It’s crazy how much changes in only a couple of weeks in the life of a baby. Ace is yet again a completely different little person. It’s amazing to get to follow such crazy progress.
Age – 10 months and 3 weeks.
Size – He has been eating like a champ and since I make 90% of his food now I make sure he gets loads of good fats, vitamins, and nutrients. He must be over 10 kgs by now, he feels a lot heavier. And he is really tall. I have to buy trousers that are for 1-1.5-year-olds. He has long legs and a shorter upper body just like his dad.
Eats– Almost everything. His favorite is chicken livers with sweet potato, slow roast lamb with veg, fish, chicken…you name it. His favorite snacks are little cubes of organic cheddar cheese, avocado, and raspberries.
Favorite thing to do – He likes trying to pull the photos down from the wall above the sofa. He uses everything that moves as a walker, plays like crazy with Olive and love to cuddle his Mom. He is very Momsy at the moment and wants to sit in my lap and be close as much as possible. I love it.
Best for Mom – We started the settling in at his nursery this week. I’m looking forward to him getting to play lots and finding new little friends. I’m also looking forward to getting to do some work, run errands and have some time for me. Today he was there for 2 hours and I sat in the parent room outside. I managed to answer all my flagged emails in my inbox and it felt amazing.
Worst for Mom – Him starting nursery. When he cried when I left today made my heart break into a million little pieces. I even went back once before I decided I had to give in and I just handed him over to a lovely lady and went and had a little cry in the parent room. It’s horrible to see them sad, but when I came to pick him up he was fast asleep on a little mattress and I had to wait another 15 minutes.
I’m hoping tomorrow will be easier. I’m going to the hospital to empty our my breast abscess when Ace is at the nursery. They have ordered a bigger syringe, hopefully, it will work this time.
Progress – Now he stands up all on his own and is really stable too. He points at anything he wants and wants to know what things are called. He says Mamma/Dadda/oon and also ”bye bye” and ”bomma” (blomma) it means flower in Swedish. I mix Swedish and English when I speak to him and try to give him the easiest word to learn. I figure that eventually, he will learn to separate the two. If I set up too many rules for how I should be talking to him, then I might find it to heard to teach him both languages. So, for now, I will do my best.
Favorite toy– A loud firetruck he got from Garth’s parents. It’s quite noisy, but I don’t mind when I see the smile on his face. He knows the sound cars make and go ”brrrrrrrrmmm” all over the house with his little firetruck.
This week’s headscratcher – Now when he is so ”momsy”, is it better for me to give him all the love and cuddles I can or should I try to give him over to Garth as often as I can to make it more even? My heart tells me to keep holding on to him, but Garth thinks I should even it out as much as I can. What do you think?
This week’s motto – ”If I hold her hair really tight, then she can’t put me down.”
This week’s baby WTF – When I turn around and my little rascal is sitting on top of the black table next to the door. He somehow managed to get on there via the sofa and it gave me a tiny heart attack. I put pillows and blankets all over the floor around the sofa, because I can’t sit next to him all the time. So I can only limit the exposure to danger by padding everything if he falls down.
This week’s Mom moment – When we went to a casting and Ace spat out a half-eaten bit of cheese on the client. Luckily she also has kinds…
This week’s event – By far starting nursery. It’s a really big step and I hope he will find it more fun when he gets used to me not being around all the time.
Tip of the week – Cold medium boiled eggs are a great snack on the go. They are too crumbly if I boil them too hard, but if I make them gooey then he can hold them in his hand.
The question of the week – Please write a bit more about how you lost your belly? I’m in the same situation, I had a baby 3 months ago and I still have my belly. I have always been tall and skinny and I’m suffering from this. It feels like ”everyone else”loses their belly straight away and I’m worried mine won’t go at all. Although I know that it will go down slowly. I have used an app to work out and I’m signed up to mum-training this fall. I also walk quite a lot / Angie.
It took some time but finally, my belly is almost back to normal again. I would say I’m about 90% there.
The best exercise I have been doing is a pelvic floor squeeze whilst also pulling in my belly button towards my spine and tensing all the lower abs, 10 seconds on, 10 seconds off 10 times over. You can also do it on your back and alternate lifting and lowering your legs at the same time. (just make sure you don’t dome). I find it easier if I do something else at the same time, like a squat. The pelvic floor has really been the key for my abs to come together again.
I got these exercises from a woman’s physio. I know it’s hard to find the time when you have a little one, but I try to do them when I’m walking, sitting in the car, blogging on the sofa or even with him as a weight when I squat.
Tomorrow we are back at the nursery again, I really hope the dropping off will be easier this time.