M has been a little grumpy this week. I'm pretty sure that he's going through a growth spurt. However, my co-worker and friend, Jason, informed me that that's what they say for everything and it really is the truth. Any time that M is fussy, I always say it's a "growth spurt." I guess it's because he's never really that fussy and when he is I have to blame it on something and not because he's being a complete nightmare to which I don't know how I'm going to get through the day. For example, here's how it went this morning:
|Oh so cute happy baby!|
|A split second later Nightmare Mason is back!|
We have had a few "firsts" this week and it's only Wednesday. M is sitting in his Bumbo!! Let's not forget, this kid is ONLY 7.5 weeks old. I am so impressed! M has always been a little wiggle worm and great with his head and neck control. From Day 1 he's been able to pick up his head and sit it back down without jerking it around like they usually do. But sitting in his Bumbo already?? That's just amazing to me! I have been thinking that maybe we should try it but wasn't sure if he was too young. Then I got a pic from Ms. Dawn with him sitting in it like a big boy and she said that he did great! Here's our pic:
So of course I couldn't wait to try it when I got home for myself. It's true, he did it!!
I had a personal "first" this week. I have given up trying to put him in a routine. In talking to Ms. Dawn originally, I told her that I wanted to start putting him down in his crib around 10 or 11 am for a nap or at least for some "quiet time." We have come to the conclusion that a) it's too early to be doing routines and b) I may have a kid that doesn't take naps. Ms. Dawn said that she has been trying to lay him down but he just sits and talks to the monitor. Granted, she did say that she's never had a baby that self soothes like he does, especially in the crib but she thought that he was probably too young. After all, he may doze off for about 10 minutes but then he's back at it kicking and playing. He is seriously so active I won't be surprised if he doesn't take a nap at all when he's older. BUT he will have "quiet time" at least because I need to get things done or maybe take a quick nap ;-) Here's a video that Ms. Dawn sent of him hanging out in his crib talking into the monitor:
Here I go rushing home to see what is going on. I give Josh a fly-by kiss (who is on the couch looking like a deer in headlights) and go to pick M up from his crib and he immediately stops crying. I look at Josh who says, "wait for it..." M starting screaming again. So we try walking around the house which works for about 2 minutes... More screaming.. Finally I sit down and ask Josh to make a couple of ounces in a bottle for me. Now, M had just eaten about two hours ago so there was no way that he should have been hungry. Except that homeboy drank 5 more ounces and was perfectly fine. It was the WEIRDEST thing! He has never done that before!! So we escaped from this experience unharmed.. Mostly. Until today...
I am having to work later on this evening and won't get home until around 9:30 pm. I text Josh around 3:00 pm to ask how he was doing. His response was "he hates me." He was screaming AGAIN! Josh knew that M couldn't be hungry because he had just fed him an hour earlier. Meanwhile, I am stuck at work hating my life because I can't go home to help calm him down. Fortunately, Ms. Dawn had told Josh that if it happened again to give M an ounce of water because it may just be that M likes the sucking sensation and water isn't bad for babies. SUCCESS IS OURS!!! I checked back in with Josh about 15 minutes later and his response was "how do you think he feels?" with this picture:
Here's some more cuteness pics that we got this week:
|Stroller ride with Ms. Dawn|
|Don't let this smile fool you... Homeboy has some lungs!|
|Swinging at Ms. Dawn's|
Hope everyone has a fantastic rest of the week! We'll be back soon!