I now understand the need for an alarm system feature I previously deemed useless and annoying. We've got the option to set our system up so that when any door or window is opened (while the alarm is turned off) the system will emit a perky little "chirp-chirp". I wasn't ever sure why it did that or why we'd use it, and quickly grew tired of the chirps, so we turned it off. It's now back on. Because as of this week, a certain 13 month old someone can open doors. He figured it out. Open door = freedom! Open door = going somewhere! Outside, out of his room, out of the bathroom, into the pantry with all its delicious surprises (though he prefers to gnaw on the Dustbuster). This is kind of cute and entertaining to watch, except when I catch him working on the front door. Which is obviously always locked after the whole filthy rotten burglars incident... but still, if it were to not be locked, that could be a very bad thing. Babies and streets do not mix. So we're hearing a whole lotta chirping around the house again, so that on the very off chance that a door is unlocked, our little escapee won't get too far.
Here he is showing off his door opening skills at bedtime. (Disregard the too-small jammies. It's Saturday night, people. The clean laundry is out and won't be replenished until after Sunday's marathon laundry washing session.)
I need to add that I feel a little guilty about something. After each and every check up during my pregnancy with Anderson, I'd report back to my blog with a detailed recap. I had a Bumblebee check up yesterday and completely neglected to say a word about it on thee blog, so busy was I going on about the park and showing off pictures of the Mister. Poor neglected subsequent child. Everything checked out fine. I've gained less weight than I'd gained at this point with Anderson (thank you, thank you park workouts for counteracting all the bacon and Reese's!) Bumblebee's ticker was ticking away, 150s, sounded great. Blood pressure normal. Uh...not much else. Oh, I peed in a cup and that went really well, no spillage. And that's about all I've got. We have a big, detailed ultrasound coming up next month that will surely prove more exciting and blog worthy.
Oh, and a couple special things about this day- A's 13 months old today and two very special people are celebrating birthdays. Happy Birthday, Megan and Nikki! We love you both and hope you are celebrating tonight!