Sunday, April 22, 2012

A John Mills update at 4.75 months

My big boy is growing and changing so fast I can hardly keep up:
1. Rolling both ways
2. Eating from a spoon (green beans, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, bananas, and peas) loves it all! Also got his first teething biscuit. He screamed when I took it away. He gummed the whole thing!
3. Finally slept through the night!!!
4. Coos, giggles, tries to talk (I will get the video posted one day)
5. Can tripod (almost sit up unassisted)
6. Is no longer swaddled
7. Loves music, voices, and toys
8. Is taking 2 good naps and 2 catnaps a day
9. Sleeps from 10-8 (with one 5am feeding)
10. Loves his sister and all her silly noises
11. Is about to get a tooth
12. Almost never cries and is the happiest little guy you have ever seen!
We are smitten!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

He slept through the night!!!! Hallelujah!

The definition of torture is : letting your child "cry it out".
It is heartbreaking. BUT, after only one night of crying, John Mills slept from 10-5:30 and then 5:35-8am. Truly amazing! I feel like a new woman! Of course, Ace fell out of bed around 2:45, and woke us up, but I went right back to sleep after tucking her back in. Poor TJ, however, was unable to do so. He ended up turkey hunting but that's not so bad either. At least he had something to do with his insomnia!