This baby sure loves to eat! Right now Jacob is eating about 8-9 times a day. We had to get on a new schedule with me going back to work, which was difficult for both he and I. I usually nurse him around 2:00/3:00 in the morning and sometimes he wants to eat again at 5:00 AM...even though our "schedule" is for him to nurse again at 6:00 AM. There were a few mornings where he was just so darn sleepy and not used to me waking him up that he didn't want to eat at 6:00! Luckily, our sitter has done a great job keeping him on a schedule, and he takes three bottles during the day and nurses another 3 times or so at night when we get home. He definitely likes that bonding time we have together, and I'm starting to notice him getting excited to eat at night with me! My husband and I both noticed he even makes squeals and noises now when it's time to eat, which is pretty cute. He also has taken two COLD milk bottles now due to his impatience and chugged them down like a champ. I'm so relieved that his reflux hasn't affected his eating habits at all!
Jacob has slept through the night a few times, but it still isn't consistent. He pretty much wakes up around 2:00/3:00 every morning. If we give him a bottle before bedtime, he sleeps much later!
Jacob is still such a little ham. He smiles all the time and always, always smiles when we go in to wake him up in the morning. We can tell his reflux medicines have really kicked in because he seems much happier and comfortable (which is a huge relief for us). He loves to play in his playgym, make faces, and TALK! I know it's early to say, but this boy may be an early talker with how often he babbles already!
This month Jacob went on his first of many trips to Mark Twain Lake with his best buddy Oliver! My husband and I were so relieved that he did so well on his first "big trip!"
Weight: around 13.5 pounds!
Diapers: Size 1, but we are getting ready to switch to size 2
Clothes: 0-3 months in bottoms and some 3-6 tops
Likes: his playgym, going outside, sitting with Daddy in "toad mode" (that's criss cross applesauce for you teachers)
Dislikes: tummy time unless it is on our chest, being in his carseat