Lifestyle

Embrace Life ~Change~

Hi y’all. I’m taking the time to write today because I have felt the itch, so to speak, over the last few days. I know I haven’t been extremely consistent with my posts and I do apologize for that. These days I take the time to write when I –

A. Have the time to spare.

And

B. Have something to say.

I wouldn’t want to just throw posts up on the blog because I “have” to. That’s when it takes a turn from fun/hobby/passion to work/drag/saying something when there’s nothing to say. I write because I love to write. And I so appreciate all of you who get that. Thank you for being here, for reading and for supporting me.

I’ll start with some info about my son… my son… gosh, that never gets old. I still look at him and think, “I’m a Mama.” or “He is my child, my son, my baby.” Almost in disbelief. I am so blessed to have my little man. He is almost 7 months old now. That blows my mind.

  • He is able to sit on his own for a good 30-60 seconds before trying to fall forward or backward. Longer with a little help staying upright.

  • We have started him on “solids”. Purees and baby led weaning. We are doing a mix. (Let me know if you would like more details about this!)

  • He scoot crawls all over the place and boy, he is fast!

  • If we help him stay upright, he is able to place one foot in front of the other, which we are told is advanced for 6 months. Sometimes he will try the “tight-rope” style of one foot in front of the other, but usually he places his feet correctly.

  • I’ve decided to start a modified version of EC – elimination communication. (Let me know if you would like more details about this!) I’ll just say this for now, it’s day 2 and Baby Boy had success this morning!

  • Baby Boy has 1 tooth right in front on the bottom. Hubby and I got so excited when we noticed the tooth that I think we frightened poor Baby Boy just a little. He was like, why are these loonies screeching and smiling and laughing and clapping and wahhhhhh. Yeah, he wasn’t quite as happy as we were by any means lol.

  • Baby Boy got weighed at the doctor’s office on the day he turned 6 months and he weighed in at about 20lbs (9.35 kg) which is the average weight for a 9 month old baby boy! We’ve got a big boy! 🙂

That’s about it as far as Baby Boy goes.

Now an update on our garden situation!

I think I went a little overboard when planting things. We have a pretty limited amount of space and I kind of just went wild with getting as many seeds in the dirt as I could. So now that things are happening, I’m a little stumped as to what in the world do I do next. A lot of my plants are in small starter pots, I don’t really have access to huge pots so I’m thinking that I will need to put these into the ground, and soon. I’ll let you know how that goes once we’ve done it. For now, I’ve got tomatoes coming up, beans working their way up, several sweet red pepper plants, and even some potatoes starting to leaf. Oh it is an exciting time, I just hope I can keep these plants going once I transplant them into the ground. Fingers crossed!

I have been busy in the kitchen over the last couple of weeks. Perfecting my homemade tortilla recipe and a few other exciting recipes that I’m excited to share with you all over the summer. Cooking and baking are two of my favorite things to do and I am so happy to have a platform on which I can share my recipes with all of you.

I believe that is about it as far as updates go.

Let me just say this, if you’ve hung on this long.

I chose the title, Embrace Life ~Change~, for this post because to me, Life = Change. Change is inevitable and is more often than not, a daily occurrence. I urge you to breathe and embrace it. Even if what’s changing may not seem to be in your favor. Just “go with the flow” so to speak and I bet you will be feeling calmer, happier, and maybe even more productive in no time.

As I watch my son grow and learn new things every day, I am forced to notice the changes in him, his surroundings, and how his little life has changed my life so drastically. Y’all, he use to not be able to turn his head from side to side! And now he is scoot/crawling, sitting, eating, rolling, grabbing, and all sorts of other things. He is changing every single day right before my eyes. I am beyond blessed to be able to stay home with him and watch as he develops and learns new things.

If you have a child, watch them. Really observe them. Don’t have your phone around, don’t check how long you’ve been observing, just sit and watch as they play on their own, how they problem solve and/or how they explore. Notice their imagination and how they use the skills the already have and how they build on those skills.

If you don’t have a child, I urge you to take a look at your life. What things are changing? What may need to change? Even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time, change is usually a good thing.

Til next time 🙂

Lots of Love,

Ray

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