Likes: Snuggles, Arthur, his toys (especially taggie monster and Sophie), eating his toes, avocado!
Dislikes: Loud noises, being left alone (or at least not being able to see mom), water splashed in his face (Arthur got a little over zealous in the tub), rain
Sleeping: Hit or miss. He was sleeping from 8pm to 7am straight, but lately he’s been waking up once or twice a night. Usually he just wants his paci, but sometimes he wants a bottle. Daytime naps are really miss most days. Apparently I just have a kid that doesn’t nap! Occasionally he takes a decent 1:00 – 1:30 nap, but that’s so so rare. Usually his nap is like 15-20 minutes two times a day.
Eating: Last night I introduced Q to his first food: avocado! I was planning on started sometime this week, but last night’s dinner involved an avocado and we didn’t use all of it. Perfect. We stuck him in the booster chair and I put some on his tray. He didn’t get the feeding himself part, so I would let him eat the avocado bits off my finger. He was actually swallowing most of it after squishing it around his mouth. He kept coming back for more, so I kept giving it. He ended up eating about a 1/3 of an avocado. Then he tried to eat my popcorn, but we wisely moved the bowl. Tuesday we’re having sweet potatoes, so we’ll try those.
Playing: Q’s really taken a shine to his toys lately. He loves messing with his taggie blankets and Sophie. But he’s also a fan of the wire ball and links. We’ve also been utilizing the jumper for a few minutes here and there. Mostly when I need to cook dinner and he’s very insistent on me holding him. So doesn’t work! At least in the jumper he can play and see me at the same time.
Milestones: Almost sitting up by himself. He can tripod for a decent amount of time before flopping over. He also discovered his toes a while back. His new trick is trying to take off his socks and chew on his toes. He gets so excited when he actually gets them in his mouth. Q’s also been “talking” a lot more. He’s extremely loud some days.
Out and About: Arthur’s been sick, so we haven’t been out and about as much these past two weeks. We did hit up CuriOdyssey (small zoo and science center) and the nearby playground. Yesterday the boys joined me at book club and on a Target run. And… that’s about it.