Things have turned a delightful corner. I almost didn’t want to blog about life with a seventh month old and 2 (going on 3) year old because I didn’t want to jinx it! However, keeping with my promise to be honest with you, my beloved friends, coupled with the fear that I may have talked several of your out of every procreating, I felt that it was necessary to write about how lovely life has been lately.
Let me just start out with a big fat sigh of relief. I am back on my mat and enjoying every single minute that I have connecting breath to movement. Luke and I even enjoyed our very first BYOB class. He adored it and flirted with anyone who would make eye contact. So cute! I also broke out my treadmill for an intense walking workout.
Meal sized salads featuring this wonderful dressing are a daily affair! I am ready for spring weather and am celebrating its hopeful return by pretending it’s 60 degrees outside, even when it’s snowing.
Luke loves food! We have been giving him small tastes of table food for a little over a month now and he gobbles up everything he can get his hands on. We decided to do Baby Led Weaning this time around, because Luke now has EIGHT teeth. Also the purees that I did make for Matthew were mixed into soups and baked goods rather than actually fed to the baby. He much preferred table food over purees.
In an attempt to encourage Luke to sleep we kept swaddling him until last week. I was doing research on swaddling and read that it can potentially keep babies from learning to roll over, which Luke is not comfortable doing. He loves to sit unassisted and play with toys, jump in the jumperoo and pivot side to side while on his back, but rolling over stomach to back and back to stomach are not part of his repertoire. Also, he was a pro at breaking out of his swaddle and would wake himself up after escaping.
The swaddle weaning process was a little rocky at first, but now that Luke has adjusted to his freedom he is only waking 1-2 times per night to eat. We started by unswaddling one arm for 3 night and then unswaddled both arms from then on. The first couple nights were rough, but everything is better now and he is actually putting himself back to sleep when he wakes up and fusses in the middle of the night!
My inalwas are back home from Alabama, which means that I have been enjoying some very necessary me time on the regular. Which is also why you have been hearing from me on a consistent basis. Hooray!
What’s new with you? I would love to hear about your blessings!