Mostly mommy stuff

Jack has been sleeping better, or perhaps just more because of his teeth. I don’t know, but I am loving it. He’s been in a great mood the last two days, as well. He seems to be settling in at the new daycare, napping there and no longer throwing a fit when the provider puts him in the carseat when she picks up her kids from school. The leaky diaper situation has also been resolved, and my breasts are back to normal. All this in time to leave town!

With all that has been going on, I haven’t had any time to prepare for our trip. Tonight will be a mad dash of laundry, house straightening, car cleaning, and packing. We’ll fit dinner and play time in there somewhere, too.

Speaking of dinner, I bought some little puffy veggie things for Jack to try and he loves them! He got all uppity when I wasn’t handing them over fast enough. At least there is ONE thing he likes. Hopefully this is the gateway to other solid eating. I am hoping he doesn’t take after his dad in the food department. Joe has made great strides in the number of things he eats in recent years, but it’s still not even close to the number of things I eat, and I usually don’t care for the same things Joe likes. I am a pork and beef girl and he is chicken and fish man. I dislike fish immensely, and I find chicken very bland and boring. We eat A LOT of chicken in this house and I am so sick of it. I am hopeful that the future brings more variety to our dinners. Anyway, I am going to keep trying different veggies and fruits and I figure eventually Jack will like them if I keep giving them to him. If y’all have tips, though, I’d love to hear them. We aren’t even close to getting solids in the picture every day and I am starting to get nervous. I don’t plan to wean at a year, but it would be nice to cut back a little! A year of of breastfeeding 8-12 times a day plus pumping is really wearing on me!

Oh, and another thing for you moms out there. Where is a good place to get some cheap kid clothes, preferrably online? I don’t have a lot of time to look through the racks at Recycled Youth and I don’t find much now that Jack is bigger anyway… Jack is in SERIOUS need of clothing – all of the 12m shirts and onesies are suddenly ridiculously tight and he only has a few 18m and 24m things. He still fits in 12m pants nicely, though, and I expect that will be the case for a while. Anyway, we are in need! Would love some tips!

Here’s a cute picture of the boy as a reward for reading all of this mundane stuff…or at least glancing at it.

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