Easter was fun. Blaine slept right through church while Nick sat out in the van with him. But hey that happens when 10 am is naptime and the service starts at 10:30. ;) I had to play trumpet and that actually went well considering I've only practiced three times since Christmas. And this is how I have to practice now: OUTSIDE with baby on my back. Too loud inside for baby. He enjoys anything in his backpack so my trumpet playing is no different. [yeah that is Flat Stanley, he went on a lot of adventures w/us last week LOL].
The forecast is crappy crappy and more crappy so our pumpkin season is already looking bad. Wanted to start my seeds last week but with a patch full of mud, we must hold off a week or so. No records this year for us! [of the top 5 pumpkins ever grown, all were polinated in June and you need a late April start for that booooo].
And in the Blaine eating news, he's still picky as ever but I caved and am giving him a sippy of formula and mixing a scoop of formula into his oatmeal. He probably has only sipped .25 ounces of the sippy over the last 4 days but hey that is more calories than zero. So I've been throwing a lot of it out, but that is no different than his food. I swear I throw 90% of his food away because he eats like 3 bites and then clamps his mouth shut and cries. I dread meal times nowdays because along with car rides, it is just torture for everyone involved. Before, I always thought "no biggie" if he just clamped his mouth shut and cried, so we would end mealtime and clean up. But now I feel pressure to get him to eat SOMETHING so I just offer up more and more choices and get more and more tears. SOOOOO FRUSTRATING!
The thing is I fully expect us to fail the "weight check" in three weeks [I have a scale at home, I know what is happening and I know he won't gain much in such little time]. So then who knows what will happen. We did find a breastfed babies growth chart and he's actually around the 35th percentile on that one. Yes, he should've gained more weight than 3 oz in three months, but in reality, I don't think he's as malnourished as the 6th percentile on the "regular chart" says. And I agree with Tara, he was sick and that definitely had affected his weight that particular week.