This last month went by SO fast. So fast that I didn’t even jot down any notes of what you did this month. We have been doing a lot with the house so our projects have been non-stop! A few things have changed this month in regards to your milestones, not many though. You just keep getting cuter and cuter! You’re crawling super fast everywhere, pulling yourself up on everything, and now standing up by yourself. You even took one step towards me today, but fell forward onto me. You get really excited when you stand by yourself.
Since you were 3 months old, I’ve been saying “oh he’s teething.” I was convinced you were going to get teeth by 4 months. HA! You’ve had many “teething” symptoms for several months, but you still HAVE NO TEETH! So now I have my own opinion on teething – Teething is ONLY when teeth are popping up. All that chewing, drooling, fussing, mouthing, crying random nights are simply what a baby does! Hello! A baby does all those things the first several months of their life, so duh, they will “teeth” several months beforehand.
Some other things to note this month:
- You walk very well holding on to our fingers. Sometimes it’s super fast.
- You balance well standing up when you are holding an item.
- You started saying MA. A very long Mmmmmmaa! I’ve been trying to get you to say ma-ma, and you started saying just the ma. I have noticed you say it a lot when you want something or are upset. Geez, thanks.
- You said da-da much more too. Today you said it as you were walking towards your daddy, but not sure if you meant it. You don’t babble too often. You much rather yell, AHHHH.
- You climb all over the place in the bath tub. I have you in your baby bath tub, but you are crawling all over the place. You in the big tub was a nightmare when I tried it, so hopefully it’s better next time.
- You started clapping and shaking your hands. You haven’t clapped your hands often, but shake your fists all the time when you’re happy.
- The worst thing is you fight your bed time now. The last few days you have screamed so hard at bed time. Naps are great, but you freak out at night. I think you just want to stay up with us because when I go in there to reassure you, you are just fine and smile. When we step back out, you cry again. Of course my thought was “he’s teething,” but what do you know…no teeth. It kills me to have you cry it out, but if we don’t you will stay up till 10:30 (I know this because you did this one night).
- You love “Elmo’s Song” on Sesame Street. We showed you this song once on the computer and every time we do, you get so excited. We try not to show you any t.v. or computer time as I know it’s horrible for your brain, but it sure does keep your attention.
- You spent your first night without us. Your daddy and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary this month and stayed the night at the Omni. Your Gramma (daddy’s mom) stayed over with you. She said y’all had a lot of fun and you were very good for her.
Measurements: You weigh 21 lbs 13oz (50-75%). You are 27 3/4 inches long (25-50%). Your head circumference is 18 inches (75-90%). So literally you are all over the place in percentages! That pretty much sums up your personality too.
My Favorite Thing: I love watching you stand up on your own. It’s like you’re a big boy about to start walking, although let’s wait a while before you’re full on walking! Dr. Burton said you would be an early walker. Ahhh.
Daily Activities: Not much has changed this month, but you are so much busier, cruising around to anything you can…usually things you’re not supposed to get into.
Eating: You’re still eating four times a day, 7 oz. around 7:30, 12:00, 4:30, and 8:00 (whenever you wake from sleeping or are going to bed at night). You eat solids three times a day. I introduced you to kiwi and you didn’t really take to it right away, so I’m mixing it in with things until you like the taste. Your favorites are probably sweet potatoes and apples. Dr. Burton said you can start eating meats, but I probably won’t for a while. I don’t want to give you anything, but organic, free range meat and that is so expensive. I also gave you quinoa and you loved it! It’s a complete protein, so hopefully this can be your “meat” for now (or forever).
Sleeping: You still are my great little sleeper, minus your crying fits at night. You sleep about 8:30-7:30, but haven’t been getting to sleep till closer to 9:00 lately. You have two naps, usually at 10:00 and 3:00. They’re usually about two hours each.
-Started standing up about a week ago
-First night away from us – August 10
Here are some pictures of you this month (more to come when I get my laptop to work):