Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Suh-LAH-Kerr!

That's me. Just call me Miss Slacker, as that is apparently what I am these days. I can't believe it's already been a week since my last post. I guess I haven't really been doing anything very interesting. Let's see - I did Bubba's ten month photo shoot, but I need to post the photos still. I'll try to get it done here in the next few days. Little man has also learned some big new skills in the past week. Some, I'm very excited about:

(drinking from a straw!!! YAY!!!)

And some that I'm decidedly NOT excited about:

(climbing. BOO)

(yes, those are all magazines to which I subscribe. That's not even all of them. Hooray for free magazine subscriptions!)

Yesterday I picked up some pretty fabric and got to work making bias strips for binding with this nifty little doohickey:

SO MUCH EASIER than doing it by hand with the sewing gauge, can I tell you? I want to get the two inch one that I saw at the fabric store so I can make them for quilts too. Awesome. All that bias tape is going to be on the edges of this fabric:

I'm making cloth napkins! Just one more step in our journey toward green living. Yes, I know it would have been more frugal and more truly green to use thrifted or repurposed fabric, but honestly, the idea of wiping my mouth with fabric that was once near some stranger's ass (used sheets get suggested as inexpensive fabric a lot) kinda gives me the heebie jeebies. Ick-ola dude. So new fabric it is. I love how funky it is and I'm now having fantasies of having theme napkins for EVERY holiday. Fun!

Tonight we took Bubba out for Chinese. He did really well.

We cut up a bunch of lo mein noodles for him (about half a cup?) and he ate almost all of them with very little ending up on the floor. Can I tell you how cool it is to go out for dinner as a family and all three of us be able to eat the same thing? Didn't bring a sippy cup? No worries, pass him his very own cup with a straw! I love that this child is a good eater so far and will eat most of what we offer him. Of course, we're being careful with no nuts or eggs or honey, but within reason, he has been getting to sample what we have. Recent favorites are lunch meat, cheese, and Ritz crackers.

Breakfasts have been so much easier too. Before, I would spoon feed him 4 ounces of plain whole milk yogurt with 4-6 ounces of pureed fruit mixed in. It was kind of messy and took a while. Now, I add a couple of ounces of juice to that mixture, so it thins out a bit, and give it to him in a glass with a straw. It's a baby smoothie! Awesome!

He went to the pediatrician for a weight follow up last Friday. He gained a half pound in the last month, which is good. We've really been working on fattening the boy up! He's been switched to the higher calorie toddler formula, he's getting real butter (not margarine) mixed into his veggies, we've given him a lot more avocadoes lately, there was the introduction of Ritz crackers to take the place of some of the Baby Mum Mums he was eating because they were more caloric... it's hard work! I wish someone would tell me to go gain weight, sheesh! Now he has to have a bottle of Pedia Sure a day, and not only is this stuff stinky as all get out, it's not cheap either. Ah well. He's worth it! :)

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3 Comments:

Blogger kingsqueen said...

I don't blame you. I wish I needed to gain weight instead of LOSE it! LOL - would be a whole lot more fun right? :)

6:14 AM  
Blogger Hooptee said...

That's so cute that he's drinking out of a straw!

Why aren't babies supposed to have eggs?

5:33 PM  
Blogger em said...

I love the guilty look he's got on his face in the standing photo!!!

8:00 PM  

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