Single parenting no more (and other stuff)

I’m happy to announce that my 4-day stretch of single parenting this week has come to an end! Jody got back tonight safe and sound from California, where he’d been on business since Tuesday.

This is only the second time he’s had to travel since Julian was born, but it seemed like this time was a bit harder than the last. Tandem nursing the kids before bed was, as it always is on the rare occasion it happens, interesting, but it also had it’s sweet moments.

We kept ourselves pretty busy with the farm summer camp for Ava on Tuesday, an attachment parenting meeting and visit from my sister on Wednesday, a couple play dates on Thursday, a doctor’s appointment (Julian’s 6 month check-up) and an afternoon at my sister’s house today, complete with feeding the neighbor’s ponies (two mamas and two babies – so cute!) and testing our her new Slip ‘n Slide. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera with me.

Julian’s appointment (only his second time to the doctor – we last went at 2 months) with Dr. G went well. He’s healthy and developmentally ahead. He weighed in at 21 lbs. and is 28 1/4 inches long. She gave me credit for my wonderful breast milk. He’s on the verge of crawling forward – already goes backwards quite well. And he got his first tooth this week on Tuesday, which I already mentioned in my last post, but what the hay. ;) No vaccines for this kiddo yet. We’re waiting until he’s at least a year (like we did for Ava), maybe longer. I thought Dr. G might suggest more solids for the buddy when I told her we’ve only tried a couple things and he hasn’t been very interested, but she didn’t think it was a big deal. Nor did she care that we are still co-sleeping (though I am not sure why it’s even asked). And she didn’t push the vaccination issue at all either. It makes me happy when doctors are concerned with the health and well-being of a child rather than trying to push their personal parenting beliefs on you. I’ve got two healthy, happy kids, so apparently I’m doing something right, right? ;) Ava got a fishy sticker for being such a good girl during the appointment.

It was hotter than hell here today and will be all weekend. I guess summer has arrived. Not sure what we are going to do yet. I know what we should be doing which is getting a storage unit and moving out boxes and clutter, but that doesn’t sound very appealing to me. We need to go to Costco (signed up for a membership last weekend and I was pleasantly surprised to see how much organic food they carry these days – woot!) to order Ava’s birthday cake for her party which is next weekend. My baby is turning 3 a week from today! I’m totally not ready for the party nor do I have the house ready for my parents who will be arriving on Wednesday. June is such a crazy busy month.
I keep asking Jody what he wants to do for Father’s Day and he still hasn’t given me anything concrete. We’ll need to get out of this hot house though, that’s for sure.

Not sure how much blogging I’ll be doing this weekend, so I’ll wish all the dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day now. :) Happy Dad’s Day to my dad, to Jody, and to all the dads out there in bloggerland!

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9 thoughts on “Single parenting no more (and other stuff)

  1. Yea, for such a happy, healthy ‘little’ guy! It is SO nice when dh gets back from business trips- makes me appreciate him all over again.

    I LOVE Costco- they do get lots of organic food in, at pretty good prices. Enjoy. :-)

  2. Glad the checkups went well.. I have to chuckle thought that your lil guy is 21 pounds and 6 months and my lil doll is almost 2 and we push between 21 and 22 pounds… HEE…

    Good for you for getting through 4 days and nights without hubby – it’s difficult – especially with 2.

    Costco here in Canada is pretty good with the organics – I shop there quite a bit – but living where I do – not a whole lot of different options. Enjoy shopping there! :)

  3. Wow, he is BIG. Mine is almost 10 months and not 18 pounds yet!

    Glad you like your ped. It’s funny, mind really doesn’t ask many questions so she has no idea where baby sleeps/what she eats, etc.

  4. Nice to read such a glowing report from you after the doc visit!! Happy father’s day to Jody! Glad he’s back.

    And re:

    “It makes me happy when doctors are concerned with the health and well-being of a child rather than trying to push their personal parenting beliefs on you. I’ve got two healthy, happy kids, so apparently I’m doing something right, right?”

    Love that. And yes, RIGHT!

  5. YAY for mommas milk!! He weighs just as much as Chase who is 14 months!! What a cute little chunker! Sounds like he is doing well. Chase was late in taking solids too.

    Glad Jody was able to return in time to be with his family for Father’s Day!!

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  6. I love going to doc appts when they give me such good news about my kidlet. When you know Julian is thriving so much from your milk, it’s gotta make you feel like you’re on top of the world!
    Hats off to you taking care of them when Jody was away. I don’t know how single parents can do it.
    HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! :)

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