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Maybe try a baby carrier for doing chores? Worked great with my littles since body heat and heartbeat lulled them asleep. I could do most chores wearing them with minor changes like kneeling vs bending at waist.
I have one and it works for some stuff, but it's hard to do a lot of things. Washing dishes is impossible because he's so big in the carrier that I can't reach the sink. I was able to do laundry wearing him. Tried chopping up branches to prep for a burn pile and he fell asleep fairly quickly but I kept bumping his legs with the lopper handles and he didn't like that at all.

Mom came over yesterday and today and watched him so I could work in the yard and do housework. I think once he gets a little bigger and can keep himself entertained it should be easier. He's not rolling over yet but he's starting to kick his legs and arch his back so that'll probably happen soon. He's drooling a ton and trying to chomp things so I think he's going to get a tooth soon ish. He's grabbing stuff now too, and has a nice strong grip.
 

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I have one and it works for some stuff, but it's hard to do a lot of things. Washing dishes is impossible because he's so big in the carrier that I can't reach the sink. I was able to do laundry wearing him. Tried chopping up branches to prep for a burn pile and he fell asleep fairly quickly but I kept bumping his legs with the lopper handles and he didn't like that at all.

Mom came over yesterday and today and watched him so I could work in the yard and do housework. I think once he gets a little bigger and can keep himself entertained it should be easier. He's not rolling over yet but he's starting to kick his legs and arch his back so that'll probably happen soon. He's drooling a ton and trying to chomp things so I think he's going to get a tooth soon ish. He's grabbing stuff now too, and has a nice strong grip.
How old is your son, if you don’t mind me asking? It’s so fascinating to read about other peoples babies… they just learn things, it’s crazy. 🤣
 

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Went outside to check on the critters and do night chores and there are frost crystals in the plant pots in the garden. I guess it's going to frost overnight. I feel like this winter is colder than last year.
 

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When my kids were babies, I did a whole lot of just holding them. My daughter especially wouldn’t let me put her down. I wound up teaching the baby class at church because I couldn’t leave the room. I taught whatever class she was in up through kindergarten. At school I had to walk her to class, stay in the room until class started, then slip out the back door. She stuck to me like a dog tick. LOL
 

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Bought a bunch of plant sleeves at Home Depot and Green Acres on Sunday, and munchkin helped me pot them up on Monday. Yay for a day off!

Male/female kiwis, male/female honeyberry, jostaberry, red currant, white grape, 'pink lemonade' blueberry, two raspberries, two types of gooseberries, and a few more I forget.

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Now I just need to rearrange the whole garden zone so I can cover them easier, might do a row cover type thing like at Green Acres. It's currently raining and did not frost last night.
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Munchkin is definitely out of 0-3 clothes, is in 3 or 3-6 clothes now. Size 2 diapers already too. He is a chunk! I think he might be in a growth spurt, he slept a good stretch of time yesterday and went to sleep a bit early last night. He's been pretty consistent about eating approximately 30-38 ounces of milk every day.
 

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They don’t stay little very long. Enjoy every minute!
I am trying to enjoy it all, it's a little harder when he's screaming bloody murder but overall he's an awesome kid and we are blessed that he is healthy and happy.

Last night he was tired but didn't want to go to sleep and I was pumping, so hubby was holding him. Munchkin was screaming so hard I thought he would hurt his throat. He had clean clothes, clean diaper, no burp needed, just tired. Hubby finally pinned his arms under the blanket and munchkin finally fell asleep.
 

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