful look like, "Your son is paralyzed and you don't even know it." So, I'm happy to report that my little Roman doesn't have anything wrong with his legs! He took 5 steps in a row last night. After he saw how excited Jason and I were about it, he kept walking back and forth to us. It was pretty fun. However he hasn't done it at all today. Oh least I know he can do it. And now I'll just have to find something else to worry about. :)He was pretty proud of himself. I love that look on his face.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Traumatic Santa Encounter

Last week there was a Santa in town, so we decided to take Roman down to get his picture. I knew that he probably wouldn't love Santa, but I wasn't prepared for the reaction Romie had. While we were standing in line he seemed just fine, but when I put him on his lap he just started screaming so hard. Roman does this scream when he's really upset where he'll like hold his breath for a LONG time (I'm talking like 30 seconds or more.) Anyway, that was the scream he did. Poor baby. The photographer hurried and snapped a shot and then I rescued him. I have to apologize about the quality of the pic. I took a picture of a picture since I don't have a scanner, so that's why there's the big glare above Roman's head. Maybe next year he'll have a more positive experience (or maybe not.)