6 months! We are really at the halfway mark. This month has really flown by.
Our lives changed completely this month. We left Portland where Rye was born, and moved to Kansas City. We were very happy to say goodbye to the Portland chapter in our lives. Portland wasn't what we thought it was going to be. Even though we had hard time in Portland I don't regret the time we lived there. If we never left NYC to go to Portland, I don't think we would have ended up back in the midwest this soon or even at all. I never planned on living back in the midwest this early, but I am happy that we are here now. Timmy and I both got really good jobs and are continuing to advance our careers. A perk of moving to the Kansas City is we get to be with our family. Sorry I know this post is supposed to be about Rye and not about me! I am just happy to share that I am doing really well!
We took Rye to New York City, and showed him where he was created. He got to meet all the people we love so much and who were there for the beginning of our pregnancy journey. Watching our best friends meet Rye and give him so much love warmed my heart, it was truly special. It was such a great trip. I was very surprised on how child friendly restaurants were and how accommodating everyone was. We got a babysitter for one of the nights, which was our first time ever leaving Rye with someone that was not a family member. I was really anxious, but after meeting the babysitter she was so kind and sent me photos and videos throughout the night. It was a great night, and so fun to let loose and dance. It was nice to not just feel like parents. I can't wait to keep bringing Rye back to NYC, and have him fall in love with the city like I did as a young child.
His love for food is real. He will eat anything! He loves sucking on pickles. During my pregnancy I ate a jar of pickles a night no joke, so to see he loves them as much as I do its like yep thats my boy! Once we are way more settled and back in routine I am going to start actually making him food. I want to get his tastebuds stimulated. I read that you should start incorporating different spices into their food so that they don't get to picky.
So I gotta say, I love being a working mom. I really thought it was going to be hard to go back to work and leave Rye. I was really worried I was going miss out on major milestones. I of course miss laying around all day just snuggling Rye, but now the time we spend together is way more precious. When I get home from work he gives me a huge smile and I know he missed me as much as I missed him. The only challenge is since I don't produce enough breast milk I don't think it's worth it to pump, but I have occasionally had to hand pump my boobs because they have gotten so full, that they hurt. Talking about breast feeding my last post I discussed about how I wasn't sure when I would stop breast feeding , well the time has happened. I am barely breast feeding anymore and I am barely making milk. We do breast feed in the morning but thats it. It's sad for me to think that we are not experiencing the bond of breastfeeding anymore.
My mom watched Rye the for the first couple of weeks when we got into Kansas City. Getting to see Rye and my mom bond confirms that moving back home was the right choice. The time they spent together are important memories and are priceless. I was extremely close to my grandparents, I would call my Maw Maw to pick me up from school even though I was part of a car pool, just so I could see her. I wanted to be around her all the time. So I am excited to see how their relationship develops.
On the go
Rye is ready to walk. Everyone who has meet him thinks he is going to skip crawling and go straight to walking. Rye has a determined personality, what he wants he gets. I am not ready to think of him walking yet, I know he is going to be insanely active.