I’m on the second leg of Nate’s work trips for the week, and I’m a bit overwhelmed. I’ve kept myself busy by going out with friends and shopping today, but I think it hit me around 5:45 PM when I woke up on the couch and didn’t know where I was and forgot that I’d put Fynn down for a nap at 3:45 PM that I’m really, really tired. So after a few moments of panic, I woke up my sleeping child and tried to pull myself together. Although, I have to say that a two hour nap right before dinner doesn’t really help the evening bedtime struggles we’ve been going through lately.
Speaking of bedtime stuggles, we really haven’t been hitting our groove lately on bedtime. For a while we had it down that 7:30 PM was bedtime, but with being busy and getting home too late we’ve been putting him to bed at 8:30 PM, which I believe is way too late. Also, his naps are completely screwed up. On Saturday he took 1 one-hour nap. Then went to bed late. Oi. That was a crabby, tired baby. Then today, he took 2 two-hour naps and went to bed at 9:30 PM after much crying and nashing of teeth. I think tomorrow I’m going to have to be very on my game and work on a better schedule.
Speaking of baby “fun,” Fynn is still not on table foods. He does not like the texture of mushy things. For example – peas. Today we tried canned peas. He squished them, rubbed them into his hair, and then gagged when he put one in his mouth. He LOVES crunchy things. So puffs, cheese crunchies, graham crackers, gold-fish, and dried fruit are all fine, but veggies and regular fruit are not great. I know I just have to be patient with the eating thing, and I’m not concerned about his health on the purees, but I know he should be on table foods and he’s just not there yet. Any advice?
One really good thing – he’s off the formula! He’s on whole milk and he’s had no weird digestive issues or anything. It’s a small victory, but a good one. Formula is expensive and it’s good to have him off of it. He’s doing better with the sippy cup, but not great. I’m giving it now at every dinner and snack time. I think I just need to focus for a couple weeks on the eating stuff and try not to get to worked up about it. Except I get pretty worked up about everything…
One more night on my own before Nate comes home. I’m hoping the thunderstorms don’t arrive so he doesn’t get stranded in Baltimore. Crossing my fingers. I don’t know how single moms do it.