Monday, March 12, 2012

7 Months Old!

At 7 months old you are almost sitting unassisted. You can sit on your own for a little while before you start to tip over. Sitting alone seems like such a "big baby" thing to do, I can't believe you are almost at that point already. Just last night while on your belly, you managed to squirm and roll your way over to the other side of the room to get to a toy you wanted. Once you get that knee under you you'll be off crawling. Unbelievable.

Your personality is really starting to show and you are as sweet as your big brothers and as stubborn as well. This past weekend Gavin and I enjoyed our first night away since you've come home. Grandma and Aunt Maegan babysat while Gavin and I enjoyed our overnight in Niagra Falls. It was great to spend some time together (mostly talking about the kids, isn't that always the way?) and enjoy a leisurely dinner, we don't get out often enough. I was hoping that would change, but it seems that you were too stubborn to take a bottle for Grandma or Maegan, so I doubt they'll be to eager to babysit overnight for a while. Must work on the bottle taking A.S.A.P.

We also need to work on getting you to sleep longer stretches. Waking every 2-3 hours (at most) at 7 months old just isn't working for this Mommy anymore :) Soon you may just find yourself in your own bedroom, maybe it will help. I can't imagine you sleeping any less. Your schedule during the day is great and you've been going longer stretches between feedings and taking your solid food like a champ. Night sleep will come with time I'm sure.

Happy 7 Months Grayson!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Bye Bye Soother!

For the longest time the boys had been limited to only using their soothers when going to sleep, but last month we decided to toss the last bit of babyhood in the garbage! it seemed like the best time because there were no transitions happening. We always had an excuse for letting Owen hang on to the security of his "seus" and Noah, he just got to use it because his big brother had one :)
Having the two older kids go to sleep so easily and sleep all night also played a part in not pushing them to let it go. This mommy is oh so tired with Grayson still waking multiple times a night, I had no desire to mess with the other two's sleep.

We told the boys that if they tossed their soothers in the garbage then they would be able to go shopping and pick out a new toy. It worked like a charm and they handled it so well. No tears or major fussing at bedtime since. Owen did tell us he was sad he didn't have his soother anymore, but hasn't made much of a deal out of it since that conversation. Way to go boys!