My parents go to the same restaurant almost every Saturday afternoon. Today they took Ivan with them so that Sister B and I could get some shopping done. He was the belle of the ball, metaphorically writing. All the patrons loved him and he ate an entire thing of bananas & had some water. So cute & independent!
Ivan loves all his toys that make noises and allow him to figure things out. While my mom & I were organizing some things around the house, she set Ivan up in his crib* with one of his toys! He had such a fun time!
He really enjoyed sitting up like a big boy!
*Sister B said this was the first photo she's seen of Ivan in his crib, so it's worth noting that he's now sleeping (when he decides to sleep) in our (Sister B's & my) old crib from the '80s.
Now I know why moms strip their kids down to diapers at feeding time. This kid has a pair of orangey sock after the first time I fed him carrots, so the second time I made sure it was warm enough in the house and took his clothes.
He's actually not a huge fan of carrots, but mixed with a little applesauce, they get in there.
I have no photo of Ivan from today. Today we packed up our entire house and moved home to M town. C has a good job (funny enough, for the same company he worked for before we left M town) and we'll be staying with my parents for a few months.
Our house in KC is empty and for sale and I've officially resigned from my job (I will miss the people so much!). Our lives in M town are set to begin. We always planned to end up here and are now here a little sooner than we thought we'd be. We have plans to rent for awhile and then to build on some family land out in the country. I will be sure to keep you all updated.
That said, we are (very) close to family here and are going to renew tons of relationships from before our move. Such an exciting time for the R family!
It's been a little hard on me to make the decision to start Ivan on solids. Kind of a protective thing because I know where my milk has been/is coming from. I have the same suspicion of formula. So Ivan hasn't had anything but my milk and two or three feedings of formula in the NICU before I was producing. He has been taking a real interest in watching/grabbing at us while we're eating and drinking and he was right at the cusp of six months old, so we figured it was about time. I've read up on different foods and ways to start this process and basically decided that we'll make him the healthiest food we can.
We began on Thanksgiving with cooked organic sweet potato mixed with milk to make a yummy orange slurry. And huge surprise (perhaps only to me), Ivan was super ready for food. Open mouth, grabbing at the spoon, that's our little guy.
One half of a modern, revolutionary, midwestern couple with a mini-me. We live on a small patch of land in the country, complete with three dogs, assorted guns, old trucks, and some bees. We like to create or fix about anything.