Monday, January 28, 2013

Baby Food

While we have been on house arrest due to RSV Tracker and I decided to start our stock pile of baby food. We participate in our local CO-OP every other week and we had just received our supply so we had a lot to work with. 
Thank God for the Magic Bullet. It was amazing. We seriously use the crap out of this thing. Not only for this but every morning for our protein smoothies. Yum. anyway so we got ourselves a nice little supply of green peas, broccoli, sweet potato's, carrots, bananas, pears and mango's.
I filled up the baby food containers and then divided up the rest in ice cube trays and froze them.
Perfect serving sizes.
I was a bit intimidated at first but after seeing how easy it was to do... not to mention that its healthier and cheaper... I'm sold. 

The whole process was really easy except for the fact that I had this little helper attached to my hip. It made the process quite a bit slower. Poor sick boy wanted nothing but to be with me at all times.

Tracker has tried carrots, bananas, carrots and prunes. I know I know... I am suppose to introduce 1 at a time. I got a little ahead of myself. He did great with all of them but I decided to back off when he got a little backed up. Ill reintroduce 1 at a time over the next few weeks.
I thought I would wait to give him any food until he was 6 months but this little man eats non-stop. 
and after his pediatrician gave me the go ahead I decided it was time.
Honestly I cant believe how fun and exciting it is to introduce foods to your baby. Never would I have thought something so simple would be so much excitement.

Bath Crayons

Tracker LOVES baths. Like completely obsessed with them. He kicks and throws his arms like crazy. I try to let him play as long as possible... Well until the water gets chilly... Ryan got bath crayons for Christmas (don't ask why) so when I was sitting there letting Tracker play we decided to get out the crayons and have some fun. It was a little hard getting my coloring skills on since Tracker kept grabbing my arms and hitting my hand. I guess he was just wanting in on the fun because as soon as I gave him the crayon he did exactly what he was suppose to do and did a little coloring himself. 

Ill use any opportunity to include Makenzie. I want this little boy to know he has a big sister and always include her. We talk about her all the time and he loves watching her videos. I always imagine how much fun it would be if we had 2 babies in the bath every night.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Weekly Roundup: week 19

.Was not feeling real great starting out the week- cough and stuffy nose
.Took a long Sunday drive
.Dinner at Grandma and Papa's
.Tried apple sauce and loved it
.Little sleep all week
.Up every 2 hours at least
.Doctor on Monday and confirmed he has RSV
.Stayed in the house the rest of the week trying to get better
.Mum started getting sick as well
.Didn't eat really good so he nursed just about every hour which has thrown off our schedule
.Took warm baths every night
.We propped up his crib to help him at night but since he moves around so much it caused him to slide into the slats and get his head caught between them waking him up screaming
.Lots of snuggles with Mum and Dad
.Rarely being put down
.Babysat Lucy
.Grandma Diane came to visit
.Tried carrots, bananas and pears mixed with rice and he loved them all
.Looked out the window a lot


January 13
126 days old

January 14
127 days old

January 15
128 days old

January 16
129 days old 

January 17
130 days old

January 18
131 days old

January 19
132 days old

Rough week but I couldn't imagine any other place I would rather be.

Monday, January 21, 2013

4 month favorites

Carters Who’s in the sea? Book:
Tracker got this adorable little book for Christmas and he LOVES it. I don’t know what it is but he will hold this thing all day long. He grabs the handle and swings the book all over. He can chew on the pages and the make crinkle noises. So cute.

Bright Stars Hop Along Play mat:
We have had this since Makenzie. She loved it and so does Tracker. I think any of these play mats are pure entertainment for kids so I’m not really biased to this one but I think any play mat is a must. Tracker is at the stage where is he using both his hands to grab toys. This is perfect for him now and gives him a pretty good range of motion. He will roll over from his back to his tummy while under this in order to grab a toy that he can’t reach.

Naked smoothies:
Completely obsessed with these. They are great when you have a baby that wont let you put him down so making a healthy meal isn’t really an option. I can grab one of these and they fill me up. I am not a huge fan of the veggie/fruit combination one but I pretty much love every other one they have. I don’t know what it is about the taste of a veggie on one taste bud and a fruit on the taste bud right next to it. It just didn’t sit well with me.

Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether:
We changed Sophie’s name to Ben. I guess every time I would give Tracker Sophie, Ryan thought it was not “manly” enough or something. Whatever. So we named him Ben. And Tracker LOVES Ben. These are pretty popular little things and I can see why. They are super soft, have a loud squeak and apparently taste like marshmallows. I haven’t personally tasted it but Tracker attacks this thing like I attack a bag of marshmallows.

Fascination station by Carter's:
This is another one of Trackers Christmas gifts. I had no idea the amount of fun this would provide not only for Tracker but or us as well. Tracker really likes to whack and spin this thing over and over. It has this suction on the bottom so it’s perfect to attach to his Bumbo tray.

Infantino Dancy Antsy Musical Pal:
Tracker really made out like a bandit on Christmas. This was another gift. It looked all cute and plays this little song but I didn’t think much of it until we got it home and Tracker stopped mid-scream when this thing went off. It’s like a baby whisperer. You play this sucker and it calms the storm. He loves it. He grabs its little arms and just stares into its eyes. It’s the funniest little thing.

I’m pretty sure everyone knows about the Bumbo. We have had this one since Makenzie as well and they have come out with a new one that straps your kid in. I guess to many people put their kid in this and stuck them on the counter and walked away. Eek. Not a good idea. So we have a love/dislike with the Bumbo. Tracker loves it at times and loves to be able to sit up with the rest of us but after about 20 minutes (at the most) he is arching his back and wanting OUT. I have to say this is NOT an item you can leave your baby alone. I don’t think there are many. I’m a bit paranoid but this is definitely one they can easily twist their body and get out of so even if its on the floor- you don’t want you babe face planting it when they are doing some ninja back arch move.

Carter’s footie pajamas:
These have been our favorite this month as far as clothes. Its been bitter cold here in Utah and they keep Tracker toasty warm at night.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Weekly Roundup: week 18

.Dad was sick starting the week out
.Enjoyed spending time with the cute little girl I babysit during the day
.Tracker reached the same age Makenzie was when she checked into Primary's
.Tracker turned 4 months old
.4 month check up
.3 shots and this boy screamed like I have never heard him scream
.Got the go ahead to introduce more foods
.Sat in his high chair for the first time
.Ate rice and plums
.Made a huge mess
.Went out to dinner for Jill's birthday
.Enjoyed being snowed in
.Started getting a cough on Friday night
.Played in his bouncy horse
.Put himself to sleep in his crib for nap time
.Talking more and more


January 6
119 days old

January 7
120 days old

January 8
121 days old

January 9
122 days old

January 10
123 days old

January 11
124 days old

January 12
125 days old

-Before & After-
-Rice & Prunes-

I cant believe we have made it 4 months!


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