Yeah. Whew. So where was I? No idea, I’m afraid.
Pardon my blog/comment (and email, for those who’ve sent messages…) silence, but my mother was in town to soak up some delicious baby time, and as is usual, our days ended up being nonstop circuses of baby clothes shopping, errand running, baby soothing, etc. While I love having my mother around, if for no reason other than the fact that the boys clearly enjoy the extra audience member for their antics, it does get to feel a little hectic after a while. We are definitely enjoying the downtime this afternoon, is all I’m really saying.
It’s been a drippy, snotty sort of week for all of us as a cold has moved through our family. Jack has been especially hard hit with a rattly, raspy cold, though a doctor’s visit yesterday told us that there’s no need for alarm and really nothing to be done for treatment. He’s definitely getting over it, but no one likes to hear those crackly sounds coming from their kid’s lungs.
In other news, Henry finally turned over this morning, several times with clear intent to do so. He’s accidentally turned from stomach to back a couple of times, looking really shocked when he did so, but today, he worked and worked and worked himself until he finally managed to turn over from his back to his stomach. And after doing so, he looked pretty disappointed that this did not automatically equal crawling, as he clearly was turning over with the intent to move himself to the other side of the play mat. Soon, my dear, soon, soon, soon.
Jack is babbling up a storm today for some reason. He woke up with something to say and has been chattering away non-stop since then. He’s usually pretty tame with his vocalizations, but today, it’s like someone opened a faucet, and we’re being met with a deluge of sounds. It’s fascinating, at least to me.
Solids continue to go well. Henry finally seems to get it, and is now readily and happily lunging for spoonfuls of pears. We’ve also tried peas (they rate an “OK”), sweet potatoes (just a tiny taste each, since I was just feeding them a dollop that I mashed with my fingers from my dinner the other night, and that just elicited delighted looks that they were getting something off my plate!), carrots (again, just an “OK”), avocado (Henry likes it, Jack not so much), rice cereal (“Meh Feh” rating) and sucking on a slice of honeycrisp apple (big, big thumbs up). The real winner, though, continues to be pears. Jack grabs for the spoon, trying to rush it into his mouth. I give him an empty spoon or two to play with (just to keep him occupied), but he tries to get those in his mouth, too. However, his aim isn’t so great, so more often than not, I’m trying to keep the empty spoons out of his eye sockets while also trying to get the lump of food in his mouth with my own spoon. Sigh.
Sleeping gets better, too. They (by “they”, though, I really mean “Henry”…) are finally settling into a sleep pattern, which of course means that things are about to suddenly change and get much harder again. But, for now, they go down pretty easily at night, wake at regular times, and go back to sleep quickly (and are finally letting us sleep past 6:00 a.m.). Of course, as I mentioned, as soon as I hit “publish” on this post, something will change… We’re working on the crib thing still. I don’t know yet whether it will work, but since they so easily fall asleep on the incredibly soft blanket on our bed, we’re thinking that it might work to use that same sort of fabric as a crib sheet. I don’t know. We’re just trying, trying, trying until we strike on something that works.
So. That’s my weekly summary. What about you? Ever feel like you need a vacation from your vacation (or vacationing relatives as the case may be)? Any exciting plans for Halloween?