Well, this past month has certainly been eventful. Jonathan made it through most of June without needing a late night feeding and towards the end he didn’t wake at all! Josh would occasionally need to give him his pacifier but overall his sleeping has dramatically improved which has helped me immensely. The past two nights though he has needed to eat in the middle of the night, growth spurt perhaps?
We celebrated his 5 month birthday with rice cereal. He did fine the first try but for the second try he wasn’t as enthused. The next day I gave him some avacado which I’m not sure he actually swallowed. On Tuesday, we went to Lexington to visit my Grandparents and he got some mashed potatoes. I know I shouldn’t have introduced so much so fast probably but he did fine with it all and it was small quantities. The next week he had sweet potatoes and corn and green beans. He did not like the green beans but we’ll keep trying.
We also celebrated the 4th of July at the Crouseys, had a good party, good food and Jonathan swam again. He got dunked a bit this time but didn’t seem to mind. He was much less fussy than he was in mid June. He does really well when we go out- fell asleep at the Crouseys and didn’t wake when he was transferred to the car or crib, then he did well outlet shopping with me and Grammy today and he slept at Jen and Jordan’s during Jen’s birthday party. He was a very sweet peaceful demeanor and is setting the bar pretty high for his future siblings.
I love being a mother….I am surprised at how many of my views and opinions have changed now that I actually have a child. All have gotten better I think, but I have so much more to live for, love, and enjoy in life and its all thanks to my little Johnny.