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There is so much about this “testing the light” image that I love. As many of my favorites are, this was not my intended shot. But it is everything warm and sweet and glowy about our earlier mornings on non-preschool days that I suddenly long for & appreciate so much more.
caroline & I made crepes while everett played, and while I put the final touches on hers, she pulled a chair close to her brother to try and soothe his gentle fussing. Then she realized that I’d have to sit far away, so she grabbed another chair from the head of the table and pulled it close to hers & asked me to sit with her. She won’t wear pants at home. She is obsessed with wearing her disney t shirts to bed. She is the constant remedy to everett’s frustration. She pickes up his toys as he throws them and is always the first to mother her little brother when I can’t get there right away. Smudgy finger prints all over my table. A sweet conversation between my two greatest joys.
I cannot tell you how full my heart feels.
Maybe because I am getting a wee bit more sleep?
I’ve abandoned baby led weaning for the time being. As I suspected, everett’s nighttime waking was due to hunger. As soon as my little guy got some fruits & veggies in his belly, he has started sleeping longer at night. I’m guessing he burns through my breastmilk so fast that he just needed it more often through the night. I never cut him off—he regulates himself at all feedings, but if I were going to continue to have him rely on breastmilk only (and go with the food for fun until one motto of BLW) I would have to either supplement at night to sleep longer (which I won’t do) or suck it up and continue to get up every 2.5/3 hours around the clock. So purees for the first month or two it is. I have fed him chunks of steamed food BLW style and he gets really frustrated with it slipping out of his hands. Being patient with the process is not a recipe for success for either of us. Not to mention I have had to beat the crap out of his back three times because he was choking. In theory, baby led weaning seems like a great idea but it is just not for me. At least right now. Which I guess means at all–because I am using purees which worked so well for us the first time. I am letting him play with most foods that I puree but right now, sleep trumps a new food experiment and my daughter is proof that starting with fresh/frozen purees can create lovely eaters as well. So, my homemade baby food it is! :)
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