July 31, 2007

It's Been Awhile...

In fact, it's been a long while! I think we were home a total of about 10 days this month. It's good to be home and finally and settling back into life. My house exploded with all the running around and now I'm working reclaiming it.

Exciting news...IKEA has opened near our neck of the woods! We went and checked it out last Friday, I love that store! Yes, some a lot of their stuff is cheaply made, but you can't beat their prices!

Here are some cute pictures of Monkey to share...he had such a great time on all of our trips and he did SO well. I really couldn't ask for a better baby.

We're going to dinner with some new friends tonight! Friends have been slow in coming in these parts since we moved here two years ago. But, we have dinner plans tonight at what I hear is a really neat restaurant. Any way, we're excited.

Is anybody in need of an Infantino Front Pack carrier for a baby? It's not the greatest, but it does the trick. My mom bought me a Baby Bjorn and I like it better, so I'm willing to part with this one. Just say the word and it's yours!

We started feeding Monkey cereal on Saturday and so far he is really enjoying it. I've been mixing it with formula because I'm too lazy to pump because my pump isn't working right right now. He's actually been eating more than I thought he would to start off. Monkey is still working on learning the whole swallow thing without sucking first, but he's getting the hang of it and I'm sure will be a pro in no time flat. I think next we'll start on Sweet Potatoes and start feeding him twice a day, maybe cereal in the morning and and potatoes in the evening. Right now I'm only feeding him "solids" once a day. I'm thankful he hasn't give up nursing because that was a fear I had. Seriously, we can't afford formula, so I keep praying he'll keep nursing for at least a year!

Well, I'm off to fold some laundry and Monkey is getting tired and probably needs another nap (he took a 3 hour nap this morning! That's a record!)


Candice said...

Hey Em,

Good to hear how your family is doing. I was just going to ask how you all are. How are you doing? It sounds like you're loving being a mom...that is so wonderful. I felt like a lone ranger mom for awhile, so it's great having friends with babies now:) I can't believe Moses will be 2 at the end of September...cherish ever moment and don't ever wish you were working outside the home...being a mom is such a blessing and a privilege. God bless you!


thesticklergirl said...

Its about time you updated :) Are you going to get going on your FlyLady schedule? I was enjoying reading about how you are cleaning YOUR house! That is way more fun than cleaning MY house :)