We have been home a little more than two weeks, and life is settling down. The jet lag has passed, and sleep is coming a little easier and longer each night. Our son still awakens once each night for a bottle, usually around midnight, but then quickly settles back into his bed and sleeps through to the morning. Since coming home, two teeth have broken through his bottom gum, which may also help explain some of his sleep issues our first week home.
Our little guy also has quite an appetite: for dinner one night, I puréed a baked sweet potato and he finished off the whole potato! We have yet to find a food he won’t eat…so far he has tried puréed sweet potatoes, carrots, prunes, pears, apples, bananas, plums, green peas, brown rice and rice cereal. On the menu for next week: spinach, pumpkin and maybe some avocado, too. I’m trying to make some of his baby food in addition to serving him the jarred baby food, to give him a little more variety with his food.
Our family outings have included trips to the botanical gardens and his first baseball game. He liked the sandbox pictured below, but I didn’t care for the mess of cleaning him up. I had hoped for a beach trip this summer, but that may have to wait until he stops putting his sandy hands in his mouth.