a big update.

I’m finally feeling better, although my voice is still a little hoarse and I have some crud hanging around in my nose and chest–but not nearly what it was. Monkey’s nose was a little runny today and he was pulling at his ear so I’m hoping he’s not getting it, or if he does it isn’t too bad. He has his 6-month appointment in the morning, so we’ll mention it then.

Monkey’s been waking up at least once during the night for the last four or five days. We’ve fed him and he seems to go back to sleep well with some snuggling, but we’re not sure if he’s teething, his ear was bothering him, or if he’s just plain hungry. He seems to be hungrier than usual recently and we’re trying to increase his food accordingly and get him on a better feeding schedule. The last few days we’ve added another fruit or veggie meal to his day, and he’s still eating just as much milk and formula supplements as before, so we’ll see if that helps. Oh, and today he had his first taste of banana. Turns out our Monkey loves them. Who knew? I think it’s been his favorite new food so far.

He has been able to sit unassisted for long periods of time, upwards of half an hour or more playing at this point, as long as we sit him up. I did go in to get him up from his nap yesterday and found him sitting in his crib, which is the first time I think that I’ve seen him fully up without help (although he was crying a little bit and when he saw me he flopped right over and put his hands up to me).

He’s spent a good bit of time the last two weeks on his hands and knees, bouncing and rocking himself forward and backward. He’s able to move a little ways by giving himself one big push forward and throwing his arms out, but hasn’t gotten the hang of moving those limbs individually yet. He’s getting so close, though. He’s also been pulling himself up to standing on us while we’re playing, but hasn’t been able to do it grasping onto other things yet, like the table or his crib. He’s giving that his best go, though. He’s going to be motoring around before we know it!

In house news, we did get the washer and dryer all moved upstairs and water and electric run. Once we did we discovered that the washer was having more issues than we originally thought, and since we were only able to use the time dry on the other we decided to just go all out and replace them both while we were at it. We still need to get all the rooms moved around, which was hindered this week by me feeling so miserable, but we’re hoping to get that underway very soon. For now we’re just not running the laundry while Monkey’s sleeping, although they’re quieter than our old ones. We have done it and it doesn’t seem to bother him but we’d still rather avoid it unless we have to.

I think that’s mostly what we’ve been up to. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have a good report from the doctor!


1 Response to “a big update.”

  1. 1 Tori May 24, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Six months babies generally go through a huge growth spurt, which means more eating and sometimes more sleeping. Teething also adds to that fun. Sounds like he’s growing so quickly! Can’t wait to see more pictures of the cute little guy! 🙂

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