Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The difference a week makes!

I can't believe the difference just one week makes. It seems like things a bit smoother around here! I have my happy, eating, sleeping little prince back!!

Logan is sleeping much better! He is going to sleep between 7 & 8 pm and going down AWESOME. Most nights I have been giving him a bottle mixed with formula and breastmilk, but not everynight. He goes down in his crib awake, he fights rocking all together now! And he just goes to sleep. He wakes up once between 11 & 2 and I nurse and offer a bottle too (and sometimes I sleep and Les gives him a bottle!!). Then he wakes again at 5 or 6 am, I bring him in our bed then and he nurses and we fall back asleep till about 7, he nurses again and we snuggle/doze until 8:30 or 9:00 am.
However, it does seem we have a new sleep issue, this kid MOVES! he rolls and gets stuck on his side up against the rails, on his tummy, in a corner. Or when he comes in bed with us he pulls at us, kicks us, lays sideways! I can't believe how much he gets around!
We have even been having a good streak of daytime crib naps! I lay him down, turn on his music and projector and he falls asleep, and sleeps much longer then he normally does in my arms! I hope we are on to something here!

His mood has been great too! He has been happy and playful. He LOVES his toes and loves giving kisses! I am really enjoying him!

And the food! Man can this kid eat! I thought I would take things slow and just offer one solid meal a day, at our dinner time. Well, Logan has other ideas! One morning I was eating a banana and he attacked me and devoured 1/3 of it! So I decided to do breakfast & dinner. I DO want breastmilk to be his primary source of nutrition still aftetr all! Well then I went to my grandma's for lunch and he wanted some! I am not going to serve 3 meals daily, but if he is interested we will let him try when he wants to. It is baby led after all!
I am amazed at how well he manipulates food. I swell with pride when I watch him pick up food, examine it and very efficiently get it to his mouth! However the mess it well, a mess! If we had a dog he would be in his glory!! So far we have introduced: green beans, avocado, potatoes, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat toast, hummus (on the toast), banana, peaches, spaghetti squash, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, grilled cheese, scrambled egg yokes, puffs, baby mum mums and arrowroot cookies (very occasionally!). We also give some purees, I usually load or dip the spoon and let him self feed, however often when I offer him the spoon he grabs my hand and guides it to his mouth, either way I figure its still baby led! He has had sweet potato, pear, and pears. We are really enjoying watching him explore in this way. I think I am going to let go and open up to other healthy options, including meats too.
This little boy wants to move! As soon as he is put down on his back he quickly flips right over! He can turn in a circle and and scootch about. He has started moving with purpose, he sees something he wants and he is just so determined to get it! He rolled 4 times in a row the other day right off the throw rug & blanket! I don't even know why I put down the blanket anymore, as you can see here he quickly makes his way off of it!
Today our mommy group went to the movies and Logan was a superstar! He liked the big screeen, watched for a bit, then nursed, napped and woke up just before the end. We will be doing that again for sure!

1 comment:

Jillian said...

I think he has tried more than Emerson:) She eats three meals a day and loves food too!! What kind of pasta did you give him?? I am going to start meat this weekend!