We went on our first family vacation this month and it was great! Definetly different than what we are used to, but still great! You forget what it's like to have a baby on vacation and it is not relaxing at all! Michael had just gotten to the age where he was happy to play in the pool with other kids, with us just watching from the side. Now we are back to holding a baby in the pool and making sure he doesn't run away or drown himself.
We went to the ENT a couple weeks ago to get baby J's hearing tested. His pediatrician was worried about how little words we was saying and wanted to rule out his hearing first before we tried speech therapy. Well his hearing is perfect, but he does need allergy medicine every day.
He is still sleeping great! 12+ hours at night and a two hour nap during the day. When we were on vacation, that schedule got a little messed up, but he was happy to be back home and sleeping in his own bed.
He is still eating great! He is a watermelon eating machine! He loves the stuff!! He also loves grapes, Cheerios, Greek yogurt, grits, applesauce, oatmeal, peas, crackers, cookies, French fries, noodles (all), and just this week he ate some cheese and didn't spit it out! That was a first! He's still not a big fan of meat, but we try.
He started calling me Mama this week!! He has said it a few times in the past, but this week, when he wants to get my attention or wants something from me, he says, "Mama, Mama, Mama,..." It is music to my ears!
He is learning to play independently and also to play with Michael. He isn't needing me to to be with him every second of the day. He will walk around the house finding things to play with, and then will come check on me and make sure I'm still here. He has also started to play with cars, just like Michael. I'm sure that has something to do with that!
He is getting more and more comfortable with Andrew being the only one here at times. When we are all home, he loves Andrew and runs happily screaming "dada!" But, Sometimes I have to work late, so Andrew will come get the boys and take them home, feed them, and put them to bed. J was not a fan of this arrangement, but is getting much better about it.
It's been a great month! Less adjusting and more fun! We really are so blessed to have this little guy in our family!