Just a little while ago, I got him out of the Exersaucer and played "Trot, trot to Boston" with him. He laughed so hard. Baby laughs are the best.
His sisters entertain him all the time. He's happy just to watch them run around in circles. Sometimes Delaney gives me some relief during nap time, when he's not cooperating with a nap of his own and wants attention. She'll play all kinds of little games with him, like peek-a-boo and singing songs. He loves it and so do I, because it allows me to just sit there.
It's been kind of a crazy month, what with the wreck, and the car purchasing, and the long drive back here. But the craziness seems to be over for now, and he seems a lot more content these days. He seems to know he's home and things are back to normal. Babies are not supposed to have worries, but Timmy became very restless and fretful during the car drama of our last couple weeks in Massachusetts because he sensed my angst. I am so glad to have that behind me now.
|Getting the most out of picnik.com before they close in April (sniffle)|
I quit using the Miracle Blanket this month, and now I lay him on his belly to sleep. No more swaddle! He doesn't sleep any better, but he doesn't sleep any worse without it. If I laid him on his back without swaddling, he'd only flail and cry.
His naps have gotten a little longer, and he goes down much easier for them than he did last month, so that's good. We still do not have any routine besides eat-play-sleep all day, and then sleep at night from about 6:30 to 6:30 with anywhere from two to four wake-ups. Since coming back to NC, it's been two.
He still isn't mobile, but he seems to be getting ready, raising himself on hands and knees sometimes.
In a little over a week, he'll finally meet his daddy. I can't wait for the two of them to get to know each other.
Update 1/27: Timmy had his 6-month checkup today. He's 17 lbs 2 oz (46th percentile) and 27 inches long (64th percentile.) While I was in the waiting room, he bit my finger, and I noticed he'd cut his first tooth!