Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Adventures in the snack drawer

Dear Goose,
Your favorite place to explore and play is the snack drawer. I spied on you a little bit today!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

10 months!

Dear Silly Goose,
At 10 months, you stand unassisted for a few seconds at a time. You still only have 2 teeth, but have been boogery, uncomfortable and wanting chamomile ice cubes for a full two weeks, so more are clearly on their way. I hope several break through, you've been so uncomfortable at times for a long time!  At the height of your discomfort, we broke down and gave you Tylenol, which helped immediately. While I had hoped to be able to keep you medication-free for your first year, that's a stupid ideal to hold on to while such a sweet baby is in pain.

While we're still not 100% ready to call it, you pretty much say "mama" and "more." The way you say "more" is like MUUUH! and you say it when someone is eating and you are not eating. Occasionally you say it when you want more of something, but basically MUUUH means "I want to eat, too!"  And mama is, well, mama, and it melts my heart every time.

We suspect you have an egg sensitivity or allergy because the few times you've eating egg you've vomited shortly thereafter. We'll get you tested after you're one. If you are allergic, it's not a crazy strong reaction since you haven't had a problem with my eating eggs and you've had some things with egg in it without incident.

You still LOVE to blow raspberries and the four of us often have raspberry parties in the mornings while we're all snuggling before getting out of bed. You happily blow them at all of us and we blow them right back. Your sister blows very wet ones, which you think is hilarious.

You are still a little peanut, wearing 6 month onesies, though some 12 month pants are too short. You eat with gusto, loving berries, peas, beans, sausage and oatmeal. And milk, of course. You fall asleep for the evening between 7 and 8pm and sleep until 4 or 5ish when you wake to nurse, then go right back to sleep. On the days that I don't work (only 2!) you nurse with gusto when we all get out of bed around 7am. The other days, you have breakfast with your sister: oatmeal, fruit, beans or coconut milk yogurt while I pump a bottle for you to have a few hours later. Your naps are all over the place, pretty much because I am all over the place. On a perfect day, you'll sleep for an hour in the morning and another hour or longer in the afternoon. Most days, it's 3 half hour naps every few hours. Not ideal, but you do sleep well through the night most nights. Thank you for that, it's quite considerate.

 delicious keys!


You love to explore. You go through boxes and bags and my wallet with great enthusiasm. This photo was taken about 15 minutes after we got home, immediately after the apartment had been cleaned. You went through all the books and puzzles on the shelves, all the toys in the toy bins and finally climbed up to get the remote controls.

Busy busy Goose!

For all your exploration energy, you're really not into books at all. You nurse while I read your sister's bedtime books every night, but every time I try to read you a book just for you, you slam the book closed, and/or try to eat it. I'll keep trying, though, there are SO many wonderful books waiting for you to discover them.

hmmm, looks delicious