7 months

We are over halfway there now. 7 down, 5 to go. On your first birthday Alex there is going to be a BIG party. Not so much a birthday party as a ‘WE SURVIVED YOUR FIRST YEAR AND YOU’RE STILL ALIVE’ party.

You started sitting independently this month, Mary and Luke love sitting and playing with you and bring you lots of toys. You still haven’t quite mastered crawling which really surprises me because you have been up on all fours and rocking for weeks! You do a funny rolling army crawl to get to where you want to go. It’s not very effective yet but we’re not complaining.

One fabulous thing that happened this month is you decided to like the bath!! We put you in the bath ring in the big tub with your siblings and you had a blast!!!

We took you on your first family vacation this month… ha. Learned some valuable lessons!You’re still not very interested in solid food, except in your baby safe feeder of course.

Your brother passed on another lovely cold this month. You stopped nursing entirely for almost 36 hours. We did manage to coax a couple ounces of pedialyte into you but that was it.

You are very anti-bottle for the most part though. I tried to go to a local homeschool for an evening but you wouldn’t touch the milk I pumped for you when daddy offered it to you in a bottle. Stinker.

I love you my little bug!

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Yarn Along

This is a pretty accurate picture of the last week around here. Sick kids… absolutely no reading… and a little bit of knitting (when I finally manage to get Alex to sleep on my chest).

I’m loving knitting with this yarn, although whatever possessed me to start to knit a sweater for me in fingering weight yarn I’ll never know. What was I thinking? Perhaps it will be done for Christmas?

Whatever this bug my poor little ones have is pretty nasty. I managed to kick it pretty fast in the older ones with lots of echinacea with goldenseal, herbal biotics, and some emergenC. Alex on the other hand isn’t old enough for those things so he wasn’t so lucky. We spend the day in emergency yesterday when he started turning blue when he was coughing. I was finally allowed to bring him home but he is hardly nursing and having a very hard time breathing so I’m not sure if we’ll be able to stay out. Sick babies are not fun.

Yarn Along

When the mail man came to the door with a squishy package addressed to me yesterday I just about kissed him!! Before everything went all crazy a few weeks ago I splurged and ordered myself enough Tosh Merino Light for a cardigan for me.

I’m so in love with this yarn!! I’m not sure what I was thinking, it’s just fine yarn that I’ll be lucky to finish this by next winter but it’s super nice to knit with. I ordered a couple other skeins of tosh and some cascade from their clearance section in case I need some in between projects but I can’t wait to wrap up in this soft silky sweater!

I’ve been reading possibly the funniest book I have ever read. I’ve read Jenny Lawson’s blog for a long time so when her memoir came out I knew I needed to read it. It hasn’t disappointed me, I started reading it sitting in chapters one evening when we were in Edmonton and I laughed so hard three different people came and asked me what I was reading and why it was so funny. It was a little embarrassing but I couldn’t help myself!

Joining with Ginny’s yarn along to see what others have on their needles!

Our last family ‘vacation’ for a looooooooong time.

He looks cute. It’s an act. Don’t buy it.

My husband started a new job recently, he is working for himself now and had to purchase a truck. We decided to go to a nearby big city to do this and figured we might as well spend a couple extra days and take the kids to a huge, super fun mall.

There is a giant indoor water park, indoor theme park, and tons of shopping there. It would have been the perfect vacation had a certain baby not been even more miserable than normal while we were there (apparently that is possible, who knew?). I kept him in the beco most of the time which helped. I think I lost 6lbs packing that boy!

They all had a blast in the wave pool. I had a blast reading my book.

Maybe there is hope for Alex liking the water after all! It didn’t last long but he did have some fun.

The mall has a fabulous thing where certain times of the day families can go to the park and ride rides or go to the water park for only $20, it was great.

We did have a pretty good time, I definitely had a lot of fun shopping!! However, we won’t be attempting a trip like that until Alex is MUCH older.