Category Archives: hubbys antics

Baby-led weaning

April 8, 2014

Baby-led weaning, what’s that heck? Ya ya, another one of those hippie techniques. But this one stood out to me. It’s the baby leading themselves off of the boob. They eat what you eat, no purees, no rice cereal, they eat what you eat. When I heard about this, I was like, YAHTZEE, this is how I wanted my baby to eat. I loved the idea of the social part of Ivy joining in with our dinners and getting her to explore textures of different foods, instead of seeing just mushed purees. I wanted her to be an explorer, be able to feel and see what the food itself actually looked like. I was a chicken strips and french fry lover, and that’s pretty much it. I was a very picky eater, and I don’t know why, but now I love to try everything. I want Ivy to grow up unafraid to try things and to figure out what she wants and doesn’t want. With this baby-led weaning, she feeds herself, no force feeding with a spoon to get her to eat, and no, “here comes the airplane!!!” business. This is just the real deal, real eating, real food. So far, she’s pretty much just sucking on things, but she is getting bits and pieces. The trick to this is to cut the food into french fry shapes so that they can pick it up with their hand and bring it to their mouths easily. It is supposed to help with their hand-eye coordination (future athlete, holla). I can tell already in the few weeks we have been doing it that she is getting better and better at picking up and actually opening her hand to put the food in. It’s quite fun to see what she does with the food and how she figures out how to pick things up. Super smart little girl. IMG_4649

Ok, sooo, I know what you’re thinking… but JOHN put that there!


She loves asparagus! And it’s easy for her to hold

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Ribs mmmmm

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And, she’ll pretty much eat anything.

Ivy and Daddy

April 3, 2014

It’s pretty darn special seeing your manly man of a husband just love on his little girl. He’s so sweet with her, I just love it. Thinking back to delivering her and how strong and helpful he was, and now seeing him with her, it’s just remarkable. I love John and I’m so so so lucky to have an exceptional husband and an even better father. Nailed it. #lucky #myhubbyrocks

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Some of her first bites of real food!


Future JKC tag along

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 Dad! What’d you do to me?!

Break needed

February 18, 2014

We just had our President’s Day break and thankfully, I got Thursday-Monday off. Lots of time with Ivy! We went to Yankton for the weekend and enjoyed some serious relaxation. Just what the doctor ordered. 
IMG_4115Dad bought Ivy her life-vest for this summer! Lots of boating and time at the Lewis and Clark lake beaches!


Love this picture of us. Cozy be the fire


Let’s hope she turns her head like this when the boys try and kiss her too :)


Ummmmb, who’s really the baby here?


 K is for Koch!


Ultimate Frisbee in the Ergo. A tad difficult

In loving memory – February 17, we want to remember Rebecca Elizabeth Koch Sweeney who passed away of cancer in 2013. John and I were happy to be together as a family on this difficult day. We still think about you Becca, and wish you were still here. Miss you and love you.

Daddy playtime

February 10, 2014

Seeing your husband with your baby is one of the best sights. It’s just so sweet seeing a man with a baby girl. John often likes to kinda make Ivy his puppet. The poor girl, she’s just going to die over these photos when she’s 13. But, we get a kick out of it… hehe




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Bobble head




Baby selfie


Dad, that’s not my food???