Our tenth month with Tristan

Lost in the field of wild flowers

The most important progress during the month was getting on his feet without any surface to lean on, all by himself. He also has taken a few steps, but it’s quite not walking, yet (though as I understand then some consider getting up on feet as walking?). He knows it’s time to clap his hands when we ask it in Estonian “plaksu plaksu”, and 50/50 that he points at his nose when we ask him where his nose is. Such a smart baby! 👶

A few days after Tristan turned 9 months we went on our first trip with him. He was really brave travel buddy. He was unbelievebly social, interacting with people around us, old and young. Funny that at home it takes a lot more time for him to get used to people who visit us before he starts his long conversations 🤷‍♀️

His most common words are “mämm määmm emmmme mmemm”, meaning more or less “yumm yummy mummy mum”, but also “täh/äitäh (aitäh)” is in his speech, translated “thank you”. Plus “gagaa, guguu, dadaa” etc.

Okay, summer is busy time, so that a short post should suit you (and me)! Here’s our monthly video to end the entry:

Photoshoot with Tristan

We went to Black & White photo studio with a bunch of Moms a few weeks ago. They rent a playroom and as an extra service they offer taking photos as well. There are two quite spacious open playrooms and for photoshoot there’s a separate room with various items, such as toys, different baby carriages, baby shoes etc, that can be used. As we went there with a group, everything went quite in a hurry – I think Tristan and me were infront of the camera maximum for 6 minutes. Many said that they are kind of disappointed, but I think I’m rather pleased with the result. Here are some shots of me and Tristan:

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Our sixth month with Tristan

Oh boy, sleeping 3 hours in a row is a dream… 😴 I have had that opportunity two times since the beginning of November 🤦‍♀️ Not speaking about sleeping through the night as the last time was perhaps in the end of June… Lately we have had nights where Tristan hasn’t sleep even 1 hour in a row. Don’t know whether his teeth might be hurting his gums. 🤷‍♀️

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How to steam vegetables without a food steamer

We know that vegetables lose vitamins when boiled. I wanted to make a sweet potato puree without boiling the food, BUT we do not have a food steamer in our household. Using a tip from other Moms and a lovely friend of mine, I managed to steam the food by using existing tools as can be seen here:

Just add a little water in a bottom of a cooking pot and steam veges in stainless strainer above the hot water in a low heat. Do not forget to use a pot cover!