Been thinking of you guys and Aria is napping and big girl is at preschool so I finally have a few minutes!!
Pregnova: I hope the teeth went ok! OUch! Crawling already??? Wow! I am happy to have slower babies on the mobility spectrum. LOL. Easier for me. :-) You guys feeling the itch to travel again soon?
Well Aria is nearing 6 mos. She isn't sitting on her own yet so we won't be starting solids until she is. I'm doing baby led weaning this time around. No purees this time. I'm in no rush to get started with that mess - though I do look forward to seeing her face when she tastes things. She smiles at me when I give her her vitamin D drops (which I almost never remember to do). I've been doing a bit of gentle sleep training for night time. Now she can pretty much go to sleep on her own in her crib (which is side carred). She will nurse, I put her down and then she plays with her toys for a few minutes. She'll cry a little and I pick her up until she stops and then I put her down and she goes to sleep. I've only been working on it for a little over a week. Soon I'll be able to put her down and leave! I actually did do that one night and she never made a peep - just went to sleep. I have my nights back!! When I was nursing her to sleep and trying to sneak away she would always wake up and look for the nipple. She is sleeping a bit longer too bc she is't waking up looking for the nipple as much if she doesn't fall asleep with it in her mouth. She still wakes a bunch but I just nurse her and she usually takes herself off the boob again these days. So sleep isn't too bad for now.
We went to Hawaii for a week last month with both kids. It was awesome! My husband might be switching jobs. I SOOO hope so! Right now he spends 3-4 hours/day commuting!! This one would be 4 miles from our house and would also likely only be 35 hours/week for the same money he makes now. It would be such an amazing change for our entire family!! DH leaves at like 6am now and gets home around 7 - sometimes later. It blows.
I hope everyone is well! I finally fit back into most of my bigger jeans in the past week or so, though the scale hasn't moved. So my body is still changing shape after all this time. It's encouraging! Now if onyl I could fit into my skinny jeans!
What's new with everyone? Has anyone started solids? Are your kids sitting on their own?What makes them laugh?