Megan-sorry to hear of your grandma's passing. DH's grandpa died a week ago, so this is very fresh for us, too. Peace to you.
So,yeah, last week was spent preparing for a drive to Dodge City, Kansas, for dh's grandpa's funeral. Long drive, quick trip. But Gabriel did well-nursing in the carseat is a great help. Even with the remnant of a cold/hacking cough. We experienced snow, rain, fog, etc. I've now had my fill of winter!
Gabriel is still scooting backwards, but can now back up into a seated position. He sort of crawls forward, but not intentionally. He majorly started babbling last week. He's all dadadada, nananana, etc. now. I think he weighs about 20 lbs. now, just from adding him to the scale with me. I'm starting to look for some 9-12 month size clothes since he's getting too long for the 6-9. Can't believe my little guy is getting so big!
Still no teeth, but they'll come. Solids are going well-he eats pretty much whatever we give him. But, some days I just don't have time to mess with it, so then I don't worry about it.
We have the Sutemi pack and I like it, but it's a bit cumbersome to use, I think. Could be that I just haven't practiced enough. And, we got the large size since my postpartum hips were at the cutoff for the size and dh needs the bigger size. I feel like I've sometimes got too many cords hanging off me. But, it's very comfortable. I have trouble doing the back carry--mostly do front or hip. I have a Maya Wrap and pouch, too, but am having trouble with Gabriel in the hip position...it feels like he slips down. It feels like we're very much at an inbetween stage for these positions---he's too big for some but not quite big enough for others.
Our Music Together classes got canceled due to small class size! So, maybe next series. I'm kinda bummed.
Better fold some laundry. See ya in February!