I am trying to come to terms with the fact that in a month George will be one. What the heck?
These pictures are going to be a little different because I attempted to do it by myself which was a horrible idea. Every time I would get him settled he would try to face dive off the rocker, so I had to improvise.
Health: This has been a pretty good month health wise. He is teething so that has been a little rough. He does not have a fever or an ear infection like he did with his first two teeth. With these new FOUR, he hasn’t been sleeping the best and is really clingy. But other than that, he has been good!
Diet: This kid can pack the food away. I don’t know how he is eating the quantity that he eats. It’s really astounding. We get him his own kid’s meal now when we eat out, and he eats the whole thing. He is still at only three (4-6oz) formula bottles a day (morning, before afternoon nap, and right before bed), but we will be cutting the mid-day one here soon. He has three traditional meals a day, and several snacks throughout. His favorite foods are blueberries, bananas, pasta, and oatmeal. We have fully transitioned him to a sippy cup. When we moved, I packed all the baby bottles up! Ironically too, we have seen a little less spit up with moving to the sippies, but there are still days that he throws the whole thing back up. He drinks water and apple juice occasionally throughout the day as well.
Sleeping: Sleep has been an anomaly this month. Teething is hard. We had one tooth break through this week, but there are three others you can see right under the surface, so poor thing has to be hurting. Naps have been hit or miss. He usually has one good nap a day, and the other one is kind of a crapshoot depending on the day. We have had to rock him to sleep a lot more this month, but even then he will scream like a bandshee when you first put him in his crib. He just doesn’t want to be alone. He also throws his stuffed animals out of the crib and then gets mad that he has nothing to snuggle with, so again screams his head off. For the most part, he is sleeping from 7:30/8pm until 5am, give or take some minutes. He has started scratching himself when he sleeps, so he always looks like he got attacked by a cat.
Likes: Food is still the closest to his heart. Now that we have all wood floors and more open space, he is loving his Jeep walker. He can whip it around pretty fast. He loves to dig in his laundry basket and throw all the clothes out. He also loves the dog bones and plastic hangers. He loves to be tickled. He loves being outside watching the dogs run. He also loves to feed the dogs and thinks it is really funny. He loves snaps, buttons, buckles…they are all interesting.
Milestones: Well the big one is obviously that he started walking just a week ago!! He does this shuffle that is just too darn adorable.We aren’t talking in human language yet, but he apparently has his own language he likes to yammer on with.
Quirks: He has started banging his hands on the table. When we pick him up from the sitter’s, he just gets so excited and starts squealing and crawling as fast as he can to get to you.When we ask for a high five he pulls our hand over his own face. He also likes to put his pacy in our mouths. He thinks it is a fun game.
We parents are: tired. This has been a very little sleeping month with George’s teething and the move. But we are excited to be in our new house and watch George flourish here. Another thing, why did no one tell me about these awful baby hairs that would take over my head? I hardly ever have a good hair day because these crazy wisps of hair are every where and wont stay down partly due to humidity and partly due to the nature of baby hairs. I need them to get control of themselves.
The dogs are: LOVING the new house. They just love to be in our yard and RUN. We also have some great windows that they are just having the time of their life watching out of. Things are going to be getting a little more interesting around here with all three of them walking around now. We all took a tumble the other day in the yard because the dogs have no breaks, and George has no balance (and mom was not fast enough). I am loving watching them grow together.