That’s a lie. I ran a 4 mile race this morning (recap to come) and then spent the rest of the day trying not to die from the migraine that started around mile 2 of aforementioned race. My stupendously awesome neighbor gave me some peppermint oil to run on my temples and forehead, which did help. This was while I was at her house picking up an amazing toy for the baby.
My mom was here from Friday afternoon through this morning, so Charlotte has a new wardrobe in 9 and 12 month sizes and the 9 month stuff is already washed for when she needs it. Also, the beds are made, which I never do. Love it. Mom and I took the kid on our long shopping trip on Saturday and she loved it. She loves watching people and everyone likes to wave at her, which she eats up. It’s a lot easier now that she can sit upright in a stroller instead of staying in the car seat.
Sunday we were kind of exhausted and took it relatively easy. I finally folded and went to Meijer to get Zyrtec. It’s safe for breast feeding and I couldn’t function. I also got local honey at the farmer’s market since it contains microdoses of local pollen, which theoretically could work like allergy shots and desensitize me to the pollen. I’m taking a spoonful everyday and will report back. I also got more produce for baby food and a ton of sweet corn for the husband (he was born in Iowa and thinks corn is it’s own food group).
Solids are going really well. Turns out Charlotte just hates oatmeal and once I tried squash she started really eating. Today she ate one less bottle than normal, which makes me wonder when we need to start adding water to her diet. I’m taking her to the pediatrician for her 6 month appointment in a week and will ask then. I’ve also been letting her share my applesauce, which has created a tiny begging monster. Now I have three sets of eyes watching my every move when I eat.
It’s sort of amazing how fast she’s growing right now. Yesterday she was struggling to reach the shorter toys on the seat and today she couldn’t stop playing with them. Wednesday she rolled from belly to back a few times. She won’t do it consistently, but she can, which makes me happy. She also laughs hysterically at the dogs a lot (and my mom says she laughed at the runners at the race).
And now that I’ve babbled on for ever about nothing, my new favorite picture of Charlotte:
People asked for more pictures! Next is a (pictureless) race recap. Hopefully this week, although my husband will be working late almost every night this month, so no promises on the blogging.