We’ve finally figured out something that works for us! We’re doing a mixture of baby-led weaning that seems to be so popular in the blog world right now, and purees. Since Logan hates being spoonfed, we give him Plum Organics pouches, that he can hold and suck on. They’re amazing, and he loves almost all the flavors we’ve tried so far.
He definitely loves feeding himself, and it helps so much when we’re going out to be able to put him in a high chair and give him bits of vegetables from my plate. It keeps him occupied and happy and he loves tasting new things. He surprisingly isn’t a fan of pureed vegetables, but loves them whole. I’m pretty much the same way, though, so I can’t blame him. Our new favorites are green beans!
Our move is almost complete – all that’s left to do is to get the last bits of stuff from our old place, and clean it up. We’re cheating and hiring a cleaning service, since we’re limited on time, it’s hard to get babysitting, and our old place is pretty dirty. I’ll be so happy when it’s done, since it’s been really stressful on both of us, and I’m sure the bean notices when things are awry.
Our new place on the other hand is fantastic. I can’t wait for my boy to grow up here.
We have a view of the Cascades from our living room, there’s natural light coming through every large window, the air is clean, there’s a park right in front of our door, the place itself is large and we’re surrounded by other young families. Little bean has made a perfect transition. Even the sleep pattern is evolving again – we now have a bedtime of 7:30pm and sleep until about 6:30am. There’s anywhere from 2-4 night wakings each night, but hey, that’s what you sign up for when you have a baby I guess. He’s been incredibly happy the past two weeks, which is completely awesome to watch.
We have the sitting up thing down now. He’s nowhere near as… slouchy as he used to be, and he sits up for long periods of time. I still don’t like to leave him alone when he does, but we’re definitely getting to the completely independent sitting stage.
While we don’t have a crawler quite yet, we’ve been making amazing progress. Logan’s never been a great tummy-timer, but lately he’s acing it, rolling every which way and doing full mini-pushups.
In perhaps a month or two, we might be closer to crawling. Also, feet are still a hit! I think that’s all for now.