don’t got a belly button


So I miss writing. I really do. Right now I have a sticky note sitting next to me of things I want to share but I literally just looked over my shoulder and not only did Lainey roll from her back to her tummy but she also turned 180 degrees. How. Cool. Is. That! I don’t want to miss anything. All of these little things that this gal is doing freaking amaze me. Clearly I knew she would do all of these things. Educated as I am, I check for and ask parents about these things every day but watching her do these things blows my ever loving mind! I am so blessed to have the luxury of having her be at home with Adam. And, yes, it IS very much a luxury to have a spouse that can be a stay-at-home parent. I knew within minutes when she rolled from her back to her tummy the first time and had a video to watch within minutes after that!

I want so much for her and want to do so much for her. Adam says we can only spoil her if she doesn’t know that she is being spoiled. Oh man, we are so in trouble!

We started planting our garden last week…mostly all of the root veggies so far. Peas, parsnips, turnips, sweet potatoes, carrots and rutabagas (and no, Janna, rutabagas are not a type of purple car!). We plan on also doing egg plant, green beans, acorn and butternut squash and zucchini. Our goal is actually to try to do exclusive breast milk until about nine months and then introduce solids. Initially (like in last week!) we were thinking about pureeing the veggies from the garden and putting them up for the winter….but ┬ánow we are thinking more about going the baby-led weaning approach. The whole theory behind this simply makes sense to me. I’m just not real sure what to do with foods like rutabaga (ha!), the squashes, etc. I’d love to still be able to use our bounty from this summer for Lainey next winter but if we don’t puree them I am afraid that blanching and freezing them will make their consistency too gooey? Hmmmm, not sure. If anyone has any ideas or other baby-led experiences you’d like to share, let me know, emmkay?!

In other news, we now know with 100% certainty that a blow-out is not a true blow-out unless it:

  1. includes all four of the child’s extremities
  2. requires the disposal of the outfit the child was in
  3. requires the use of every wipe you have left in your possession
  4. involves the child’s neck
  5. gets under the parent’s fingernails

Adam has created a song list that he has playing during the day for Lainey titled “Lainey play time”. In it includes a lot of classic children’s christian songs but it also has many of the veggie tale songs. This one in particular has really taken our home by storm. I would like to say I am embarrassed that we both know pretty much all of the words to this song (but I’m not!). The thing is this…the song is hilarious.

p.s. Lainey is FOUR months old tomorrow!!!


One thought on “don’t got a belly button

  1. Poor little dude! I am just like him. After all my abdominal surgeries, “I don’t got a belly button! ” either! Love the updates Shana!

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