SEVEN AND EIGHT MONTHS
The fun has begun! These past two months Rye has transitioned from a baby to a little human. Rye is crawling, trying to stand up on his own, and babbling a lot. He says Dada, Baba, and Mama a lot. I believe his official first word will be Dada.
Rye started daycare, I of course cried when I dropped him off on his first day. Not because I was worried that the daycare wouldn't take good care of him. It was more just that the 6 months I spent at home with him really came to end. To be honest most days when I drop him off I shed some tears. I don't necessarily wish I could stay home full time with him, because I like working but it's just the part of me that will just miss him the whole day. I am so thankful that work goes by so fast that I don't have to spend the whole 8 hours dreaming of being reunited.
Timmy and I got into one of our first big fight since having Rye. Of course we bicker with one another because we have been together so long and we just annoy each other from time to time. But this was the first where I was really upset, I didn't speak to Timmy for a full day. It was one of those fights. But I had the realization that Rye has witnessed us fighting. My parents fought a lot and thats not the household I want Rye to have. Not saying we will never fight because thats not normal but It really affected how our family dynamic was. So I snapped out of it and realized going forward whenever/if we have another big fight it we will handle it differently because at the end of the day what we were fighting about wasn't that important.
Some other fun milestones, Rye started noticing the trees and leaves on our walks that we do every single day, and doesn't let us walk by one with out being able to touch the leaves first. He got in the pool and "swam"/ He is now teething and has two teeth coming in!!! He also now can sit up and be places in a shopping cart.
Our food journey is definitely one of the most exciting things during this time. Rye is basically eating everything I eat. We went to sushi the other night and I got him miso soup and avocado rolls. I just cut the sushi up into small pieces and he ate it. He goes crazy for pretty much any food. Its funny to to see his face react to damn this tastes bomb and oh no mom this sucks!! I mean he is his momma's boy!
I am currently on a "diet" I am not eating bread, pizza, pasta or anything fried. Also limiting alcohol. When I gave birth to Rye I was only 10 pounds from my pre Rye weight. Now I am 20 pounds from pre Rye Weight. After having Rye I didn't workout I just ate and drank. I am just ready to start feeling like myself again because right now I don't fully recognize the person in the mirror.
I am still waiting for this gig as a mother to become hard. Every day I am like its it going to be the day when I can't do it anymore? I know I shouldn't think of it that way but I just feel so lucky.
Rye is one active dude! He is ready to walk, talk, run, and explore!