Eating has been so much fun this month! We started solid foods, with Jacob eating at least one meal a day (but usually two). We started with carrots, which he liked, and then moved onto squash, sweet potatoes, bananas, apples, pears, peas, and peaches. We thought he didn't like the pears at first, but it was just a fluke because he gobbled them up the other day! We are making homemade baby food purees, and my husband has loved whipping up creations for Jacob every week. Our amazing pediatrician advised us to skip the rice cereals and oatmeal as they aren't as tasty and lack the nutritional value that real vegetables and fruits have. Gosh, we just love her. She's the best ever...but I digress! Jacob is still taking three bottles a day at the sitter and they are still about 4-5 ounces each. It's been harder keeping up supply wise, but nursing is still going strong.
Hallelujah-we are sleeping through the night! Jacob has been consistently sleeping through the night for the past month. We used the Ferber method, so the first night was a little tough, but he has learned how to settle himself and is so routined now that he will roll over and go to sleep as soon as we lay him in his crib. Let me tell you, when our pediatrician told us that he was plenty old enough to sleep through the night I didn't fully believe her, but now that he is sleeping through the night there is no going back! We start his bedtime routine around 6:45 with bath, nursing, and books, and then cuddle a bit before bedtime. It has been amazing! Naps, on the other hand, are still a struggle at home (not at the sitter). We will probably need to get in a better routine for naps as well, as during weekends Jake has a different schedule with us running errands, sleeping in the car, etc.
Jacob continues to amaze us every day. He loves to stand up and see what's going on. He can sit up for a few seconds on his own, but still topples over. He "talks" all the time and loves to blow raspberries at us. He has really discovered his giggle as well, and loves to laugh when we kiss him and play with his tummy. He is also obsessed with grabbing faces and "kissing" us, which is beyond adorable!
This month he met Santa for the first time and had his first Thanksgiving, where he happily gobbled down sweet potatoes. I can't wait for Christmas with him!
Diapers: Size 2
Clothes: all 6 month clothes, and some 9 month pants
Likes: grabbing faces, standing up, playing in his exersaucer, giggling, giving "kisses," tummy time
Dislikes: naps, when he drops a toy, when we leave the room
Firsts: Meeting Santa, Thanksgiving, solid foods, sleeping through the night consistently, blowing raspberries