Wednesday, May 18, 2011

29 weeks

Here is what is going on with Noah this week according to;

By now, you may have already told your baby that the telephone is not a toy, or that rattles are not for throwing, or that her sister's hair is not for pulling. At this age your baby may begin testing your authority by refusing to follow your simple directions. She's not really being disobedient or willful — just curious.  Keep in mind that she also simply can't remember things you tell her for more than a couple of seconds at a time. The best tactic is to use a simple "no" and then distract her.
Your baby's beginning to understand how objects relate to one another in three-dimensional space. She may be able to sort toys, grouping smaller items by size. Babies instinctively combine objects by stacking them and, as they get older, trying to fit them inside one another.  If your baby admires her reflection in a mirror and you suddenly appear behind her image, she's likely to turn and look for you instead of believing that you're in the mirror itself.  A simple game of peek-a-boo might be absolutely fascinating to your baby. That's because she's starting to understand object permanence (that an object she can't see can still exist) and loves games in which people or things appear and disappear.  Your baby can now straighten her back and twist her trunk as she sits. This ability enables her to sit for longer periods of play.

This has been a big week for our little guy.  He's a crawler now!  Saturday he started doing a couple scoots and ape walks (crawling on his hands and feet rather than knees and hands), but by Sunday he was able to get himself to something that he wanted a few yards away.  He's not proficient yet, but he's gaining speed, strength and stability with it everyday. 

We also tried several new foods this week.  We tried yogurt, which was the first food that I've seen him not like... I think it was too tart for him.  I got him eating 1/4 cup of it every day or two by combining plain yogurt with a mashed up banana, and then it went down just fine.  After a few days of that I was able to get him to eat it plain.  We also started on oatmeal cereal, which I made by grinding whole oats in the food processor and then cooking with water.  We also tried a cooked egg yolk one morning (mixed in rice cereal), but that didn't seem to go over too well... it was an off day for him and I couldn't get him to open his jaws for any solid food all day long... so I'm not sure if he hated the egg and shut down as a result, or if he just wasn't feeling well initially.  I'll probably wait a few weeks and then try again.  And finally we tried pureed pear.  This week I'm hoping to try pureed peas, tofu, and homemade cereal made from brown rice.  I've been giving Noah water in a sippy cup (because he still won't take a bottle), but he hasn't really mastered the sucking part yet.  He loves it as a toy, and chews on it some and gets some water out, but not much.  I've tried pouring a sip or two in his mouth every now and then, but it always results in him choking and the water not going down the right pipe.  I have given him several ice cubes to suck on though, and he seems to love those.  He's been drooling a ton, so I think he's getting close to teething, and I'm hoping the ice is giving his gums some relief.  Now Noah eats 2-3 solid food feedings a day, and still nurses every 3 hours.

Since age 8 weeks Noah has been sleeping through the night, from 8 pm until about 6 am.  Within the past week he has started getting up between 11 and 2, and then again between 4 and 5.  I am really hoping this is a growth spurt or a phase and that this isn't our new "norm".  In all it's still not bad cause I've had it so easy for so long, and I still get plenty of sleep around his feedings.


Jana said...

great downward dog!

Kim Alford said...

Yay!! How fun that he's crawling!!:) cute cute pics too!! <3