Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Tot Locks are evil. We may not be the most handy people on Earth, but come on! I really don't feel like I should need a degree in engineering to install these. We managed to install one (sort of, best not open and close that drawer too much.) At this point I think it's better to just tape the other drawer shut.
Up next - a gate at the bottom of the stairs. Stairs with an extra wide opening and curved newel post. I am not looking forward to this; we may just move instead.
Monday, April 26, 2010
It's so hard to believe his first birthday is only two months away. We've already started planning his party - we can't wait!
Age 10 months
Weight haven't weighed him in a while, probably 22-23 lbs.
Length not sure, probably ~30"
Size 9 month tops, 12 month+ pants
Eyes Pretty baby blues :)
Hair Second haircut this month
Teeth 5! Another one just cut through on the bottom.
Sleeping Continuing to improve. Usually up once a night but goes right back down. Naps are usually good, too.
Eating 4-5 bottles a day (breastmilk (reintroduced most dairy, no problems so far) and some formula (Alimentum)), plus 3 meals of cereal, fruit and/or veggie purees, and finger foods. New foods include pasta, tomato sauce, asparagus, veggie burger, cheese, yogurt, Life cereal, and oatmeal cookie (just a taste.)
Movement SO close to crawling - has taken a few "steps". Pulls up to his knees and almost to standing. Can stand while holding onto something but without our support.
Outings Martian Marathon, art showing at Cafe Marie, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, lots of walks, Toarmina's Pizza
Favorite toys/activities Music table, crab, books, balls, eye glasses, shakers
Words/sounds Constantly talking, lots of sounds and combinations of sounds, growling, gargling
Memorable moments Easter trip to Texas, meeting cousin Clara
Sunday, April 25, 2010
(and in other news Conor’s dairy allergy seems to have subsided somewhat! Bring on the cheese!)
Easy Tomato Sauce (adapted from ButterYum)
**This makes a HUGE batch of sauce. If your food processor is on the smaller side, process it in two or more batches. Cut the recipe if you don't want leftovers.**
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 c. chopped basil
2 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded
Cook 25-30 min. until cheese is melted and bubbly and starting to brown.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
As a result, Conor is going to be quite the Baby Foodie – experiencing a variety of foods, developing an appreciation for flavors and textures and enjoying good food made from quality ingredients. I am going to document the different things he tries and share the recipes I use, which hopefully will be made with a reasonable amount of good ingredients and not be too cumbersome.
Stay tuned for Conor's adventures as a Baby Foodie!
It is also my hope that he will eventually learn to appreciate where his food comes from – I envision backyard vegetable gardens, trips to pick strawberries and apples, tours of Guernsey Farms dairy, visits to the farmer’s market, and classes at Zingerman’s Bakehouse (maybe even summer Farm camp???).
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
5:15am The alarm goes off. Tim gets up to shower and feed the dogs and cats.
It might be neat to do this every so often. I wonder what our life will be like in another 9 months???
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Not perfect, but much improved and I'm happy with it!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
He enjoyed motoring around Mimi and Grampy's house. He played a lot with Cousin Madeline.
He made a new doggie friend, too. Cooper was equally enamored with Conor.
He did a lot of practicing getting up on his knees, trying to crawl.
He also met his sweet new cousin Clara (exactly 1 month old here).
It's too bad Madeline is so shy (1 picture of 13 million jumping off the stool.)
Madeline gave us a concert (that's her setlist by Uncle Jason.)
Monday we went to the Dallas Arboretum for Dallas Blooms. Conor was not so happy about this at first ("I don't like pink flowers!!!")
But wait! There's grass!!!
Madeline reassured Conor everything was okay.
He really liked the grass.
Conor and mama. ("Let me down, more grass!!")
The only bad part of the trip was that it was much too short :( We can't wait to see Mimi and Grampy at Conorman's first birthday party!!!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
One drawback is expense - they're $15-$20 a pop, and to do it full time we'd need a couple dozen diapers, plus extra liners - ouch! We have eight right now, I'd like to get a few more and I think we'd be set for a while. We're using both Bum Genius One Size and Thirsties Duo Diapers - two different kinds of "one size pocket" diapers. Basically the outer cover has an adjustable rise to grow with him, so we theoretically won't have to buy any more diapers until he's potty trained! There's a pocket inside the cover where you stuff 2-3 absorbent liners, made from hemp, cotton, fleece, or microfiber for example. The whole shebang goes on just like a regular diaper and fastens with velcro or snaps.
There's a giveaway going on over at Hormonal Imbalances - a chance to win 5 more Thirsties Duo diapers! How sweet would that be???