How is it even possible that I have a child that is half a year old? The concept baffles me. Obviously in the middle of the night when she is up and I have no idea why – I feel like OH YEAH this has been a LONG 6 months….but when I look at her in her jolly jumper ( more on that later) I think geez – how has 6 months gone by already? Funny how our perspective changes depending on how much sleep we got the night before haha
This was a big month for both of us. We started solids and I have now discovered that anything I don’t know that much about – I’m instantly afraid of.
Case in point…..before I was pregnant I would always watch my pregnant friends say no to all these foods like sushi and deli meats etc and I would think HOW THE HECK do you know what not to eat? That is so scary.
I remember when Kennedy was born and I would see these same friends starting with solids with their little ones. Avocado for a week, then green beans then something else……and I thought the same thing. It’s going to be TERRIFYING feeding Kennedy. Breast milk is so easy you don’t have to think about it – you just feed them.
So here I was at the 5 month mark…..thinking okkkkk we probably should start. This girl is HUNGRY. Or should I say HANGRY!!!! Literally watching me eat; following the spoon or fork and sometimes even lunging at it herself. Yeah – time to get this girl on some food!
So we started out small , baby steps – pun definitely intended. Rice cereal, then oatmeal . And she LOVED it ! So that gave me some confidence.
The one I’m feeding her right now that she literally cannot get enough of is Heinz Organic Whole Grain Oatmeal Cereal. The fact that it has fiber in it really helps- for a week we just were doing plain rice cereal. It was not pretty. The poor girl pretty much did not poo for a week.
And there we go talking about poo again. Just one last note on that. I will never take breastmilk poops for granted again. Can we please go back to those. These solid food ones are KILLING ME . I know it’s only going to get worse. I love the first few days when the diaper genie is new and it’s like a sweet lovely world……and then it goes back to being the grossest thing ever in life every time you have put a diaper in there. Is it just me? I am DEF guilty of over stuffing – just hoping that bobby will change it next time. Then he does the same thing haha
Ok enough of that – thank you for letting me get that out.
So now were starting real foods and let me tell you it’s a real FAIL so far. But that’s ok were going to keep at it. We’re trying for greens first then eventually move on to the good stuff ( i.e. sweet potatoes and carrots).
I’ve discovered my new best friend – The Baby Brezza Glass One Step Food Baby Food Maker. I paid full price ( well -20% off thank you bed bath and beyond coupon) so this is not a sponsored post trust me. But I legit love this thing. It steams and blends with the push of a button. You just fire the veggies or fruit ( or even chopped up meat!) in there and let it go to work! It’s glass too so it’s nice that you can just put it in the dishwasher. I think I’m going to try it on adult food too. Fresh made Guac here I come! Plus it will make me feel better for spending $145 on it. Ouch.
I was Instagram ( @jacks1313) talking about how I had no idea what to do with this solid foods thing and I have to thank you for all of your messages. They are REALLY helping and I am so relieved to hear that many of you had troubles with the greens and your babes too!
We also got a high chair!! If you are my friend or even acquaintance chances are I asked you about your high chair hahaha there are SO many to choose from! We ended up going to the Boon Flair high chair. It’s pricey but I found one on Kijiji and I am so pleased with it! Easy to clean and I think it looks like it’s out of the Jetsons so I’m a fan 🙂
Kennedy LOVES her jolly jumper. She was pretty slow to grasp that you actually can jump in it- but now that she has that – she is crazy! Jolly jumper for the win – if I have to do something and I can’t be holding her (which some days that’s ALL SHE WANTS ) it is a lifesaver!! I feel bad even saying that I don’t want to hold her all the time cause I know it won’t be like this forever but Kennedy is a giant hahaha and while I can do most things with one hand now ( thank you learned mom skills ) – sometimes I need both of them!
Swimming lessons wrapped up – and they were awesome! Kennedy didn’t REALLLLLLYY grasp the concept of blowing bubbles ( rumor is this is a hard one) instead she preferred to lick the pool water. However she really liked front floats and the song “Tiny Turtle”. Sometimes I even have that song in my head now (You can look it up if you want to haha “ I had a tiny turtle…his name was tiny Tim”) . WHAT has happened to me. Our teacher Megan at Terwillegar Rec Center was great – I highly recommend them!
We are just weeks away here from Bob going back to work. I am freaking out. The day home we have chosen for Kennedy is fantastic. But I don’t think there is any way to feel 100% ok with leaving your child. Even leaving her with Bob I was nervous. And that turned out amazing – so I’m hoping this does too . It’s so typical to be the crying mom leaving her child and I never thought I would be that but the closer I get to that day – well- let’s just say even typing this I have tears in my eyes.
Still trying to find a balance at my work. CISN has been amazing – they are so understanding for everything. However I find it hard to say no to things I used to say yes to all the time; working extra hours, extra shifts or a thing on the weekend. I have to say no now. It’s for a good reason – family obviously – but there is still that hint of guilt that I put on myself. Does that ever go away?
Whew- every single time I go to write a monthly update I promise myself it won’t be as long as the last….well here we go again. Probably one of my longest lol. I’m sorry – these months ( as I’m sure you are also experiencing ) SO much happens in a few short weeks!
This next month is going to be a huge one. Day home time, more solid foods, my first trip away from Kennedy , and its summertime!