Wow the last couple of days have been busy. Yesterday HB had back to back lab experiments. One was one he had done before with tones and lights. The second one was with words. They were trying to see if babies would pick up words if they were given a cue word like "momma." We had lunch with Hubby and then crashed at home.
Today was non-stop fun. We went to BSG. Small crowd. There was two other pairings, the LC, and two students. HB didn't gain weight this week. I asked the LC if she thought it was due to the night weaning. She suggested an extra evening feeding and to see if that helped. She also said it could be for a number of reasons and asked if his height has been affected. It hasn't. He's only fallen off the weight charts, but she said that weight charts for BF babies 6 mo plus are still being tweaked. They used to be way off.
Then we went to another experiment. It lasted really long and he was totally more into the toys than listening and responding to the sounds. Great. My kid can tune me out now.
We came home and I started dinner. I was trying Cam's Eggplant Lasagna. It was good and I agree I should have added more basil and oregano. I think the artichoke hearts were a little over powering. The marinade really covered all the other flavors. Next time I'll drain and rinse them or buy the artichokes fresh. I also added mushrooms. So now there are three layers: eggplant, tomato concoction, and artichokes and mushrooms. Delish! Thanks Cam! I've never cooked eggplant before.
Also am babysitting tomorrow. So I frantically cleaned up the downstairs and put away anything that looked too fun for a toddler (like remotes). I still need to tackle a corner that I'm not happy about, but it's nothing major.
Also got the new car seat in. Hurray! It's a Britax Roundabout. Made in the US from foreign parts; although the box also said it was made in Mexico, so I'm a little puzzled. I'll have to snap a picture for you. So far so good. I haven't tested it on the subject, but installing it was easy. It has both the latch and a tether. I couldn't install the tether because HB is still rearfacing and my car doesn't have a tether point in the floor board. It does have one above the back seat for forward facing. The car seat is convertible so HB will have this one until he's ready for a booster. The Roundabout will work for a child up to 40 lbs.
What I like about it so far is that it has a button so that you can easily undo the latches. Undoing the latches for the old model was such a pain as was adjusting it. You could only adjust on the one side. This new one you can adjust on both sides.
Also no matter how much we tugged, we still had way to much side to side movement on the old seat. It always made me so nervous. For the record, I still like the old car seat, but I think it was the design of my car. Some car seats just don't work well with certain cars. The Britax fits like a glove and it doesn't budge. Not an inch.
I did cheat though. Everyone tells you to put the child in the middle of the car, but our car manual says that you can only use the latch for the different sides. I used the two most inward and stuck it in the middle. Is that bad? I mean it's still grounded just not to a particular seat. Oh, well. I figure if I end up hauling Mammita around I'll have to move it to make room for her car seat. I decided to use a pseudonym rather than initials to describe the toddler I'm babysitting. She loves dolls and is really a momma in training so I'm calling her Mammita.
Okay. It's late now and I'm sure this post has so many typos that you could rich off of receiving a dollar for every one. Night!