Our wild little boy is almost eight months old!
It’s hard to believe. This past month was a huge month for us filled with many ups and downs. We had a wonderful time visiting my family on the east coast for Christmas! However, while we were there, Grayson came down with his first ear infection AND cold…AND mama got sick, too, which is no fun at all. I swear, there’s nothing worse than a sick baby…except when you’re a sick mom trying to take care of a sick baby while traveling. Isn’t that always how it goes?! We had a really rough few days but things turned out quickly once we got some antibiotics in him and the flight home was nowhere near as painful as the flight there.
Other than sickness, we’ve been dealing with teething and more Wonder Weeks leaps! Grayson finally cut his first two teeth – they made their grand appearance on New Years Day – and it’s probably the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. I’m shocked at how quickly teeth grow once they’ve popped. It’s like, one day they didn’t exist and now they are almost fully there. Crazy.
He may not be crawling yet, but boy…can this boy roll. All day long, Grayson rolls around the house. He can easily get from one side of the room to the other by rolling. Every time I put him down on the nursery floor while I fold diapers, he instantly rolls underneath the crib and starts inspecting it. It’s too funny. He started to army crawl and it’s clear he is really trying hard to lift that belly of his off the ground and take flight. Right now, Adam and I are still enjoying this “not quite mobile” stage yet because I know the minute he starts to crawl it’s truly game on.
(yes, that’s a glass of red wine next to my side of the hotel bed. Don’t judge.)
Also, this past month we kicked the infant car seat to the curb (or rather, garage storage) and got a new convertible car seat for our big boy. We probably should have done it before now, to be honest, since he’s been quite squished in there for a while now. Anyway, we decided on a Diono Radian RXT and I love it so far! It’s really easy to get him in and out and he seems much more comfortable in there.
We also started a mom and baby music class, on top of our weekly Waldorf class, and it’s so fun! The class we do is actually an international program called Music Together and I highly recommend it for all the moms and babies out there. Grayson loves the bells. 🙂
He’s eating everything in sight, obviously. Mornings are old fashioned oatmeal with apple butter (I make a big pot and we all eat it!), lunch is usually homemade chicken and veggies and “dinner” is either more chicken, smashed lentils & veggies or veggies and Greek yogurt than I mix with a little homemade apple butter. Homeboy LOVES him some apple butter. I canned a bunch this past fall and wish I would have made more! I’m also still nursing and plan to continue for quite some time.
I’ve been on a major cookbook kick lately and have been cooking up a storm. Every week, I make some type of roast chicken and always save the bones for stock. I’ve been cooking a bunch out of The Art of Simple Food and A Mouthful of Stars, amongst others. If you’re wondering how I am doing all this cooking with a baby rolling around, my secret is that I usually wear him on my back while I cook! He loves to watch and smell everything…and sometimes, if I’m lucky, he takes a little nap up there. 😉
We are looking forward to my parents coming to visit next month for a week! Also, a possible beach weekend either this month or next. Adam has been traveling more for work and between that and stressful holiday travel + sickness, we could use some R&R.
Hope you all are well and had a wonderful holiday with loved ones!