O hi there.
So it's been a while. I have stayed away both intentionally and unintentionally. I have had days where I wanted to sit and provide an update (even just so I had life documented), or share some yummy recipes, but then of course our little human needed my attention, and he wins, every time. On the flip side, I wanted/needed to be present in my life, which meant get the laundry, cooking, cleaning and eating (this was always priority number one of course) done during Wyatt's naps, go out for walks when awake and then in the evening I would rather hang out with Andrew. So, as I expected, this writing thing took a back burner, or more like put to the back of the closest to try again for the next holiday.
Anyways, that was then and this is now.
Wyatt recently, (is it recently if it has been almost 2 months), turned one. He's been a blast, with some occasional struggles, but overall, I can't complain. In case you are wondering, he is vegan. I do make all his meals from scratch pretty much every day. I do still breastfeed four times a day. He finally started sleeping through the night two weeks before he turned one (I was mostly to blame for the long wait). He's been walking since just before 9 months. He eats most everything for now. Yes, he gets plenty of protein. He understands both Polish and English. He hears planes before I do. Looking for the yellow school bus, police car, trucks and ambulance is a daily thing. Watching Wyatt's reaction to dad coming home is priceless. He loves saying "Baba" when he sees a picture of his Babcia (my mom) in photo albums. He's pretty great.
Me? I am doing good. I finally stopped working from home back in August, so I get to focus all of my attention on my home (instead of running to the computer during nap time to get work done). In case you are wondering, I would not trade it for an out of home job. My me time is making sure I exercise five times a week, typically during naps or in the evening with Andrew (don't be weird, it's workout videos at home). I read a number of different books at a time (most were started months ago). I cook lots of new recipes (from Minimalist Baker of course) and use 90% of my farmers market pick up before it goes bad (this is a major win for me since I struggled a bit last year). I need to write "to do" lists, otherwise I tend to lose focus on what I should do during nap time. I am trying to figure out what I want to do next (the big picture, not just later today). My life still revolves around food.
Okay, so now that I got this first post in, maybe I will be more inclined to write once a week. Actually, lets make it a goal. I will write once a week. Hold me accountable. Or maybe don't.
I'll be back. With recommended recipes for you, and your future vegan baby.