Friday, January 15, 2010

New Year cha cha changes

Wow. It's already been two weeks since my last post? Seems like yesterday.

I'm amazed when I sit down to play with CT how much he changes every day. It's astonishing. There's always a new sound, a different giggle, something new that captures his attention. Sometimes he'll watch his hand while he opens and closes it. I wonder what is going through that little brain of his. He's constantly growing and experiencing new things. His mind must be like the Scrambler; constantly moving in all directions.

I'm thrilled to report that we turned a corner over the holidays with the sleep training. It's almost as if when turned 6 months old a light switch flipped on. We were able to stop swaddling him and lay him down before he was fully asleep. He (mostly) sleeps through the night now. On a good night he goes down around 7pm and sleeps until 5:30am. He'll occasionally becomes restless and will briefly fuss, but he is finally able to soothe himself back to sleep. Hooray! Mama and Papa are very happy and proud. Becky has been working really hard to get him to nap at her house. They've made some big strides and we're hopeful that in time CT will figure out what to do there.

Even before my last post he was rolling all over the place. He experimented for a long time and once the holidays arrived he 'd figured it out and didn't stop. He only rolls to his left for now. We've been working on getting him to sit up. He's doing very well and it's so cute to see his little body sitting there. After months of taking pictures of him laying down, it's so fun to see him sit up like a big boy.

Teething (or lack there of) is still in progress. No teeth have broken through but he continues to drool and put everything in his mouth. He occasionally sucks his thumb. It's so cute watching him suck away on his tiny little thumb.

Diaper changing just got a lot more interesting. With his ability to roll over and his infatuation with his toes, getting him to lay still is quite a challenge. But watching him grab for his toes is really adorable.

We introduced baby food at the end of December. So far he's tried carrots and bananas, squash, peas with his cereal. The veggies went over pretty well, but he loved the bananas!

We went in for yet another round of vaccinations this week. For the record he seems to react more when he gets the HIB and Pcv shots. Nothing serious. Just a mild fever. But he hasn't had any reactions to DTap, Rotovirus or Flu and H1N1.

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