Milestones this week: Jackson rolled back to front and cut 2 teeth! Emmy stands, and stands…and stands. She never wants to sit.
Everyone eats about 6 ounces of solids a day: organic rice, veggies, and fruit. I’m patient, so if it takes and hour to get through a jar of peas, so be it. Like formula, organic baby food is extremely expensive. Because we’re not decreasing their formula intake, we’re adding another whooping $150.00 a month to our bills, bringing the grand total to $550.00/month for the babies’ FOOD ALONE.
Of course, our food bills are on the high side because we went organic. Many sources provide free formula, and between the pedi, “multiples” programs, coupons, and/or buying generic, we could’ve cut our costs to a third or quarter of the price. But I insist on organic, and no one gives free or reduced samples of organic anything, unfortuately.
I decided to make my own baby food. Any tips on this would be appreciated. I’m also trying to cut costs in other ways, like changing diapers less often, and never splurging on new outfits.
I lost the 4 hour schedule (it’s about 3 – 3.5); I just can’t let them cry to maintain the schedule. Also, someone ALWAYS wakes around 4:45am, and it’s never the same baby. I tuck the baby back in and he/she usually goes back to sleep until 6am. Of course, I’m up for the day.
Also, I’m relying more and more on the Einstein videos to keep them from crying. They’re bored with all the stations, and even me. They go for stroller walks every other day, eat at least one meal outside and play on a blanket in the sun, but still, it seems like I’m not doing enough to keep them happy! If I turn on an Einstein video, they immediately calm. I don’t know what to do!
Now that they’re 6 months old and I’m busy with school and research, blog posts will be bi-weekly.