Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Where on earth did that year go?

Yesterday was August 20th, 2013 - Nathan's very 1st Birthday.  I can't believe my baby boy turned one.  I am astonished at how fast the year went by.  When I reel through my mind the images, memories and experiences that I had during the first year of his life, I am humbled.  I completely understand why people say that children grow up too fast.   It was a low key day until I got home from work, in which time we crammed in a visit from Auntie Laura and her girls who came bearing cakes and presents.  They made it an extra special birthday since we were without family for hopefully the ONLY time in Nathan's life.  Then we quickly ate take-out dinner followed by three back to back Skype sessions with the Grandparents.

All in all it was a great evening, even though Nathan's schedule got disrupted a bit.   This weekend on Sunday we'll be doing a smash cake photo session with our neighbor Denise.  I'm excited for it and hope it turns out well, as I put a good bit of work into planning and execution of it.  We shall see!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cause you know blueberries freeze in space, right?

Arrrrghhhh!  I'm falling down again.  Promised myself I wouldn't miss a beat on this whole blog thing.  Where the hell do the hours in the day go?   I feel like I'm traveling the way of the Trek gang.  I don't want to travel at warp speed Mister Scott!  I just want to slow it down nice and easy, and take my time.  Boo!

Nathan's got a nasty cough this week, and we found out the daycare we send him to is closing down.  I'm pretty heartbroken about it, and should write more about my thoughts on it, but not right now.  I don't want to be upset any more today.  So good thoughts, good thoughts!

Speaking of Star Trek, this past weekend on the return episode of Breaking Bad, Jesse's druggie buddy recounted his idea of a Trek script.  It was super super funny.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Babies like spicy food - yes really!

Since Nathan was about eight months old I started to worry about his food intake.  As my obsessive mommy instincts had me reading up a bit on what babies should be eating, I've stumbled across so many suggestions and recommendations that my head is spinning.  There are so many opinions on this subject matter that it could make even the most solidly confident person dizzy with wonder.  So enter me.  I'm already worried that Nathan won't start eating any solids on his own and for the past four months I've offered finger foods of various different times every single night.

He would eat NOTHING.  Nada, zip, zilch.  Frustrated?  Yeah, that word doesn't even begin to cover how stressed I started to become.  About two months ago, I gave it up though, and finally resigned myself to do my best not to worry.  I let it go as best I could.

Fast forward to this past weekend.  On Saturday, Brian was making breakfast and I asked him to make plain scrambled eggs for Nathan.  That was one food we had not tried yet.  To my utter delight and amazement, he ate them.  He also ate a couple of tiny bits of bacon.  Sunday morning, he ate eggs again along with pancake bits.  Ever since he's been eating / trying just about everything we put in front of him.

Last night, Brian made Chicken Tikka Masala which is a mildly spicy Indian dish with a red sauce.  He used boneless skinless thighs which are tender and yummy.  Nathan had already eaten the equivalent of a half of a banana cut into bits, rolled in wheat germ.  Then I offered him some bits of the chicken with just a tiny bit of sauce and he loved it!  I couldn't give him bits of it fast enough.  He also tried Naan bread and liked that too.  I'm so relieved and excited that Nathan is finally taking an interest in eating.   Yay! :)