Whenever I think back on the blizzards we had in February, I will always think of one thing: food. I think I speak for a lot of us when I say that the thought of being cooped up in the house for a few days made me want to stock up on at least a months worth of food–you know, just in case. So it only makes sense that when I knew I was going to be home for a week, we had to stock up on food! This week was a fabulous chance for Geoff and I to cook together, one of our favorite activities. We made grilled pizzas, fish tacos, steaks on the grill–and as our grand finale, pulled pork bbq with homemade Jack Daniels bbq sauce and a huge lemon raspberry cheesecake for dessert. It was amazing!! And now it’s a month of some seriously healthy eating–Geoff has some pounds to lose, and I have some pounds to gain, but I’d like to do it by eating the things that are best for this little baby! So far, luckily, this baby likes a lot more healthy stuff than Sam did. With him, all I craved was horrible stuff and I couldn’t keep down veggies for nearly the entire pregnancy. This time, I love fruits and veggies and a lot of healthy foods! Avocados are my most favorite now–not the lowest in calories, but it sure is the tastiest! I eat them by themselves with lime juice and salt…best food ever. My baby is going to come out half human and half guacamole by the amount of them I eat!!
Vacation was completely fabulous. We had playdates, we hung out at home, it was relaxing and perfect. I accomplished about, oh, ONE of my household tasks, but I was ok with that. We got caught up on laundry and we got the bedroom cleaned up, which is progress. We have a renter living in a bedroom upstairs now, so it’s been good motivation for us to be neater! Sam gets closer and closer to crawling every day which I know will make us be even cleaner!!! Our coffee table is in a prime location for little hands to pull things off–I’m guessing that it won’t take long for us to be better at cleaning up after ourselves.
4th of July was great–I love celebrating Sam’s first holidays! He is finally getting to the age where he actually has fun going out places and people watching, so we took him for a walk in downtown Annapolis in the afternoon. Crowded, but so fun! Sam had a great time in his stroller, and we had a great time with our iced coffee and watching some stuntmen down by the dock. Monday we took Sam to the 4th of July Parade with my mom and stepdad and Geoff’s mom and our friend Jenn with her adorable twins. Sam did NOT enjoy the noisy sirens, but he enjoyed being doted on by his two grandmothers and playing with all of us. I love starting traditions with our family that I look forward to continuing.
We’re debating starting Sam on some food in the next few weeks. He’ll be 7 months old this week, and we’re trying to wait as long as possible before we start solids. Our pediatrician encourages waiting and we are in no rush. Right now Sam seems pretty happy with not having food, but he’s starting to not sleep quite as long through the night, so we’re waiting to see if it’s just a time of sleep disturbance or if we should consider introducing food. We’ll see! I can’t believe how fast these months are beginning to go. And I also can’t believe I’m 15 weeks pregnant today!!! It’s going by SO fast! And I’m feeling great these days, which is amazing, because my last pregnancy I was sick for so much longer. I’m extremely thankful for some energy to invest into my little Sammy! And now it’s bedtime, but here’s some pictures from the 4th!