The ‘busier’ Sam becomes the harder it is for me to actually complete knitting projects. I’m sure you’ve all noticed a lack of very crafty things around here and for that I apologize. But hey, I get to spend my day with this guy, so no complaints here.
And to answer a few Knittybutton reader questions:
Cloth Diapering: Still going strong! We love it. We use BumGenius 4.0 pocket diapers and I get the flushable liners, too, which makes poopy diapers easy as disposable. I do a load every other day, and we cycle through about 14 diapers. I have more than that, but don’t find that I need more. I bought some new ones with snaps (instead of velcro like the ones I have) and I can’t wait for them to come. I only have one snap diaper at the moment, but I find I always gravitate to putting that one on him first if I have the option.
Breastfeeding: Still breastfeeding 12x a day. I know, it’s a lot, especially for an 8 month old. But with his GERD he can really only eat small meals, otherwise he throws it up, so he gets lots of small meals throughout the day.
Food: Sam really wasn’t interested in babyled weaning. But his doctor wanted me to make sure he was eating enough, since he wasn’t gaining weight, so we are back to purees. Sam LOVES carrots and sweet potatoes and applesauce. He will happily eat any or all of those anytime. It’s handy because whenever we are going somewhere (or out to eat) as long as I remember to bring some food with us he is a happy camper now. Also, he really likes Cheerios.
Sleep: Oy. We are working on that. Still getting up 2x at night to eat. I am hesitant to try ‘cry it out’ right now, until I know his GERD symptoms are under control. I just don’t feel comfortable letting him cry if he is in pain.
Mobility: He is a crazy man! He is cruising (walking along holding the couch) pulling himself up on EVERYTHING, crawling all over the place, climbing stairs. Whew. It’s hard to keep up with him!
I think that’s all. Feel free to ask me more questions in the comment section if you’d like.