It seems we made it out of non-sleeping hell and into a much happier little baby! And guess who turned 11 months old yesterday? It's Arthur!!
Likes: Dirt (playing and eating), playing in the ottoman, his blankie (just call him Linus now)
Dislikes: Chicken (random, but he now boycotts it), being barred from the kitchen cabinets (see the picture evidence below)
Sleeping: Finally! We have turned the sleep corner. All last week, he's been going down around 7:30pm with little to no fuss and sleeping until 6am with sometimes one wakeup to eat. So much better! And naps are fairly consistent now. I put him down right after lunch and he sleeps 1-2 hours. Glorious!
Eating: All the things, except for chicken. He randomly decided to stop eating chicken this week. Oh well. Not a huge deal. We will keep offering it to him. Otherwise, he loves most food that I offer. His new favorite was my crab and shrimp tempura sushi rolls. Devoured it!
Playing: We've had a few playdates at playgrounds around the area. Arthur has been interacting more and more with the playground equipment and other children. I love watching him play.
- Organizing objects (recognizing patterns) -- Not yet. We're still working on putting things in instead of just taking things out.
- Drop in appetite -- Not yet. He's still ravenous, eating a ton at lunch and dinner. Breakfast has never been a huge eating event.
- Speaking a few words -- Not yet. Although he does imitate "all done" fairly closely. I think it's just sounds to him and not an actual word.
- Communicating wants and needs -- Definitely! He gestures, grunts, screeches (if I don't answer), and even reaches.
Schedule:We've settled back into one. I am so excited about this turn of life!
Out and About: Lots of errands. We had a couple of small incidental playdates: a home inspection and a open house crafting. Arthur and I also traveled all the way to Valley Fair Mall (roughly 15 minutes away) to get a new power adapter from the Apple Store. We finished off our week with a trip up to Fremont to see a few rental properties and lunch. A very eventful week!