Thursday, June 3, 2010

Check up, sitting, and body image

Both Maggie and Cam had their check-ups yesterday (6 month and 18 month) and both are doing great. Maggie is up to 15.5 pounds (at six month, Cam was at 21 to give comparison)! It's funny to talk about Maggie with the doc - I keep saying stuff like 'But Cam was eating 3 meals by now!' (because Maggie is only eating one - but at least she seems to actually LIKE to eat now). My doc just laughs and tells me that Cam is NOT normal, and Maggie is. Lol.

They are so different in so many ways. Cameron jumps into everything, whether he is ready for it or not. He was fighting to sit up at 5 months... trying to crawl at 7... cruising around at 8. And he'd fall. A lot. And just keep trying. Maggie, on the other hand... I think she waits until she can do it 100% to show us. She wasn't even trying to sit last week. This week? She sits on her own for minutes at a time:

And, I'm sure you can tell by the look on her face, it's serious business, this sitting thing!

And on to me, and my revelations. I was reading this blog, and they were talking about how hard it is for people to get over hanging out in bathing suits (or shorts or tank tops or whatever) - and she said this "If I could tell you how to have unshakable confidence and feel secure in your beauty while running around mostly naked in public, I would. I’d also be fantastically wealthy. We worry about being too big. Other girls worry about not having curves. Guys worry about their man-boobs or hairy backs. It’s a universal problem whose cure is mental, not at the gym or the surgeon’s table. We have to realize that everyone sees us, all the time, and they already know what our bodies are like. You know what? That’s okay". Damn. That is so true. I was walking around our front yard on Sunday in my bathing suit and a pair of board shorts - and Cam started walking next door. And I was thinking I should run up and get a shirt before going over to my friends house. Um. Hello!?! She knows I'm chunky. Wearing a tee shirt doesn't hide that, and will just make me hotter on a muggy 80 degree day.

So - I'm trying to work on my body image issue this summer - finding a flattering bathing suit and then just having fun running through the sprinklers with my kids and digging in the sand. I'll let you know how that goes.


HereWeGoAJen said...

It does look like sitting is extremely important work. Elizabeth always found it to be so as well.

emily said...

Such a cute picture!

Isn't it funny the differences between girls and boys? Natalie ate like a bird. Ben is always ready to eat. Natalie was kind of a watcher, she'd watch something for a long time and then do it when she was ready. Ben has to put his hands on EVERYTHING, no matter what it is. He likes different stuff, like when I accidentally dropped a toy on him, he busted out laughing. I was expecting crying, bc that's the kind of thing Natalie would have done.