George is 7 months old today!
On the way to George's first day at nursery
Home from nursery and very clingy--he had a great day, though!
He's had his first bump on his head--a little bruise above his left eye. He was sitting up so well and then suddenly pitched forward and hit his forehead on the chest of drawers. So sad, but he doesn't seem bothered and I know it's the first of many as he gets more mobile...
He still loves being read to and he's really starting to grab the books off of us
I've read the US version of 'Dig, Dig, Digging' many times with Pudd & Charlie, so I thought it was funny to see this UK edition's use of "Lorries"!
I know I say it every month, but seriously...it's going so fast! George is sitting up, babbling at us, eating solids, playing with toys--he's not a helpless, squishy little newborn anymore! His latest trick is scooting backwards on his tummy. He gets frustrated because he pushes himself further & further away from his toys and can't figure out why.
George is loving his solid foods and we've introduced a few more this month.
He has porridge for breakfast every morning and fruit/veg purees for lunch and dinner. Today he had asparagus-rice puree for lunch and sweet potato-zucchini puree for dinner, with kiwi for dessert (it was a bit too tart for him--next time we'll mix it with banana!). Introducing solids hasn't reduced his breastfeeding, thankfully--he's still nursing every couple of hours when we're home together, and he takes three 4-oz bottles of breastmilk at daycare.
Sleep is still an issue. This month we moved him to his room at night and donated his Moses basket and stand. I miss the ease of co-sleeping--when he'd cry, I would just pull him into bed with me and nurse him while half-awake. Now, I have to get up and go in his room and it takes a long time to settle him back to sleep in the crib afterwards. I used to get woken up at 1 am and 5 am, and lately it's been hourly. I've been given a lot of advice & been reading up on it, but the main conclusion I've drawn is that some techniques work for some babies some of the time...And I try to remember that "this too shall pass." He won't need to be nursed & rocked to sleep when he's a teenager.
Daycare is going well so far, two weeks in. They've been giving him some interesting new foods to try and he's eating them all--weetabix for breakfast, pureed pasta bake for tea, etc. He also got to play in the sandbox yesterday and loved it--and I love that my little apartment-dweller can spend some time playing outside (and that he can do messy stuff when somebody else is cleaning him up)!