Sunday, November 13, 2011

Another Year

I can't believe almost a month has passed since I last updated. I guess I can believe it b/c I've been working like crazy. But now all is calm.
Jack is now 66 cm's and 18 pounds. This morning of my 39th birthday I took him for a lovely long walk in the sling. He cried at first b/c he was so sleepy yet there was so much to look at, but then he fell asleep and I just walked and walked. It felt so good after being cooped up for so long doing budgets. He didn't sleep long enough though because he is back down for 2.5+ hours and counting. Wow.

We started him on solids this week. He sat in his little Bumbo chair with his tray and shoved the banana into his mouth, and I think some of it was even swallowed. He was very cute! Today I'll try avocado and mango. I bought him a high chair but part of it still to be delivered, so we'll see how he goes with that one too.  He even had his first tastes of formula, which of course he loves. I am still nursing but in Miami and the budget meetings, I just couldn't keep up the pumping to meet the demand of the big boy, so he got a few bottles of formula, and actually it was super convenient for the plane right home to have a bottle ready for immigration and the car ride home. This weekend I did make a fairly good effort to keep up with the supply, which should get us through to the end of the year, especially since we are SF for 2 weeks starting Wed, and then we head to Paris in mid-December. So if I can actually come home in the afternoons and feed the boy myself, I reckon we'll do quite well with the freezer supply.

He is learning how to sit - he still topples over, but he is getting good. And he can sit up in his baby bath with a little help, he leans against the sides and plays with bath toys. So cute! He loves Sasso and reaches out to grab him. He still doesn't sleep through the night, but it's getting closer - the other night he didn't eat until 5:40, though he did cry a few times around 3:00... I see the light at the end of the tunnel.

This is how he looks now, with big grey eyes and a cute grin.


Anonymous said...

Well despite our all having sworn that the previous photos were the cutest ever, we have to revise. This one is absolutely the cutest ever. Look at those eyes and that mouth! Sandy

Alice said...

Now that is a cute little boy!!