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Oh gosh…

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I just realized how long it’s been since I’ve posted.

*sigh* Life has been busy!

I’ll do a quick rundown of what’s been going on around here and hopefully I can stay up on posting.

The house. It is coming along quickly! We are scheduled to close on June 18th and then move in the next day. So that’s less than two weeks [12 days if you’re counting… but who is? ;c)]!! We stopped by yesterday to see what had been done. The exterior is mostly finished [lights and such need to be put up], the ceiling has been done [California drop down, it’s a pattern of sorts], the walls were primed, the stuff that goes under then tiles is down, and the tiles were sitting in the living room. I can’t believe that we’re so close! One of our neighbors have actually moved in already! We didn’t get a chance to say “hi” because C had fallen asleep in the car, so we didn’t want to leave him alone. But I’m sure we’ll meet them soon enough!

Packing. Ugh. I hate it! I wish someone would come and pack the rest of my stuff up for me. We’ve gotten a good chunk of it done, but it seems like there is constantly more! Plus, I’m running out of boxes.

Diapers. Haven’t procured any more as of yet. But I’m getting very excited for the move we can start using them! We have a buttload of sposies right now [I bought a box, then we traveled for the weekend and forgot to pack some], so once we use those up… it’ll be time!

Food. I hit a point last week where I realized that I had about 3 ice cubes of food left for C. I spent the rest of the day steaming, baking, and pureeing! But he is now topped up on green beans, carrots, applesauce, sweet potatoes, pears, and mangoes. I still need to steam some zucchini and peas… too many orange fruits and veggies aren’t a good thing!

Sleep. C has been sleeping better! We no longer are nursing in the middle of the night! Hoorah! And he puts himself to sleep [usually, there have obviously been exceptions]. And he’s been sleeping all the way through until 6ish! It does take a bit of work to get him back to sleep, but he usually will. I can’t wait until we can push and get him sleeping all the way until 7. Also, to make this more exciting, I really need to stop going to bed around 11.

Other. J is away from today until Thursday. So I’ll be living what I call the single parent life. J is quick to point out that if I were a single parent, that I’d have to work… so I’ll edit it to the ‘unemployed single parent life’. I’m hoping that the sleep keeps up and the teeth stay at bay while J is away.

C turned 7 months over the weekend. I’ve been havingĀ  a bit of a reminiscing weekend, looking at pictures and thinking about labor, delivery, and the early days of him being here. I still can’t believe how much he has changed since I’ve had him. I also realized over the weekend, that I never fully wrote out my story of labor and delivery. I think I’m going to start working on that, so you can look forward to reading it [or avoiding it if you’re not into that].

But it’s getting late and I need to get into the habit of going to bed early. Since I don’t have J to distract me during the evenings, maybe I’ll post more this week between packing boxes.

Sweet Potatoes and Nursing Covers

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I made some sweet potatoes for C last night. Baked the thing at 400 for a little over an hour, cut it in half, scooped it into the food processor, and they’re ready to freeze. He’ll try them tonight… I wanted to wait for J to be home so that he can see C’s reaction to his first veggie.

During my running around today, I picked up some fabric, boning, and D rings to make some nursing covers today. They’re quite easy to make and cost less than buying them. Plus you get to pick your own fabrics! I’ll probably make them tonight. I’ll try to remember to take pics along the way in case someone else wants to make them. I grabbed enough fabric for 3, so I should have ample time to remember.

Otherwise, I’m enjoying the quiet while C sleeps! He passed out in the car seat on the way home from the fabric store. I really should be cleaning or something.. I’ll think about it. ;c)

Baby Food

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C has been eating cereal since he was just over 4 months old. He’s a hungry kid! We started with rice cereal and he was constipated. So we switched over to oatmeal cereal and he’s been liking it ever since.

Over a week ago, we tried some applesauce and he really enjoyed it. Then, while visiting my family, we decided to try avocado. Initially, he didn’t seem to be a fan [funny faces and all], but by the end of the first time seemed to really enjoy it. Later that week, we tried some pears pureed in the food processor. Oh my goodness! The child loves pears! He ate an entire pear over the course of two nights and probably would have eaten more if we had let him!

Now that we’re back home, I’ve decided to make and freeze some baby food. Last night, I pureed 4 pears and put them in ice cube trays. Popped them out into freezer bags this morning and ow we have a nice stash of pears.

This morning, I made some peaches. He hasn’t eaten them yet so I only made two. They made 8 ice cube sized portions. Here are some pictures of peach making…

I followed how to make them from wholesomebabyfood.com [link to the right]. First I put them in a pan with inch of water….

Then I baked them until they were soft…

Then I pureed them in the food processor and put them in the ice cube trays…

We canned applesauce awhile ago and since it is just pure apples, I put that into ice cube trays as well. That way we have some serving sized applesauce.

Tonight, I’ll be having a go at making sweet potato!