I finally get a moment to write in my blog after a couple weeks.. Get a few good paragraphs and BAM it all vanished... Wtf. #momprobs. ( This happened 2 times this post is going to suck, I apparently needed to update my computer.. )
So this past few weeks have been hectic and busy. Dad is away leaving this mama and baby to take on a house sitting adventure by our selves. Before I agreed to take on this task. I assumed my husband would be here to partake in the venture. But duty calls traveling for work and this fortunate mama gets to be home with baby because of my wonderful husband. Judging that he would helping me I had no hesitation in thinking this would be difficult. I mean it isn't hard, But it is just a tad demanding and challenging with an 8 month old in a new house that isn't at all baby proof. My two dogs and the senior dog whom lives here. 2 birds and random chores. But I DID it ! Finally coming to an end and after some stressful days and some OCD kicking in. I was able to earn a little extra cash and meet up with some friends close by.
Speaking of. Husband and I moved a bit out of the city when baby was on the way. The cost of rent in Los Angeles is both outrageous and hilariously expensive. So basically we traded our one bedroom for the cost of a 3 bedroom house with a garage and yardS. Less traffic, Easier access to stores and what not. SOOOO worth it. At times I was bummed. Being away from the city kind of got to me. But honestly the few friends I have, It's not like I saw them religiously, I mean we all have our own lives. So the 45-55 minute drive back really isn't that bad. Totally worth it. Los Angels is overly crowded, Pain in the ass to park anywhere. Throwing a kid in the mix, No thanks.
Almost 9 months old, Crawling everywhere. Trying to stand up on EVERYTHING. Has a huge appetite eats 3-4 times a day. Breast feeding when he wakes me in the early AM and between his solid food eatings and nap time because we are currently battling not to pacify on the boob to fall asleep. We have added a few new things to the menu. He loves potatoes. Any kind, It's his jam. I've added some puffs for him to snack on since he has 4 teeth. Two on top and two on the bottom. So I suppose it is time to learn to chew. Making me a nervous wreck as I watch him gain finger dexterity and mastering his chewing skills, I curl my index finger like a hook ready to grab the puff if he starts chocking. I guess he can't eat pureed food forever. I am pretty confident he uses his three letter vocabulary correctly. "Ba ba" for his bottle. " ma ma" and " da da ". I am trying to introduce a sippy cup. He has no interest. Though he has mastered eating out of a food ouch pretty well. His 9 month visit to his pediatrician is next month..
My dear friend Alexis and I went out to dinner one of my favorite places. We had a drink. I am really not a drinker, I don't care for alcohol too much. But occasionally with dinner at this place their house made organic sangria is thee best. My first drink it what almost 2 years I believe. I deserved it. lol
During my house sitting escapade, I have had less time to make food for myself and eat. It has been too complicated to manage watching Blake and cooking in a house that isn't baby proof and not an open concept floor plan. So I can't leave him in another room. I didn't pack my baby monitor, Nor did I pack my coffee machine. So guess who quit coffee this week?! This mama right here. I know it's crazy. Aside from being tired already that is my only side affect. But I am ok with it. Ill stray from it until the winter at least possibly. Too hot in the summer.. I HATE summer btw. I believe I say it everyday. Off track. Ive developed a horrible eating habit this past 10 days. When I went to play date with Killian and Kristen she was amazing and made me a plate of food so good! Turkey burger with cheese and a cookie and raspberries and chips. Mhmm! Thanks girl!
They were so cute. They actually didn't have much interest in each other the whole time but wanted what each other was currently playing with. Hopefully socializing Blake will get a little better. Another Gymboree class for us to try tomorrow.
So this week I have learned not to house sit without my husband. Though it was doable it was difficult.
Had a nice visit with some friends, some help. I am ready to go home and pack for my trip home to my family in Arizona!!