N things of the week – #10

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Baby is 7 weeks old!

In some ways that time has flown by, in other ways it has just crawled.  (The times that crawl are mostly those in the middle of the night when I really wish I was sleeping.)  Much of the time, I would just like to stop time.  He is so perfect and I just don’t want him to change… but he keeps getting bigger and I know that won’t stop for a long time.  There are also times when I’m very excited for him to get bigger.  I find myself wanting to show him things and share things with him that he just doesn’t care at all about yet- like the little toad in the back yard, or the bunnies on our walks.

Return to routine

Or perhaps it’s more of making a whole new routine.  In any event, I’ve been trying to figure out how to go from 24/7 focus on baby to getting some other things worked back into my life.  I’m slowly finding a little more balance and sanity in my life as a mom. I love the time spent with baby, but it’s nice to make it to the gym once in a while.

I’m also trying to figure out how to effectively integrate him into my life so he can come along for the things  I love.  We’ve started doing ‘mom and baby yoga’ twice a month.  It turns out to be more ‘baby’ than ‘yoga’, but is a nice chance to get out of the house.  Little guy recently got a bouncy seat he can be in and that has helped a ton!  I can actually set him down while eating dinner or doing a bit of work.

Little guy is happy to chill and I can get some work done.

Lettuce plants

The one on the left didn’t make it.

Two of my little lettuce plants are actually still alive!  They have not, however, really grown.  They are like little midget plants.  One of the reasons why I picked lettuce is because I thought it was supposed to grow relatively quickly.  Probably I am still doing something wrong.  I’m not sure how long they will continue to live as I do struggle a bit to remember to water them as the baby is pretty much all-consuming.  If they do survive, it will be a long time before they’re big enough to make salad for more than just Hoppy.

They look worse each day. :/

And… I started writing that about my little lettuce plants when I started this post a couple weeks ago.  In the mean time, things have taken a turn for the worse.  One of them now has little black spots and a dead leaf and has probably started it’s slow decent into death.  The other one has leaves that are starting to die at the tips and with my vast experience with killing plants, I’m pretty sure that’s a sign of what’s to come.  At least of what’s to come for the lettuce plant- I hate to end things on a sad note when everything else is going so well and I have such a cute happy little guy in my life.

So, to end on a happy note here’s another cute picture.   I think little guy is just so adorable in his footy-pajamas.
Oh, and I couldn’t resist one more. Here he is the first time I caught him sucking on his thumb. It’s still just something he only does somewhat by accident as he hasn’t quite figured out about his hands yet.

One Response

  1. If you have the lettuce plants outdoors (and I think that you should, as long as it’s not in frigid temps) I would give them a good soaking everyday. You always want to have your containers that have a way to drain as to not cause root rot, so you don’t need to worry about over watering. Not sure about the black spot on the leaves though. Almost sounds like something in the roots. When I put my plants in containers, I like to take a few pieces of broken clay pots and pile them over the drain hole so as to create a pocket for water to drain. Hope this helps.
    Your son / little guy is an absolute blessing. You are so lucky to have this little bundle of joy. A redundant congratulations to you and your family! Great job!
    I was looking at his picture and couldn’t help but wonder what he was thinking about. What he’s going to be when you grows up maybe? I wish you all the very best.

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