I needed something new, so new blog theme!
I had my first photography class last night! I can’t tell you how ridiculous I felt after it was over. I’ve had this camera for over 2 years, I’ve read the manual more than once, and I’ve spent hours on the phone and emailing with my father (a professional photographer) trying to figure out how to use it. Last night, in one 2 hour class I have a better understanding of what the hell I’m doing than all of my other efforts combined. I learned how to take pictures in low light without a flash and have them look decent. (I can’t believe I’m admitting that.) I expect to be brilliant by the time the class is over. Or if not brilliant, at least a whole hell of a lot better.
Kidlet had his 15-month well baby visit yesterday (so what if he’s 16 and a half months). In a predictable twist, he came down with a cough and copious snots on Monday. Anyway, he gained a little bit of weight, maybe 4-5oz. in the last 3 weeks, which is some progress. He’s now just over 20#’s. Woot!
There was a med student working with O’s doctor yesterday so she came in first and, pretty literally, went over the milestone list with us. She says, “So, he’s stacking blocks then,” and I laughed, because no he doesn’t stack things, but also because Suzanne at bebehblog has mentioned this as a milestone-thorn before. (You’ll have to trust me that she’s mentioned it, because I just spent 15 minutes trying to find the posts where she talks about it and failed miserably. Unless maybe I dreamed it.) Anyway, no, he doesn’t stack blocks. But he DOES feed himself with utensils (when he deigns to eat with us commoners). And apparently utensil using isn’t on the chart ’til later, so I figure they cancel each other out to equal, “just fine.”