Well I’m back for yet another Monday morning! Last night was not a great night for Julia, so I’m feeling rather exhausted this morning and could probably use another several hours of sleep. Hoping tonight will be more like the nights she had last week, when she was sleeping 11+ hours and either not waking at all or waking once but putting herself back to sleep within 10-15 minutes. Last night was more like old times, for which I am not nostalgic. Anyway… enough about sleeping. Tonight will be a new night!
Friday night, our friend Tyler came over to watch baseball, and Ken and I made jambalaya for dinner. We now have about a ton of Jambalaya left, so if anyone you know wants Jambalaya, tell them to come on over and eat some! It’s delicious!
Ken was on call Saturday, so Liz and I went to the Farmer’s Market (this seems to be our new Saturday morning tradition). I got some baby spinach and baby arugula and some homemade pesto. While we were there, we sat down at a picnic table for a few minutes and this (maybe crazy? maybe drunk?) man started talking to Julia in funny voices and making funny faces at her. She was just soaking it all in and laughing at him. It was pretty funny!
After the Farmer’s Market, we came home and Julia took a nap, after which we went over to the other Liz’s house to hang out for a bit and then walk around the Garden District. But first, we had to practice sitting up and grabbing our feet!
Julia is getting much better at keeping her balance when she sits up. She still topples over after about 15-20 seconds, but she’s starting to figure out how to keep herself upright when she sits. It’s amazing to watch!
Since Ken was on call Saturday night, after Julia was asleep, my friend Ani-Jane (who has a baby girl who’s about 3 weeks younger than Julia) came over and brought ice cream. We watched TV (The Goodwife and a couple of episodes of Portlandia) and ate ice cream and drank wine. It was a lovely girls’ night!
Sunday we were going to go to the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, but it was gross and rainy outside all morning. By the time the rain cleared up, it would have been a little late to get on the road to drive an hour. Also, the festival is mostly in the grass, so it would have been soggy and muddy from all the rain. One of the babies also had a fever, so he wouldn’t have been able to come out and play. Instead, the other three of us with our babies ended up going to get lunch and then walking around the mall. We snapped some cute pictures of all the babies sitting in one of the gliders at Pottery Barn Kids.
Pretty cute if you ask me! After our play date, we came home to play at home for a little bit, and then it was time for dinner!For dinner, Julia started with a few bites of avocado, which was not a huge hit this time. After that she ate an entire container of baby yogurt, and then she ate about a third of a banana! She then nursed and went to sleep. You already heard about her night last night so I don’t need to give a full recap of that.
Coming up this week, Julia’s going to try oatmeal cereal for the first time, and then green peas! So far she’s had and liked:
- sweet potatoes
- rice cereal
Next up is oatmeal, then green peas, then probably apples.
I have a couple of bigger posts coming up this week so keep on reading! 🙂