Thursday, November 21, 2013

A little play date…for mama + baby!

James and I went to Danville last weekend for a fun little Saturday spent with my best friends + their kiddos. We had a super relaxing day and looooved being together. Play time, dinner time and bath time is waaay more fun when you do it with your friends! Enjoy the pics of our babies! :) 

Monday, November 18, 2013

7 months!

James is 7 months old!!

Height and Weight: 19 lbs and in size 3 diapers 

Health: No issues here, still waiting on his first tooth. 
Sleep: I am happy to report that sleep is MUCH better! We had to do a little sleep training and I'm SO GLAD we did. James has gone from waking 3-6 times as night to only waking once! Some nights he sleeps 7pm-6am and doesn't wake at all. Most of the time he wakes around 4:00 for a quick feed and then sleeps until 7:30. Waking once in 12-13 hours is a total win in my book. 

Clothes:  We moved up to 9 months PJ this week and still wears 9 month outfits, some 6 month outfits and a lot of 6-12 month. 

Social: He can be such a little flirt! He smiles and shys away his face when girls talk to him. It's so cute! He is so happy and smiley and really don't fuss a whole lot. He doesn't love getting dressed and occasionally cries at a diaper change but other than that he is a pretty happy boy. 

Diet: He is eating 2-3 meals of solid foods a day, usually 4-6 ounces each meal. I think he is going through a growth spurt because the past few days he has been crying when I finish feeding him. His favorite veggies are green peas, broccoli, green beans and sweet potatoes and his favorite fruits are pears, blueberry apple sauce and bananas.  He still nurses about 5 times a day and once in the middle of the night around 4:00am - which is my most favorite time of my whole day. I almost look forward to him waking up then and feeding him - it is so sweet and special.

Baby Gear Love: We love toys! He loves his drums, gum ball machine, tool bench. He loves toys he can bang and make noise. He of course still loves to stroll around in the bob. We love his little bath tub ring and mustela lotion to make him smell so good!

Crying:  He really doesn't cry much. He cries getting dressed sometimes and in the evenings he is a little fussy, mostly just because I think he's bored. We try to go out of the house and do something in the evenings and he is much more content.

Likes: He LOVES to eat. He gets so excited when I bring his food over and he kicks those little legs and holds his arms up in the air the whole time he's eating. I love it! He loves bath time. Loves to be outside. Loves going to Target and the mall. :)

Dislikes: He doesn't like being alone. He doesn't love his jumper that much lately, it's kind of hit or miss. 

Milestones: James is a great eater, great popper and great sleeper. Whew! He is such a good baby and I feel so blessed. Maybe every mom thinks they have a good baby? But I seriously am amazed at how easy he is. He will sit in the floor and play with a toy for an hour at the time, as long as he can see me. 

I also wanted to write his schedule. Somehow, about a month or so ago he made a little schedule for himself and sticks to it like a champ! 

7:30am - wake up and I bring him in bed for a little cuddle + nursing time
9:30 - breakfast, fruit
10:00-11:30 nap
11:30 -  nurse
1:30 - lunch, fruit and veggie
2:00 - quick nurse
2:00-3:30 nap
4:00 - nurse
6:00 - dinner, fruit and veggies
6:30 - bath
7:00 - nurse and bed
then usually wakes up once in the night around 4:00am for a quick feed

He takes 2 naps a day, about 1.5 hours each, sometimes the afternoon nap is closer to 2 hours. We just started eating 3 meals of solid food a day. He nurses about 5 times a day and for about 10 minuets each time - he is a quick eater!