Saturday, June 16, 2012

10 whopping months ago...

My little Baby D was fresh from heaven and as I'm always saying these days WHERE has the time gone??? I am ordering first birthday invitations and realizing that my little guy is on his way to
toddlerhood oh so fast.

So stats- 20 lbs 11oz (50th %) and go go gadget legs is 30" tall which is the 90th percentile. I'd just like to take a moment to say ya'll I have a kid that is in the 90%!! We shall see if he stays that way, if so I feel sorry for older brother who is only 5 inches taller and 6 pounds heavier :)

We have been up to a lot these past couple of months. I officially booted the kid out of our bed shortly after he turned 8 months, thank the heavens it was about time, I have been fully enjoying being able to sprawl out across my bed and not get elbowed in the face all night long. He has since dropped ANOTHER feeding (most nights) woo-freaking-hoo!! Some nights he will go from his 10pm feeding alllllll the way to 6am :::gasp::: but usually there's a midnight-ish feeding in there. Regardless it is fantastic. I attribute this to finally letting the kid cry it out here and there. I figured he was 10 MONTHS old, the kid has got to start learning to self soothe or what am I going to end up with, a 2 year old that still eats in the middle of the night. Ummm no. Not happening. So it started at naptime after baby dude went on a sleep strike, I guess he thought that it was completely fine stay up the ENTIRE day...yes, the whole day... for 3 days.... so I decided I was over it. He wasn't sick, teething, hungry, or wet.... so into the crib he went, I didn't give a hoot if he woke up his brother who was napping, I just knew the kid needed to sleep, I mean my goodness! And being the stubborn little irishman that he is, he screamed his little head off for an hour and twenty minutes. Yes I can hear all the non cry it outers shuddering, let me show you how much I care...... did you catch it??? Ok. Finally the poor kid went to sleep and ever since he has been 100x better at sleeping through the night. Occasionally we hit a nap time or something that he wants to fight and he will cry for all of 10 minutes and out he goes.

First Oreo!!
Sanity... welcome back. Sleep? Oh hello, where've you been all my life. Things are finally coming around, it's only taken the better part of a year. This is where I get the urge to write a post about baby led vs. parent led now that I've been able to experience both...I most certainly will at some point, stay tuned. But Baby D's self established 'schedule' for the moment is-
8am- awake (unless crazy big brother wakes him up earlier when he decides to get up)
9am- bottle (still at 5 ounces ha!) and maybe some snack food or eggs
10am- down for a nap
11:30 am- awake again
12- bottle and food
1:30- nap
2:30- awake
3:00pm bottle and food
6:00pm bottle and food
8:00pm bottle and food & PJ's/bed hoping the kid will go to sleep but usually he fights at this hour
10:00pm bottle and food and finally ASLEEP
12:00am bottle

Granted these times vary nearly everyday. Sometimes there is only a morning nap, sometimes the kid is wiiiiide awake and ready to play at his 10pm feeding (like last night....)  yay for baby-led parenting.... NOT. There is a common theme to the "schedule".... eating.... a LOT of eating, if you added it up that's still 40 ounces of formula a day PLUS real food. This is when my pediatric nurse inside says 'your kid eats too much, WAY too much formula,' but then I have to laugh because he only takes a 5 ounce bottle, the problem lies with the frequency. Rather than an 8 ounce bottle 3 ot 4 times a day he is a grazer I guess, so whatchagonnado, he isn't in the 90% for nothing :) He shouldn't be eating this much or this frequently but baby steps folks... we WILL get there, and it WILL be before the 1 year birthday.

He has similarly had a "milestone month" like older brother did at 10 months. Months 9 & 10 have been full of figuring things out, starting with the sleeping of course. He has also learned to crawl, kind of, he will do it occasionally, did that on St. Patty's Day. He has the ability to crawl on his knees but army crawl seems to prevail. It is bizarre to have a crawler... I'm not used to seeing a baby scooting around the house on their own since HL never really crawled and instead went straight to walking. It's kind of fun, until he finds the serge protector or various electrical cords, our babyproofing is lacking a bit I guess. We've figured out how to pull up on everything, starting in the crib. We literally lowered the mattress the night before because I had a sneaking suspicion that it was coming and sure enough I go in to find him protesting nap time... again... and there he was standing up so proud of himself bouncing around and he proceeded to smack his mouth right on the crib rail... further proving that I will be in business forever. I haven't had a chance to make some rail covers for him yet with all of my other orders, but I won't delay too much longer, we don't need another ER incident with baby #2. So he pulls himself up on everything, he cruises around the furniture, he can walk with his push toy, he can walk just fine but he is a little chicken. It's actually quite hilarious, he reminds me of a newborn baby deer, his legs get all wobbly when he knows you are about to let go of his hands, he doesn't seem to like that one bit. But he really could be walking just fine if he decided he wanted to. I'm not complaining, we have a pretty strict rule in this house, NO walking allowed until the 1st birthday ;)

My little Nugget is getting to be such a big boy, and even with #2 it never gets easier to realize they aren't your tiny baby anymore...

Love You Baby Nugget!!



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