Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Long lost post

Yikes! Has it been over 5 months since my last post? I meant to post before...uh...

So A is 10 1/2 months and is just busy go go go. The baby is becoming less of a baby every day. He's been walking for a while, but in the last few weeks walking has become his primary mode of transportation. He's chatty and pointing at everything, wanting names or to name it himself.  He's eating what he wants (except milk products regularly--still trying to ease those into his diet due to milk/soy protein intolerance) and nursing regularly, although I plan to stop breastfeeding as soon as he turns one (I, on the other hand, just starting eating dairy and soy products again the past few weeks. Hello, cheese plate!). I am ready to stop breastfeeding. Although he's never bitten me (hello 2 bottom teeth), the clawing and craziness that is in a breastfeeding session is getting a bit difficult. Plus the RE needs me to be fully weaned for three months before we do FET. That puts TTC #2 in January/February. Yikes and yeah all at the same time.

He's a social little boy--he loves to be around kids of any age. I enrolled him in my college's daycare on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 5 hours each day, and he absolutely loves being there. He's been going since January. Plus he's a three minute walk from my office, so I visit him often and whenever I want. Daycare has been one of the best decisions for us! I highly recommend it, even if only part time.

Sleeping has been good and sorta good. He now has a bedtime no later than 8pm and will wake around 3 or 4, nurse, and then wake again between 6 and 7. He's an early riser and that's fine by me. Naps are good, and lately they've been long--close to two hour morning naps and a one hour afternoon nap.

He started swim lessons, another thing I highly recommend. He loves the pool, and now loves to be splashed. Getting water on his face is no longer scary!

Things are good. Busy, but good. I love watching him grow up and evolve into who he is going to be. Hope you are all well.


Kari said...

So good to hear from you!! Sounds like everything is going well and you're loving every minute!!

Yep. Urban Legend over here. I wrote a post about it a few months ago at my other blog:

Glad to hear all is well!!

HopeBPatient said...

So glad to hear things are going so well! It sounds like A and my E are right at the same stage (she has 2 bottom teeth too.) I can't quite imagine breastfeeding at this age (I gave it up at 3 months) given that she is so squirmy when I try to rock her and sing to her before nap time that I've pretty much given up for just putting her straight into the crib. Good luck on getting ready for the FET!

Gurlee said...

Wow, you have an early walker! So exciting.

Glad to read that things are going well and that your boy is doing well.

Exciting and scary to think about an FET!

Don't be a stranger.

Alex said...

Great to hear from you! Glad to hear things are going well with A. I'm so impressed you're still breastfeeding - way to go!

I want to enroll Alex into swim lessons soon - maybe this fall. Definitely think this is important! Don't wait so long to post again - I like hearing from you!

Allison said...

Hey stranger!!! Sounds like things are going well! :)

M said...

Great to hear from you and to get an update :) I had to laugh at the breastfeeding part because I was nursing L as I read and she was swatting and grabbing at my face, pinching my neck skin and pulling at the baby hairs at the back of my much from some great mother daughter bonding, lol.

I hope weaning goes well and wow, I can't believe he's walking already!