Working out the kinks

Today is the fourth day that my mom is watching Curly. No matter what time she left her place or our place this week, her one-way drive was always 1.5 hours. Last night she stayed over with us and slept on the couch. There’s no way we can keep this up. The thing that really sucks is that my parents had plans to sell their place and move closer to us (not just to be closer, but because they also don’t like where they live). They had a buyer in August and were all ready to go to settlement, when it turned out the buyer had lied on his taxes and no mortgage company would give him a mortgage. So it fell through and they had to put their place back up on the market. We are all hoping it will sell this month, but you know how the housing market is right now.

So what we’re trying to do is see if Nutella’s mom could possibly watch Curly twice a week when she’s able to, and I’ll be working from home once a week starting next week (my boss(es) are thankfully laid back and ok with flexible hours and WFH). On those days, I may work remotely all day long on and off (to get those 8 hours in) while taking care of Curly myself. So our daycare situation is still working itself out.

In other news, Curly now sits with us at the dinner table and has begun mimicking us when we eat. He’s like a little baby bird opening his mouth when we do, and intently staring at the movements of our forks as they go from plate to mouth. Just for fun, we finger fed him a little sweet potato and homemade applesauce this week. He seemed very confused, but kept motioning for more, and in fact, did end up swallowing tiny bits of each. It was adorable to see him with a furrowed brow and pursed lips as he sucked on the bits of food in his mouth. We’re not giving him anything else new for a while and we still don’t think he’s truly ready for solids, but the experimentation is fun.

Here are a couple pictures from the pumpkin patch the other day…

10 responses to “Working out the kinks

  1. I hope that you’re able to figure out the daycare thing soon – it sounds like you’re getting there! It’s great that your bosses are so flexible.

    Love the pics.

  2. I’m sure that the childcare situation will work itself out… hopefully it will do so quickly! The pumpkin pictures are precious 🙂

  3. oy, a 1.5 hour drive is miserable. hope you are able to find a solution soon.

    the pics of Curly are ADORABLE!! what a beautiful baby boy!

  4. next in line

    Curly looks perfect with pumkins. Has he gone to a petting zoo yet? Maybe you have to wait until the spring. Curlywould also look perfect with baby goats and lambs.

  5. Curly is such a cutie! I can’t believe how big he is getting! That is funny about the food, we were wondering when to start with the solids but our boys still push out with their tongue (when we give them their vitamin, mabe cause its nasty!).

    As for the daycare situation, that is tough! That sucks that the house sale fell through and hopefully they can sell it soon!

  6. I hope you’re able to sort out the daycare stuff soon, lucky that you have such great Mom’s that are willing and keen to help you out too! I love the pics as usual – he looks so much older in that first shot!

  7. GAH! So cute. Hope things work out with Curly-watching! How wonderful that your work is so flexible.

  8. It must be so hard to both be back to work and I’m sure the stress of working out daycare kinks is not helping. Its great that the grandmother’s can help out and that work can be flexible, but even so, I’m sorry things aren’t going more smoothly. Stupid traffic! I’ll be hoping the perfect buyer appears soon. (Super cute pumpkin baby, by the way!)

  9. you two have some pretty great moms and your so lucky to have them near. i hope everyone can find something that works.

    Curly first pumpkin patch picture! he’s so sweet.

  10. reproducinggenius

    I love your description of Curly at the dinner table. So cute! I positively love the pumpkin patch photos!

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