Well, I'm SORTA participating in a 52 week project. What is that? Basically, you take a picture once a week for a year. I've tried the 365 days of gratefulness and, well, that's just too much to keep up with. I will say though, I think the main point of the 365 days of gratefulness is to take time and document the things you are grateful for and I am continuing to do that. Similarly, the 52 week project is to give you the motivation and even a reminder to document your life. The ladies over at Chic Critique have a 52 week project focusing around Glimpses. Each image will document a little glimpse into their lives. Even though I've been taking a picture of Steff almost every day with either my camera or my phone, I'm afraid that I won't remember to always do that. I'm terrified of life passing us by without taking the time to enjoy it, appreciate it, and record it. So, this makes me grab my real camera at least once a week to document what's going on. Also, my absolute favorite blog, Styleberry, is also doing a similar project (and did last year as well). I'm warning you, her blog is addictive. It's one of the few that I make sure to keep up with. Soooo....here we go (note that sometimes I will say a lot and sometimes I will say nothing at all)...
Starting solids. Ask the parents you know, read books, read online sources, they all have a different opinion. Once our pediatrician said to not start solids until 6 months, we were dead set on following his advice. But then Steff's sleep (which hadn't been great for us) started getting progressively worse. Then he started giving us the "give me your food or die" eyes. Then the Mommy guilt set in for eating in front of him. He was already showing all the other signs of being ready for solids. That's when we decided he was ready. He wasn't ready before that. It was nice because we felt completely confident in the decision once we started. We celebrated his 5 month birthday with sweet potatoes. We're cooking and pureeing all of his food in batch and freezing it in little cubes. When we're ready to feed him, we take a cube out and heat it up. Easy-peasy. So far we've tried sweet potatoes, avocados, rice cereal, butternut squash, peas, and now bananas. He hates peas unless it's mixed with squash and cereal. He LOVES bananas and says "mmmmm" every time (which he hasn't done with any other food). We love making his food. It's so easy and so cheap!
I adore this picture. Love the way his hands are folded and the way he's looking up at Bret. I especially love those big blue eyes and the sweet potatoes all over his face.
Okay, so you have all seen this first picture. It's the official 2:52 picture. Steff got to see his first real snow. He sat in his bouncy and just stared out this window. I also love Bret and Steff's relationship. It's one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.
Week 2:52 option 2
I was torn between the picture above and this one. This picture was taken moments before he rolled from his back to his belly for the first time. I put his favorite toys just out of his reach (I know...evil mommy). Who knew that's all it would take. He had been rolling from his belly to his back for a while, which was causing lots of sleepless nights. There was a big celebration in our house this day.
I love him. And his slobbers.