Mack is 3 weeks old today.
21 days old marks the day that I have to do Mack's Pee Test. Mack has to pee on a towel cloth thing that is provided by the Government of Québec and then I have to blot it onto a special paper and then mail it off to the Government. Fun! I was able to collect the pee without soiling it (if you get any poop on it you have to re-try), and tomorrow it'll get mailed off to the government!
Yesterday while Caroline was over, she gave me some leftover sock yarn for Sean's Blankie. I eventually plan on knitting one for Mack, so I'll have plenty of leftovers as well! Thank you Caroline!
I also received my Fave Things Swap from Christy! She sent: An awesome pair of green earrings, a scrabble letter pendant that was altered, 1 lb of green apple licorice (my fave flavor!), some knitting note cards, a cute book about a sheep, a music mix, as well as a cute tote organizer (under the licorice). Thank you Christy!
A garden update today:
That zucchini is massive now, I think we'll be pulling it tomorrow! Okay, how do you 'safely' remove a zucchini from the plant? Anyone? What's the best way?
And the third zucchini that is growing in nicely. There are a lot of flowers on the plant, so I'm hoping a TON more zucchinis come!
And we realized that if we just pull the lettuce leaves instead of pulling up the entire plant (we didn't know before), that the leaves grow back and we'll get more lettuce to eat! Awesome!
It's a tomato jungle in the garden! It's huge and big and green! Lots of tomatoes will hopefully grow!
My San Marzano tomatoes are starting. They're my Italian tomatoes! Mmmmm - pasta sauce!
And my beefsteak tomatoes (yep, I checked, they are indeed my beefsteak tomatoes!) are looking great! Can't wait for them to ripen!
And my cherry tomatoes are coming out by the tons! I can't wait to eat those right off the plant!
I replanted another patch of carrots in another location, but in the original location, we've only got 2 carrots from the entire two rows I planted. Oh well. I guess it didn't like that original location. I'm curious to see what will happen with this new location I planted in the front of my garden where there radishes were. I am not re-planting the radish as I'm the only one who eats them, so we'll see. Maybe I'll just plant a handful just for me later on. The only take 28 days to full maturity.
One of my two cucumber re-plants is THRIVING! The other one is doing alright, but this one is doing fabulous. I love it. Cucumber is one of my fave vegetables. I am so happy it's working out!
And my early calwonder peppers are also looking like something's going to happen. I was worried because I thought that the pepper plants are supposed to be as big as the tomato plants, but then someone told me they are supposed to be this small... so we'll see what happens?
Mack had his tongue-tie check up today. He's gaining weight still and now weighs 3060 grams which is 6 lbs 12 ounces. I'm very happy with that, and it means the breastfeeding is working! Though, I'm still not too sure how I feel about it, more to come on that later. Still composing my thoughts.
Today, I'd like to ask you how you put your kids to bed? What method do you use? I'm not sure how to get Sean to bed. (Or even nap for that matter). I must be doing something wrong? He'll only fall asleep at night with us on the couch, and then once asleep, (whenever that happens) we bring him up to his crib. This is bad. Very bad. But how do I get him to sleep/bed without doing this? What's your bed time routine with your kids? Please share. I need advice.
It's too hot (see above! Warning! High heat & humidity! Ouch!) to compose my thoughts today on the breastfeeding topic, so my breastfeeding post will most likely be tomorrow, if I get in early enough from my knit night. Stay tuned!
Don't forget I'm designing the pattern for the August sock club, so if you haven't gotten it yet, go on and sign up!