6 weeks to go!

I'm having a little countdown until Johnny can start solids. He'll be 6 months on April 1, but that all depends on if he is ready at that time.

He is sitting up and holding his head quite well at 4.5 months so that's good, however after nursing too much he sometimes, most times actually, spits up quite a bit. He nurses on demand and doesn't seem to know when he is full, so I will keep monitoring this up until it's solids time. I don't want him to be eating solids and then spitting it back out all the time.

Johnny sits at the table in Lily's old high chair and he definitely checks us out while we're eating. I understand how it could be easy to slip him some food, but with all the different health organizations saying to wait 6 months, we're not giving in! I strongly believe in this and 6 weeks will go by fast!

Speaking of 6 week timelines, it has been 6 weeks since I have been at home with both kids and I love it! Next week I am working on pictures so I will be posting some of Lily eating solids that have never been posted.

I have been getting some comments and I love it! I've also gotten some emails asking questions about BLS, send me some more!

Happy Family Day on Monday in Ontario!

2 under 2 makes maman very busy!

Wow - life sure changes when you have 2 babies. Well, Lily technically isn't a baby anymore, she is almost 26 months and is full of life. John is a little over 4 months and is growing fast and steady. He nurses on demand and is getting taller and taller by the day.

This blog was started so that I could chronicle Lily's solids eating... and now, it will continue with Johnny's once he turns 6 months and is ready.

Having 2 kids that are 22 months apart sure makes day to day stuff interesting. We had Lily in daycare for the first 3 months and since the second week of January she has been home with me and John. This is part one of our "me not going back to work in October" plan - which is another story, but so far I love having both kids at home.

Back to the day to day stuff.... when I heard in the past that SAHM (Stay at home moms) didn't have time to brush their teeth, I'd be thinking "whatever!" well, I think that last Tuesday I brushed my teeth before I went to bed! I can never go to the bathroom alone and since John is just 4 months and I can't seem to coordinate lunch time with his nap, I end up eating standing up with one hand and him in the other hand, sometimes I put him in the carrier. Our playroom is downstairs and I love having it, however that's where our laundry room is, and every time I go up or down I am always carrying a kid, so that means that sometimes I have to race back up or down to bring something up or down. I get lots of stair exercise for free!

We also just took a couple of weeks vacation and went to Florida, right outside Tampa to visit with Jayson's parents. They had rented a house by a canal with a pool and a hot tub and invited us. The weather wasn't perfect every day, but it's a million times better than here in Toronto! Lily loved going n the hot tub and I think she went in everyday. Back to food I guess....

WOW eating in the States is SO CHEAP. There are many restaurants, chains and independents on every corner and they all offer good deals. I am ashamed to say that Lily (and the rest of us!) ate like pigs at every meals. IHOP, McDonald's, Bob Evans, Subway, Steak n Shake and the list continues, it was incredible the amount of food you get for the cost. We did manage an all you can eat fish fry at Catches Seafood and more in New Port Richey where Lily ate some fish, which she loves and we ate the most awesome Mexican food at http://www.estelas.com/ a plug I have to make since we went there twice it was so good. Lily had the chicken burrito and it was probably the best burrito any of us had ever had.

Lily is tugging at me, more to come... she is watching a movie and she needs her popcorn!