Monday, February 22, 2010

I know, I know, I've been a crappy blogger lately. I'm still getting used to juggling being back to work, having baby time, cleaning the house and spending time with Big D. I never used to be able to juggle before but now I'm turning into a pro!
Hunter is doing great. He has finally figured out how to move forward, and not just backwards or sideways. He scoots his little hiney up into the air and then flings himself forward. It's hilarious to watch! Also, just this weekend he's figured out how to sit himself upright from a laying-down position. He still needs to keep himself propped on one arm but he's close. He's also sitting up completely unassisted, albeit still wobbly and occasionally tipping over. Most of the time, someone is able to catch him but he has bopped his head on the floor (or a toy) a few times. Usually if you quickly make him laugh, his fall is forgotten! He's got a hard head like his Daddy.

And scarily enough? He's already tried to pull himself up from the floor, using the tv stand! He's been standing pretty sturdy enough with help from us since approximately before Christmas. He pulls himself to a standing position (while holding our hands) often. Well last Friday, my mom was watching Hunter while I was at work. She quickly ran to pee (our house is teeny tiny, so she was literally two seconds away from him, in the bathroom) leaving him in the middle of the living room floor where he was playing with his toys. When she hurried back into the living room, he was partially upright on the tv stand and my mom was so freaked that she called his name out which startled him and he bumped his little head. Good lord, I'm not ready for this yet!

We are doing a modified Baby Led Weaning since about five and a half months. I say "modified" becuz we did, indeed, start Hunter on purees and baby cereal at four months but we've slowly been weaning off the purees altogether (well we don't shovel them into his mouth anymore. I refuse to throw away good baby food so instead I've been spreading fruit purrees on his bagels, etc or mixing veggie purrees into his pasta). This child LOVES to eat, and he especially seems to enjoy eating his dinner at the table (in his highchair) side by side with his Mommy and Daddy. So far he eats (and loves!): bananas, waffles, pancakes, whole wheat toast, green beans, carrots, peaches and pears (I get the kind in the fruit cup and drain the syrup and rinse with water...its so convenient to serve cuz it's already chopped up!), egg yolk scrambled up, whole wheat mini bagels, Annie's Mac and cheese, sweet potato fries, oatmeal, mashed potatoes, cheese, pasta, garlic bread, grilled cheese, cucumbers, whole wheat pitas, broccoli, lasagna, graham crackers...can't remember if that's everything! And this week we're going to try with him: avocado and yogurt. I have no doubt he'll love it all. My child LOVES to eat!

This weekend we took a trip to see Hunter's Grammie and Grandpa. We had a great visit and his grandparents really enjoyed getting their cuddle-time in. They've missed him so much since Christmas!
What else? We celebrated Big D's 34rd birthday early with his Mom and step-dad while we were in NY. His birthday is not actually till March 6th so we'll still be celebrating it here, but this way his Mom got to pamper him by making him dinner and a birthday cake, and also giving him his gift. She is buying him a new cell phone which he desperately needed! I have an idea about what I want to get him for his gift...something he likes and has already said before that he wants (although he's thrown a wrench into my plans by mentioning something ELSE he wants me to get him, so now I'm torn!). So you'll have to wait and sees what I end up getting him (since Mister Nosey sometimes reads my blog and I don't want him finding out his gift early!). And my MIL spoiled ME as well this weekend. I have been desperate for some new bras since having the baby. Any of the bras I already had were too big or too little and so we went shopping. Not only did she buy me two new bras, but I ended up leaving with a new winter coat (something I haven't had all season!), two pairs of work pants and a sweater! Woo hoo!
And then there is ME. I'm fat. Disgustingly fat. Ugh. I know I gave birth to a baby six months ago, but I can't use that as an excuse anymore. I feel like instead of trying to get healthy, I've been going to shit. I'm trying to lose weight now and I have to stick with it...for my self esteem more than just fitting into my clothes. Big D has promised to help support me and we did our healthy grocery shopping yesterday. I've lost 2 and a half pounds but man, oh man, there is SO MUCH more that has to be lost, before I'll feel good about myself. Wish me luck!


msprimadonna67 said...

Hunter is getting to be such a big boy! I love the pictures you've included: )

Anonymous said...

OMG - what a sweetheart! He is such a handsome little boy! He reminds me a lot of Cooper (and now Briar) at that age - constantly moving, getting into everything, and surprising me everyday with what he could get in to. And the eating . . . OMG the eating.

Working, having a baby, being married, and having a life are definitely a balance - you sould like you are doing well and learning quickly.

And Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Robyn said...

He is gorgeous, and his smile....
It only gets better once they can pull themselves up:) You'll probably have an early walker too.
Happy Birthday to the Hubs and you can do it with the weight loss.

Lovely Lalo-Cha said...

Sounds like you have been very busy indeed. I am so busy lately I almost feel like I am chasing my tail. Happy Early Birthday to Big D and I am sure he'll love whatever you decide to get him. Great pictures of Hunter. I love his little smile.

Get those LB's off woman. I need to get back on that wagon myself. I think 2009 I found at least 25 pounds and I gave birth almost 11 years ago. ha ha.

Glad you got spoiled with some new clothes. Bars are always needed!

Lovely Lalo-Cha said...

BRAS are always needed...AYE AYE AYE! You know where my head is at! ha ha.

Sarah R said...

Wow, he's so cute!!! I can't believe how much he has changed. It sounds like everything is going awesome. Those seemingly little milestones are pretty exciting, aren't they?!

CanadianMama said...

Holy Man is Hunter ever cute!!!I hear ya on the weight thing. i gained a bunch of weight when i stopped breast feeding and took me about a year to get it off. I have a feeling I will struggle with weight my whole life. Good for you with the 2lbs :)

How is work?

Morgan Owens said...

I just can't get over how big he is getting..he is such a cutie pie!! I just want to give him lots of hugs!
You, my dear, do not need to lose weight! You totally look fabulous! I love the pic of you and Hunter in matching orange shirts! ♥

Emily Jean said...

Wow! It seems like you just had him! He is quite the eater! Good for you! I still haven't found something that Emerson won't eat. That include crayons! :) Better than being a picky eater for sure!

Take care April!

CRS said...

Seriously, he is just so dang cute. What a heart throb!
I'm so proud of him eating so well! It's very impressive at his age. And pulling him self up? and moving around? Yeah, Dr told us today "get your house child proof soon - he'll be crusin before you know it" and sounds like you're in the same boat! =D
I understand the weight thing. You said it in your first paragraph, your juggling things where you've never needed to juggle before, and it's hard to throw "caring for your self" in the mix. Good luck (to both of us), and for the time being - I still say you look absolutely gorgeous (as always) and hope you feel as beautiful as you look soon.

Birdee said...

In reply to your comment, I'm almost positive their distant related. In everything including total cuteness! I'll bet they were friends in heaven and plotted what they were going to do down here (lol)

Kel said...

what a doll..he is adorable and going to be such a heartbreaker! I cannot believe how time has flown since you had him...and I love how you document it all here for him to see later just how much you love him!

tricki_nicki said...

I know I keep saying this, but that is one CUTE baby!