I think I have a free moment. Maybe.
It is almost 9pm and Oliver is asleep here next to me.
Today he had tummy trouble again. Lots of gas.
Honestly I don't know what the problem is.
I haven't given him milk all day and he is eating only baby cereal and fruit from a baby food jar. Actually I only gave him baby cereal tonight and he spit up a lot less. Can that mean that he is sensitive to certain foods?
Thankfully he lets us know when he is not a happy camper so
we can comfort him.
Nolan is doing great!
He is such a smart cookie! He has a great imagination too.
I gave him an empty 5 liter water bottle and the next thing I know he is riding it like a horse across the tile floor. I didn't tell him this.
He takes his crayons and drops them into a little water bottle and plays like this for quite a while. He is happy to play with us, but he is able to entertain himself too.
He is interacting with Oliver more and more, and Oliver is loving it.
Until Nolan is too loud, or too rough-- then Oliver will cry.
This got me thinking about just how much of a little one Oliver actually is.
I went online to familiarize myself with milestones at different ages.
Oliver has hit a few milestones at the 4-6 month old range.
He is just beginning to bear weight on his legs. He lifts up his chest with his arms while on his tummy but is not really making any attempt to crawl yet. However he is a master at rolling across the bed. We have had two close calls!
He can eat solids, but everything has to be pureed and smooth.
I would love suggestions as to how to introduce chunkier foods without him choking.
We went on a few walks. At the park I had Nolan walk next to me holding my hand and not holding my hand. He struggled with wanting to do his own thing, but as we continued to practice having him stay close to us, he got better as time went on. I am very proud of how well he is adjusting to our new family.
Since we had a pretty normal day yesterday and Nolan even took a nap, I decided to skip giving him the melatonin at night. He listened when I said it was time to lay down and he fell asleep within 1/2 hour. He slept till 7:30 this morning.
Today he took another nap and is now laying down in bed watching a kid's show on tv. Earlier he enjoyed a long bath. Rachel ended up getting soaked in her clothes, but they both had fun!
For dinner, I went to the food court underground at the mall in the center. Rachel stayed with the boys while I got take out. I was hoping that Puzata Hata had take out and was happy to learn that it's called s-subway. For $6 I got a bowl of borscht, Chicken Kiev, shoestring potatoes, and cherry veriniki. That was enough for the three of us. The only drawback to being smack dab in the center is the lack of a supermarket or any markets for that matter. There is a small one across the street and up a ways, but it is expensive. Back on Friday when we were out and about doing Embassy stuff I had our driver stop at a supermarket so we would have things like juice, water, bread, and eggs.
We have our plane tickets bought for July 4th. Only four more nights here in Ukraine. I am counting down the days.