My baby boy is growing up! When I look at photos of him now, I see a boy and I see less of the baby I once knew. How do we stop time?! It’s absolutely amazing to watch him transform. I hardly remember the newborn Owen. I know I’m going to miss having a baby around so I am trying to soak it all in.
Milestones: Owen is sitting unassisted. I still have to place pillows behind him for the odd time he falls backward however, he’s doing so well. We worked on this little by little each day and it impresses me how one day he just caught on. It actually amazes me with all his milestones and new learned skills how much it really his him waking up one morning and just getting it.
Words: In addition to Baba, Dada & Didi he now says Mama!!!! But only when he’s unhappy. He’s recently added Nana, also when he’s unhappy.
Overall Health & Sleep: I’ve been so happy that Owen has been a healthy little boy overall. He’s only had one virus (a cold) and other than having a little battle with Eczema, he has been doing so well. He’s still taking fish oil, probiotics (infinitely for general health) & his Unda drops (holistic) and we will be going for a follow up with my naturopath in two months time. I haven’t seen any progress yet but with supplements, you cannot expect to see results fully until at least three months have passed.
I am thrilled with is negative nut allergy results and have given Owen peanut butter twice now. I will continue to feed it to him on. A regular along with other typical allergen foods.
Owen has been doing well with sleep and naps. He’s still bouncing between 2-3 naps a day depending on when his first nap commence. I am working on weaning him off the night feed still. I decided to try the method of reducing the formula to water ratio in his bottle until it is just water. Now if he wakes and won’t soothe back he is offered no more than two ounces of water and usually will only drink one. We have had two nights this week where he slept 12 hours strait. I am hoping this trend continues until he issued ping right through every night. I am currently writing this update after waking to offer him water and waiting for him to fall back to sleep.
Eating solids for the past month has been majorly challenging. He refuses a lot of his meals and meal times have turned stressful for both of us. I’ve had to take a step back and really let him dictate how meal times go and fight everything in me that says he hasn’t eaten enough. Some meals he will eat lots and then the next few he will eat a few spoonfuls or bites and he won’t want anymore food. Apparently this is a phase that he will get through. It has improved most recently and I just hope it continues to. I’ve been feeding him purée but more and more finger foods and he seems to do so well with that. I also really would like to steer away from the purée but for now it’s how I can ensure he eats the most so we combine the two.
Owen loves to play independently and with me. He’s at a great age now for this. He loves playing with the Fisher Price blocks that you place shapes in the holes on the lid of the box. He has his V-Tech sit to stand that he’s obsessed about. He loves to jump around in his bouncer still. And ultimately still loves to stand. A lot. I think it’s his favourite activity. He doesn’t show any interest in crawling so we are convinced he will go strait to walking. He’s already started to walk assisted a little. Since the weather is still so nice, we go on many walks and outings. Once it cools down I’m going to have to find more things to keep this boy busy. We may need to go to more drop in centres. Both him and I get really bored if we are stuck inside all day. In fact I need to start reading up on activity ideas for his age so if any of you have any ideas, please let me know.
And to end this post on a sweet note: Baby Eye Candy!!