-I have been terrified of falling down the stairs while holding M. I go slowly and look where I’m going. But since he has been born, I have fallen down by myself TWICE (once enough to bruise my back!) and also dropped the top of a burger roll (covered in ketchup + mustard) down the stairs as well. Stairs are scary.
-I’m so glad M actually looks at the pages of stories now – makes the reading part so much more fun! Frog + Toad is our current favorite book because it was a favorite of mine when I was little.
-Sometimes when M is down for a nap I watch him closely waiting for him to wake up when I know it’s almost time to feed again. I love it when he opens his eyes and I swoop him up and put his snack in his mouth before he has a chance to cry for it. It’s the ultimate luxury to have your next meal ready and waiting!
-When do you stop swaddling? I wouldn’t say M loves being swaddled, but he does respond well to it and it calms him. He also loves his hands! He loves to put his fingers in his mouth. I wonder if we would have luck with self soothing if he had his hands free at night? I don’t really like the swaddling myself because I am obsessed with his cute hands and it makes diaper changes a pain, but I want to do what will help him sleep the best.
-The only thing sweeter than a sleeping baby is a smiling baby
-We started working on a bedtime routine, including a bath. He loves his baths, but not sure they are doing their job getting him calm for bed! Speaking of sleep, Jess shared this baby sleep site and it is THE BEST I have found! Including all the sleep books.
-Matt, Karen and I have been making Maze talk in a teenage boy voice and saying funny things:
“Mom, can I borrow the car tomorrow”
“Dad, coach says I need an extra glass of milk at dinner.”
“KK, are you coming to my band concert tomorrow night?”
Hard to believe he will one day BE a teenager!
-But first he needs teeth, and I think lo and behold he is teething. We are experiencing massive amounts of drool, chewing on hands, some unexplained crying associated with chewing on hands (with a full tummy) and some sleep issues. I sure hope this doesn’t last a month!