Week Nine Summary

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Tess’s 9th week of life was from Thursday September 25 – Wednesday October 1st. She was 8 weeks old during this week!

Nursing: Since I weaned off the middle of the night feeding this week I noticed her spit up increase. ALL of my babies have been “happy spitters” and I for sure think it’s due to my abundant supply. I think with the other two I dropped feedings SO fast and that made my supply issues worse b/c my body couldn’t adjust to the dropped feedings. With Tess I plan to keep the dream feed longer than I did with the other two. I think it’s more for MY benefit than hers! Cutting out the middle of the night feeding caused me to start feeling too full, leaking more, and caused her to start spitting up more. I tried pumping one day after the morning feeding and it helped minimize her spitting up the rest of the day. 

I stopped having ANY pain this week while nursing!!! Y’all. I had BAD pain and really thought it would last forever. It lasted 8 weeks. Which is a long time, don’t get me wrong, but if I can push through it so can you! Don’t give up when nursing gets tough…it WILL get easier!!! So glad I was able to start just 100% enjoying nursing her πŸ™‚

Bottle feeding started to get tough this week (spoiler alert: bottle feeding has been a HUGE battle with this baby!!!). She would drink from it but it was just a struggle. On Saturday Zach did a bottle for her at 4 and she only drank 1.5 oz total. Then she was STARVING at the 7:00 feeding and nursed for 90 min! 

We took our first trip to the park as a family on Sunday and Zach did the bottle and she only ended up drinking 3 oz and then was HUNGRY the next feeding because that wasn’t enough for her. 

I started to get very, very nervous about the bottle situation. Hawaii was only 2 weeks away and she HAD to be able to drink a bottle for Mrs. Charlotte! I ordered a Medela Calma Nipple
as I’ve always used Medela bottles and thought maybe that nipple would help. On Wednesday we tried it for her 4:00 feeding. She drank 2 oz super fast but then took 90 minutes just to drink another 1.5 oz. We decided that the new nipple wasn’t helping for sure!!!  At this age she should be drinking at least 4 oz per feeding πŸ™

Schedule: 

Still the same! Eating at 7, 10, 1, 4, 7, 11. 

Her awake time length this week was right at 60 min. So that means she’d wake at 7 and then go down for nap at 8, etc. 

Sleep:


I did some more sleep journaling this week so be warned πŸ˜‰

Wednesday night she woke at 5 am (so technically early Thur morning!) Zach gave her the paci three times and realized when we got her up at 6:55 that she’d had a MASSIVE poop diaper!

Thursday was a tough day. Didn’t nap well at all. Maybe from the wonder week? She also broke out of the swaddle several times. She doesn’t get her arms out…she gets the LEGS out and it totally messes up her sleep!

Thursday night did df at 11. She woke at 5:15 with the hiccups. Zach gave her the paci and held her for about 30 min and then she slept solid until 6:40

I found out this week that she does better for her naps when I just leave her rather than going in. She fusses a bit then goes back to sleep. Never hardcore cries. However at her last nap of the day she will NOT go back to sleep and just seemed wide awake. It’s VERY normal for the last nap of the day to be the toughest! 

Friday night she slept until 5:45 and was broken completely out of the swaddle. Zach went in once (and I got up and pumped a little for comfort) and then she slept solid until 7:15! Yay!

Saturday we had a tough time with the bottle but then she nursed for a long time at her 7:00 feeding and then needed help going to sleep after the df? Which NEVER happens. BUT she sttn without a single peep! I had to wake her at 7:15!

On Sunday her naps were not good all day. The best nap she had was in the car seat at church! I started to treat her last nap as a true “cat nap” She would wake at 6 every time so I started getting her up at 6:20 and then bathing her early and feeding her early (6:45).

She sttn perfectly Sat, Sun, Mon and Tues nights! Def good to go for officially saying we have a baby who sleeps through the night!!!!!!!!

By mid-week her naps went back to solid as well. Her df also started getting quicker. I was able to be in the bed by 11:45! 

After church we leave her in the car seat and just put it in her crib so we can see her (she has the snuza on too to monitor her breathing!)

Still rocking the gloves πŸ˜‰

I had a foot appointment this week and took Tess with me, assuming she’d nap her first nap in the car seat. Well. Car seat napping days are OVER. She didn’t fall asleep in the car on the way there. Then I got there and she was crying. I used my car seat canopy for the first time and had the sleep sheep going and just rocked the car seat until she finally fell asleep. I guess the babysitting days have arrived for when I have appointments! While I was doing all of that an older lady came over to me and commented about how she remembered those days. Then she said that now she’s caring for her husband who is in poor health and it’s like caring for an infant again. Um. SO SAD. 

Other Stuff About Tess:

  • When changing her diaper we pat dry to help avoid diaper rash
  • She is SO smily and happy during her df!
  • She is the happiest baby and smiles SO BIG all the time. I love that gummy grin!
  • She started laughing this week…so adorable
  • I love love love love the softness of her hair! I love to play with it while I nurse her. It’s just so soft and sweet!

First golf cart ride. We lasted a few minutes then Zach got worried the battery was going to die so we turned around πŸ˜‰

First playground visit!

I had her sad eyes when she hasn’t slept well πŸ™

CRAZY HAIR!

Finally got some sister pics this week!

And, of course, I had to get some of her church outfit πŸ™‚ Britt wore this dress for our Christmas card pics when she was born! It was pretty tight on Tess (I didn’t button it in the back) but it was cute πŸ™‚

More pics of my sweet baby girl from this week!

Postpartum: I felt pretty frustrated this week with my weight loss. It’s taking SO MUCH longer this time around. I started working out each night after her last feeding of the day. With my foot it’s hard but I would either do the elliptical or do yoga (I found this great EASY Yoga For Weight Loss DVD!)

I also found if I nap too long before her dream feed that it makes it MEGA hard to get up for it. I started only letting myself get a 45 min nap and that allowed me to bounce out of bed and be nice and alert for the dream feeding!

Sibling Comparison: You can see Kye’s week 9 summary here! He started spitting up more at this age too. Kye, so far, was my BIGGEST spitter. Hopefully Tess won’t be as bad as her brother!

You can see Britt’s week 9 summary here! SO crazy that she was wearing size 6 months clothes at this age!!! Tess is still barely in 3 month! I also can’t believe I got mastitis at this point with Britt. SO thankful I haven’t had it with Tess (at least not yet).  

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Hey Guys, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happy place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

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Week Nine Summary

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Week nine of Brittlynn’s life was from Jan 31st through Feb 6th. She had a great week while mine wasn’t so wonderful but we’ll get to that!

Sleep: She officially started sleeping in her big girl crib (you can read why we waited so long HERE). Honestly, I noticed zero difference. I don’t think she had a single issue with the transition from the pack and play to the crib. And I’m glad we had her in the pack and play so long as I think it’ll help her sleep in it well for when we travel!

I was feeling so horrible that on Tuesday night I slept through the dream feed, again. She actually didn’t wake up at all though so she slept from 9 pm until 7 am!!! It was the first time she’d completely slept through the night in awhile and we decided that the dream feed may have been messing up her sleep cycle. When we went in there to get her she was completely unswaddled and had a full poop diaper. We were shocked she slept so great! 

She is a beyond happy child. NEVER fusses and really has no sleep cues. I literally have to go by the clock. When I put her down she will fuss for up to 20 minutes but will fall asleep on her own.  Sometimes she won’t even fuss at all. She really loves her mobile and we can hear her chatting away to it before she drifts off to sleep.  We rarely have to go into her room at all now! She now will sleep solid for the nap and will start to wake up right on time for her next feeding.  And when I do have to go in and wake her at feeding time she greets me with a HUGE grin. It’s AWESOME!!! Her worst nap is the last one of the day (from 6:30-8) which is normal for babies at this age. It can be tough since that’s a busy time of the day for Kye but we get through it! We do not use the paci at all unless she simply will not sleep for a nap. I’d say if she ever gets it (which is rare) then it’s during that last nap of the day.

At night I completely stopped feeding her if she wakes. Zach takes the mobile out into the living room and turns on the bathroom fan in our room so I can’t hear her crying then he lays on the couch until she falls back to sleep. She’ll scream sometimes but she will go back to sleep. Often she wakes at like 6 and does this and it isn’t too bad at all. Sometimes she only makes a few noises then goes back to sleep and sometimes it’s 20 min of crying. 

First time sleeping in crib!

Often when she does wake in the middle of the night it was due to her being completely unswaddled. I thought the great thing about the miracle blanket was that they weren’t supposed to be able to break out of it so we were pretty annoyed. Then I asked Kelly about it and she asked if we were making sure to swaddle her with her palms down…um nope! When you put them palms down they can’t bend their arms and break out πŸ˜‰ It helped SO much!!!

Isn’t it a wonderful thing to have a great sleeping child?!?! It’s not luck…it’s Babywise!!!

Schedule: Since we decided to drop the dream feed she does have a newish schedule now and is down to eating 5 times a day.

7:00: start the day, change diaper, eat
8:00-8:30: change diaper, get dressed, awake time
8:30-10:30: nap
10:30-11:30: eat
11:30-12:00: change diaper, awake time
12:00-2:00: nap
2:00-3:00: eat
3:00-3:30: change diaper, awake time, alone time with Mommy
3:30-5:00: nap
5:00-6:00: eat
6:00-6:30: change diaper, awake time, family dinner
6:30-8:20: nap
8:20: awake, bath, put pjs on
8:30-9:30: eat, last feeding of day
9:30: put directly to bed after eating

I like not having the dream feed and think I’ll probably still pump at 10:30 just to be fully empty before bed so I can be comfortable through the night.

Here’s what else Britt has been up to:

  • She ran out of size 1 diapers so I opened a BIG, HUGE value box of them then she started having tons of blow outs so I realized she needed the size 1-2 transition diapers. Awesome. Guess I’ll have a TON of diapers for any upcoming baby shower diaper cakes πŸ˜‰
  • Even though her hands are usually in a fist, I LOVE her long sweet fingers
  • While Britt still has wet diapers every feeding (very wet btw) her poop amount went down a lot. Sometimes down to just one a day but she’ll typically have a poop diaper in the morning meaning she’s pooping at night. 
  • If we skip her bath her hair gets really greasy so she’s a must-wash-hair-everyday girl
  • I don’t have to work to keep her awake during feedings anymore, except for the 8:30 one at night as she does get sleepy quick at bed time!
  • Her nursery is officially (mostly) finished!

She still has her little angel kisses beside her ear and below her nostril. She also still has her stork bite on the back of her neck (hidden completely by her hair though, which she also still has PLENTY of yay!).

She has so much hair, in fact, that if I don’t brush it when it’s wet then she wakes up with CRAZY hair like her mama and brother do! It cracked me up that this was how her hair naturally was one morning. What was even funnier was that Kye went in with me to wake her up and the first thing he said was “oh Britt your hair is gorgeous!” haha. Kye LOVES to wake up Brittlynn, here’s a video of him going in with me to wake her. Love it πŸ˜‰

She worked on bringing her hands together

and can do it!!!

She’s so big that I decided to try out her size 6 month stuff and it fits!!!

Only 9 weeks old and wearing 6 month size already!!!

She has ZERO baby acne, I wish I could have her pretty skin!

Every single second that she is awake she is so happy which makes everyone around her happy too

She has a contagious laugh and smile

I just want to squeeze her when I see pictures this cute πŸ™‚

Postpartum Update: Whew. Rough one. You’d think by this point that I’d be 100% adjusted and good to go…I’m totally not trying to scare those of you who are adding a second baby to your home, but it’s not easy by any means!!!

I mentioned last week my concerns about my bleeding, exhaustion, and headaches. I debated about whether or not to call the doctor and decided I’d call on Tuesday morning (the 7th). Of course I woke up and had completely stopped bleeding! SO my luck! I still decided to call as, also with my luck, I figured I’d start up again. They said they wanted to see me so Mrs. Charlotte came to the house that afternoon and kept both kids so I could run up there. Zach was home too and it worked out good because he was able to show her how to put Brittlynn to bed and how to handle her during naps and such so she’ll know when she starts babysitting for us πŸ˜‰ I kinda regretted going to the dr. It was pretty much a joke. The midwife I saw wasn’t very helpful and kinda looked at me like I was stupid. She said that I need to make sure I’m eating often and resting. She said that having a second baby is a BIG deal and I need to focus on just taking care of myself. They had to draw blood (yippie) and it all came back fine.

While it’s great news that I was fine, it was bad news to me that I need to take it easy. I felt like an idiot and a failure. I mean I’m tougher than that! NINE weeks postpartum?!?! I should be 100% back to normal, not still feeling so tired. I was really upset with myself and had a little pity party to get over it. 

Wednesday night I woke up several times during the night, barely able to move my right arm. They drew the blood from the crook in my right elbow so I thought maybe it was sore from that? Especially since I have bad veins? It was KILLER pain. When I woke up I realized I also had a fever. It was 100.5 degrees which is MEGA high for me. Since it was a Thursday Kye didn’t have school. I knew I was way too sick to be taking care of both kids and didn’t want Kye to get sick so I called Mrs. Charlotte and asked if she could watch Kye for the morning so I could try to sleep it off when Britt slept during her naps. I texted Robyn about it and she said I needed to go to the dr. Good call!!! So instead Mrs. Charlotte came to the house and watched both kids for me again so I could go to the dr. I was able to get to the walk-in clinic right when they opened. Thankfully, the kids pediatrician is also my dr! Isn’t that great? So I can use the walk-in clinic too!

Typically I pride myself in never leaving the house looking less than my best. Um. Not that day. I literally didn’t wear any make up and wore one of Zach’s baseball hats to cover my hair. Awesome. The lady I saw said, right away, that it was mastitis. Which shocked me. The night before my right breast had a tiny bit of pain when I pumped but nothing major. How could it be mastitis?!?! She said the infection was actually in my right breast and my right arm. SO random. She prescribed me 10 days worth of meds (three times a day) and told me to continue to nurse Britt, but always start on the right side. Then to pump after each feeding and in the middle of the night. 

It was a REALLY rough time for me. I felt horrible. Thankfully the meds kicked in quick but Zach left Sunday for Texas for 5 days for work. Great timing. On top of that the meds really affected Brittlynn. She started having pretty bad diarrhea like all the time. And she started taking 2 HOURS to nurse at EACH feeding. It was crazy. Poor Kye! He wouldn’t get to eat dinner until after his bed time because I’d be nursing her from 5 until 7! I’m pretty amazed with myself for getting through that crazy week. I’m kinda glad I’m behind on the blogging b/c I’m sure I would have been hardcore Mrs. Negative if I wrote this post when it was actually going on!!!

On a positive note I did lost 0.8 lb πŸ˜‰ And on another positive note I got a TON more breastmilk stored up from all my pumping! It’s really crazy that I got mastitis because I honestly didn’t even see any symptoms coming. It just HIT me. I heard from some other moms that they get it with every child. Since I had it twice with Kye, and now once with Britt, I can only assume I’ll be getting it with babies 3 and 4 too. 

Zach joked with me soon after Britt was born that he can always tell when I’m tired because my eyes get further apart. It’s become a running joke with us and while he was in Texas, while I was nursing for a total of 10 hours a day, dealing with mastitis, and taking care of two kids for the first time completely on my own…I was for sure the most exhausted I’ve been in a long time so I took a picture of myself. I wanted to see these crazy eyes πŸ˜‰

They don’t really look further apart but my right one looks funky huh?!?! Like smaller and lower!!! 

THIS is what exhaustion looks like…at least I’m still smiling!!!

Looking back on Kye’s Nine Week Summary makes me feel a little guilty about Brittlynn. I was hardcore working on all kinds of stuff with Kye and I feel like I’m not able to do nearly as much with her. There are so many advantages and disadvantages to each place in the birth order chain. While I feel like I don’t work with her on as many things as I did Kye, I feel like she has a big advantage of learning so much from her older brother. She’s exposed to a TON more language than he ever was at this age. So it’s a give and take I guess. Looking back at his post…I said in it that I was rushing him through milestones and that someday I’d look back and wish I could slow things down. That statement couldn’t be more true! I wish I could savior each and every second with my sweet kids while I can!!! I can’t even remember Kye being that tiny! Check out his hair too…makes me hopeful that Britt will keep hers because he was already pretty much bald by this point. Poor kid πŸ™‚

journeyofphood

Hey Guys, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happy place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

My work has been featured on Today Parenting and Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. I’m also honored to be a member of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network.

You can read more about our family on my About Me page. Also be sure to follow along with me on Instagram, FacebookΒ and Pinterest!

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3 Comments

  1. Forddygirl
    February 24, 2012 / 2:41 pm

    EM, she is seriously scrumptious πŸ™‚ I love her hair, too! ANd btw, mack had the clearest most beautiful baby skin i've ever seen adn Britt's ranks right up there w/ his. So funny!

  2. Anonymous
    February 24, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    I agree with Kelly !!! She is beautiful- such a doll!! And in some of these pics I was seriously thinking she sorta reminded me if Mack…maybe it is that beautiful skin!-Danielle B

  3. emilysparker
    February 29, 2012 / 4:17 am

    @91ddb49b23c85dd62065741fa42f7b4a i think we have twin children! to me, rhyan and kye favor each other and britt and mack do too!!!!

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Week Nine Summary

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It’s hard to believe my little boy is 10 weeks old! Not a newborn anymore huh? Not that he has looked like a newborn for awhile but still I liked the excuse, “well we just had a baby.” I guess I can’t get away with that one anymore dangit! Anyway here’s what’s been going on this week:

Hands Together

When I did his 2 month update I realized I didn’t know if he can hold his hands together or not so I thought I’d watch out for it this week. And he can!
Napping

I know I mentioned before the nightmare I’ve had with naps. I’ve spent this week reading all I can on the Babywise Blog to try to get some advice. I considered trying Cry It Out…which is a big BW thing where you let the baby cry until they stop on their own, even if it’s the whole nap. I feel guilty doing this because it’s my fault he cries since he’s only crying b/c he wants the pacifier back! I spent the week logging all of his naps and I discovered that he typically sleeps great the first 30-45 min then he wakes up wanting the pacifier and pretty much needs me to go in there and put the paci back in like every 3-5 min for the rest of the nap which is about an hour. Annoying? YES!

I read on the Babywise Blog to put him to sleep RIGHT when he does his first yawn so that’s what we do πŸ™‚
I felt like I was not doing Babywise correctly because he has the paci and that’s a sleep-prop (very anti-BW) and I don’t do CIO. Seth and Crissy came over last night and since she did BW (she was the one who introduced it to me) I asked them what I should do. Crissy made me feel SO much better about myself because she said I’m technically doing Cry It Out since we don’t hold him or comfort him until he falls asleep.

What I do is when he yawns I swaddle him, close the blinds, turn of the light, pat him on the back for a few minutes, kiss him, put him down, put the paci in. I always leave the room with him awake! I thought I was failing because I keep going in there when he cries for the paci but Crissy said I’m not actually comforting him when I go in and I never pick him up so I’m still doing it the “Babywise Way.”

Here he is right before I leave the room!
Then today I met with Stacy for lunch (so so so much fun!!!). She’s a Babywise Mom too and her son uses a paci (Stevie never did so Seth and Crissy couldn’t help me there). I told her my issues and my routine and she said Zach and I are doing it exactly how she did it; that it’s okay to go in there a thousand times as long as we don’t pick him up and that he’s still learning to self soothe and put himself back to sleep! I feel soooo relieved knowing that I’m doing the best I can do! I don’t feel as guilty about the stupid pacifier (although next baby will NOT have the joy of using it!). Stacy said it will get better and that this going-in-there-every-three-min-thing shouldn’t last too long. It gives me hope πŸ™‚ I’m going to keep charting everything and see what works!

Finally asleep πŸ™‚
I also think that maybe he’s had issues b/c of something I’ve been eating lately. For Mother’s Day Zach made a Greek Salad with feta and I ate one on Saturday, one on Sunday, and TWO on Monday (what can I say I LOVE Greek Salad!). We didn’t think about it then but the feta may not have been the best thing for my milk…Kye’s little tummy has been rumbling and his naps haven’t been so great. So I think that may be part of it! No more Greek Salad for me, or at least not so often!

When Kye is actually asleep when it’s time to for him to eat he’s sooo cute when you unswaddle him. I, of course, had to get a little video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHU399HvTMU

Whenever I go in his room to check on him he’s usually smiling, just like he does once it’s time to get up! That smile is hard to resist πŸ™‚ He smiles a lot in response to things too especially when I smile at him or Zach does.

Discovering the World

I think part of the nap issues may also be that he’s really discovering things lately. He moves that little head from side to side constantly when I’m holding him in my lap or on my shoulder. He’ll do his big eyed, open mouth look and just stare at things. I try to explain to him what he’s looking at but most of the time I can’t even figure it out! I do know he LOVES the color red (which is typical of all babies) as his curtains are red (big mistake I think) so when I close them for his nap he’ll just stare and stare and stare at them so I have to make sure to turn him away from them so he’ll remember that it’s sleepy time.

Happy Spitter

Kye has had some CRAZY amount of spit-up this week! Like CRAZY. As in I-have-to-change-clothes-four-times-a-day crazy! I think it’s to do with my milk and this whole process of getting my supply to go down. I also think he just doesn’t know when to stop and will over eat so then it has no where else to go but out. I honestly am questioning whether or not the child even has GERD. He’s still on the Zantac but he’s spitting up like crazy…is that normal? Also he doesn’t care AT ALL when he does it. He won’t fuss, cry, or seem in pain at all. He’ll just be smiling away and bam vomit. Sometimes he even projectile vomits! I’ve been carrying him and I don’t even realize he’s puked until I hear it hit the floor. Sooo gross. And a lot of the time he’ll puke while I’m nursing so I’ll have nice warm puke right in the middle of my breasts…sexxxxxxy.

Strong Boy

With the whole roll over thing I’ve really noticed how high he can hold up his head. He will prop up on his arms and hold up his head and chest for several minutes before getting tired. Also when I hold him or have him sit with me his head rarely falls to the side anymore! I’ve been counting down until he can sit by himself and while he’s no where NEAR that milestone yet I thought I’d try him on his little infant seat. The box says not to use it until he is 4 months old but the way he holds his head made me think it may be okay to use it early.

Watching how great he sits on his own against our nursing chair is what made me try it!
I’m pretty impressed! While I don’t think it’d be okay to leave him in it for very long, look how great he did!

He really liked it even though he did kind of fall to the side after a little while haha maybe we’ll pull it out again in a couple weeks πŸ™‚ I think you can tell he’s my first child b/c I’m all rush rush rush to get him to achieve things, I hear that one day I’ll wish I could slow it all down πŸ™‚

Your Baby Can Read

Yes, the infomercial. I know. I’m a sucker! But have you ever watched it? The babies really do read! I did some research before ordering it and a lot of the info I found said it really does work so why not? I do not believe in tv watching before the recommended age of two but I do plan to show him the dvd and follow the instructions for him to be able to learn all the words. I feel guilty having him sit in front of the tv to watch it but most people let their babies watch regular tv and at least this should help him! Why am I doing Your Baby Can Read? Well I really wanted to teach him a foreign language! Since I’m home all day with him why not give him the best start possible? Well, Zach was mega against it so we made a compromise and since I can’t teach him a foreign language I get to do this! While we won’t see results for a long time (I’m starting it SUPER young, they recommend 3 months to start but say most people don’t start until even later) I’m enjoying it so far. He really, really loves the video and loves when we read the books and cards. His favorite? “Arms Up!” I show him how to do it and he always laughs!

It also provided me with what to look for in his language development. I need to be hearing him do vowel sounds and blowing out air, all signs that he’s heading in the right direction for speaking someday (duh not anytime soon). I noticed that all his gurgling IS different sounds and that he even blows out! I didn’t know babies could do so much so young! It’s so neat how every little sound he makes now adds up to him being able to communicate with me later!

Here he’s watching it!

Another thing I learned that he loves from the video is “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” I don’t do the little typical hand thing with it, instead I made up a little game where the spider crawls up him, the rain falls down him, etc. He LOVES it and it’s a for sure smile everytime!

I’ve also learned that he’s enjoying peek-a-boo now! He loves it when I do it to him, as in “where’s kye?” but doesn’t understand yet when I do “where’s Mommy?”

Rattle

When looking over milestones for the second month I saw that he should be able to hold a rattle in his hand. Well up until then he hardly opened his hands! He loved to punch things but never open handed. Of course as soon as I read that I decided we should work on it πŸ™‚

I put this rattle in his hand and was pretty impressed that he held on to it! I don’t think he understood that it was in his hand but he held it there for a long time and shook it when he moved.

He is starting to open up his hands more this week and when he reaches he still mostly does it with a closed fist but he’s starting to do it open-handed some as well. Zach called me in his room all excited because Kye grabbed this ring all by himself! Yay!

I know it seems like a week of a lot of little accomplishments, but to me I have had SO much fun! I love having little goals for us to work on together! It’s such a big responsibility to be a parent and as a stay at home mom, it’s my full time job to help him grow and develop into the best he can become ya know? I feel like it’s so important that I work with him on things and help him learn all that he can because these are the years when he will learn the most and will learn it all the easiest and quickest!

journeyofphood

Hey Guys, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happy place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

My work has been featured on Today Parenting and Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. I’m also honored to be a member of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network.

You can read more about our family on my About Me page. Also be sure to follow along with me on Instagram, FacebookΒ and Pinterest!

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