We are still experiencing a rolling-over strike. He prefers to play sitting up, but will play on his tummy happily for 20 or so minutes.....but then get really pissed off when he doesn't want to be on his stomach anymore. He. Just. Won't. Roll anymore. Hates it. Won't do it. CAN do it. Won't. Someone might be a little stubborn just like his mommy and daddy.......
He's been eating three solid meals and day (sometimes he hates his high chair and won't eat calmly until I feed him on my lap...hopefully this is a passing phase and once we start the baby led weaning approach, he will feel more in control), and is nursing 6-8 times a day. Sleep is decent. He generally goes to bed between 6 and 7 pm, up to nurse between 11 and midnight, again sometime between 2 and 3 am, and then awake around 6:30 am. Occasionally he wakes up around 5:30, and can put himself back to sleep about 50% of the time (the other 50% of the time, he comes to bed with us because that is farrrrr tooooooo earrrrrllyyyyyyy).
Our loose daily schedule looks a little something like this....
8 am - oatmeal or rice cereal with fruit puree
8:30 am - play with toys
9 am - nap (anywhere from 30 to 90 mins)
11 am - nurse
11:30 - tummy time/ play time
Noon - lunch (avocado, yogurt, meat..whatever...)
12:30 / 1 pm - nap (30-60 mins)
Nurse when wakes up
(If it's nice out we try to get outside for a walk at least once a day....last nap of the day ideally around 3 or 4 pm for 30-60 mins but this doesn't always happen)
5 pm - dinner
5:45 / 6 pm start bedtime routine
6-7 - bedtime depending on level of tiredness
It's working out pretty well. I'm fine with him napping on the go (in a stroller, carrier etc) so long as he gets the sleep he needs. I feel pretty good about it. Now....if only he would start sleeping 8 hours in a row.....seriously, anytime now.
Silas' current favorite toys are his plastic blocks (he has just figured out how to dump them out of the bucket, but not put them back in yet), his rather hideous mousey with wonkey eyes, and links. He loves his cloth books that crunch, and likes to eat his board books (mmm tasty!). He will sit quietly when James reads to him, but he's much more grabby when I try to read to him, but we read every day, nonetheless.
Still number one on his list of interesting things is Pico. She is everything. He watches her and smiles at her and she is not into him at all. Poor misplaced Pico. We give her love and attention but it's not as much as she is used to, so she would be smart to let Silas do it for us.....hahaha!
Well, the boy is awake right on cue from nap #2, so I gotta go!
|Dec 14, 2014|
|Photo by Erik Lyon|