Eating has been going great! He still takes three bottles at the sitter (usually around 5 ounces each) and nurses once in the morning and twice in the evening. He is such a great eater! We got the okay to start baby food from our pediatrician and my husband cannot WAIT to start making baby food! I couldn't ask for a better eater...and his chunky rolls prove it!
Well, sleeping has been the biggest struggle this month. I would nurse Jacob around 7:30 and he would fall asleep, and as soon as we would put him in the crib, he'd scream. Then he would wake up pretty much every hour and would scream until I would nurse him back to sleep. It was MISERABLE. After talking to our doctor (who I'm convinced is a wizard), we discovered that Jacob was starting to develop a habit that he thought he needed to be held/rocked/nurse in order to go to sleep, even though he is perfectly capable to self-soothing and settling himself and is NOT hungry. She suggested the Ferber method, and even though it was hard to hear him cry the first night, things are going SO much better and he is finally sleeping. I can even tell he is getting better sleep because he is waking up happy and giggling! Hallelujah!
Jacob has a great little personality! He loves playing peek-a-boo and going outside. He is loving his exersaucer and prefers to stand up. He started rolling over this week too! I have never been so excited in my life! He has really become a little person in the past month...I can't believe it.
We had our first holiday this month-Halloween! Jacob was by far the cutest little Tigger ever. We even walked to a few houses together to get some candy for Mommy and Daddy. :) Jacob got his first ear infection this month...it was horrible! He also developed a rash after taking the amoxicillin and I panicked that he was having an allergic reaction. It turned out he only was having a bout of baby eczema, so he uses some hydro cortisone cream now to help his little skin. Now he is back to being his happy little self.
Diapers: Size 2
Clothes: All 6 month clothes, and some of the pajamas are getting a little tight on his feet!
Likes: playing peek-a-boo, sitting up in his exersaucer and boppy, grabbing his teether toys, playing on the floor, snuggling, listening to music and singing
Dislikes: being bored,
Firsts: holiday- Halloween, responds to his name, sitting with support, ear infection, rolling over