Sam and I were planning to go out somewhere today but we’re snowed in. It’s been snowing for about the last 4 hours and our road is completely covered. He’s napping right now. I’m signed up to take a baby sleep class on Tuesday evening because Sam’s naps and sleep are still pretty terrible. He’s going to be 6 months old in a week and is still waking up 3 times a night at least. And naps. I’m not going to talk about them more than to say that they’re bad, if they even happen at all.
I made this butternut squash and apple soup. It’s a Barefoot Contessa recipe. I’ve made it multiple times before and it’s been great. Something went wrong this time though. It was way too sweet and spicy. Ah well. I still have a container of the soup in my fridge… 9 days later.
Just a picture of Sam in a cloth diaper. I had read that people say they LOVE cloth diapers and I was always kind of skeptical about it but I do really like them. Maybe not love but it’s saving lots of money and they’re fairly easy to deal with. Plus, cute colors.
If you look closely at Sam’s pants, you’ll see we had a leak. If you don’t snap the cloth diapers on tight enough, they definitely do leak. You also have to change them a bit more than disposable. Again, like not love.
Another day 16
Turkey burgers and roasted sweet potatoes. This is how our dinners usually go now. We either take turns holding Sam and eating or we try to eat while holding him. By that time of night, we can’t really put him down without crying. Right after dinner, around 630, we head upstairs for bath and bed time for Sam. His bedtime is pretty consistently 7-730 now.
Sam loves the jumperoo with a passion. Loves to jump. LOVES to jump. Like anytime you hold him standing, he starts to jump. All the time. He’s also into the swing now. Amazing because he hated it as an infant. Now he’ll swing while playing with toys while I cook or take a shower happily.
We’ve been hanging out at the Galleria a lot lately. We met a friend there once last week and then Sam and I went there again later in the week (plus again this week). There are lots of couches and chairs and Sam loves to watch the people walk around. There is also an Anthropologie in that mall. I bought a new knob for the bathroom medicine cabinet last week.
I’ve been searching for a gym to join around here. I toured LA Fitness (outdated and the childcare room was depressing), Snap Fitness (super cheap, no frills club but they did have a nice childcare room), Extreme Fitness (expensive for what it was and not very convenient to our house. Childcare room was okay..)
And then we went and toured the Upper St. Clair rec center. Oh my! That place is amazing! Indoor and outdoor pools (both with slides and a lazy river!), huge gym plus a really nice childcare room. Of course it’s more expensive than the rest…and slightly farther away but for what it offers, it seems that the price isn’t so bad. Aaron and I are taking Sam there swimming tomorrow with our guest passes to check it out. Sam has never been swimming!
Day 19 again
A little spray painting during nap time. Can’t wait until Spring when we can start painting around here! All of our downstairs walls are a weird peach, flesh tone, tinted brown due to cigarette smoke from the previous owners.
Sam is still napping!
Have a good weekend!