Diaries

Ari is ONE!

Ari is one year old!

This post is overdue but I wanted to at least finish of his first year summary on this blog. For Ari’s actual birthday, we just took him to the park and he played and crawled around the playground until we could tell he needed a nap. Our original plan was to take him to the aquarium but we figured he’d have fun either way. We (Russ and I) also got ice cream (and shared a little bit with Ari). What I learned from Ari’s birthday celebration was that–and I’m not trying to sound selfish at all but–the child’s first birthday is just as much about the parents as it is about the kid. I mean, I love Ari to pieces but I carried that baby for nine months in my belly, pushed that 9 lb sucker out, and breastfed him for almost 11 months. Not to mention all the late nights and night feedings and crying and breakdowns that happened this past year. So yes, Russ and I also celebrated ourselves with some ice cream on Ari’s birthday because we did it. We made it to a year as parents!
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Sewing Update!

For Christmas, Russell got me a Singer Heavy Duty sewing machine. After avoiding it for a couple weeks, I finally busted out all my sewing gear and started sewing again. Keep in mind, prior to this Christmas present, my one and only sewing machine was a vintage 50s Singer Featherweight machine my mom-in-law passed down to me a couple years ago. It only had one stitch but it was reliable and durable and pretty awesome.

Singer Featherweight

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Ari at 9 Months

Ari updates:

  • 4 bottom teeth! Back bottom molars are coming in. However, no top teeth in sight yet.
  • Not crawling yet…close, but not fully mobile. Stay still as long as you can, kid.
  • Really loves screaming in public. Like, really loves it. Eating out is getting harder as well as taking him around to different stores. Things are a-changing. We actually have to constantly keep him busy or just not take him to sit-down restaurants.
  • Starting to reject his pacifier. Used to be we could pop the paci in his mouth and it instantly calmed him. Now, he’ll pull it out of his mouth and chuck it.
  • Sitting up on his own more.
  • Still loves his noise machine.
  • Likes being outdoors in nature and going on family hikes.
  • Is biting more. Nursing him is getting to be difficult. We have started talks of weaning him off of a few of his feedings and maybe pump or give him formula.
  • Loves eating. But that’s not really an update.

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