One Down and One to Go

Weaning

One Down and One to Go…..I have dropped the morning nursing session.  This was usually around 5:30am and Coen would sometimes go back to bed for 30-60 min after.  The day I dropped it he slept straight until 6:15 so I decided it would be a good chance to do it.  He did great! I offered him water and then he played for a bit and then he ate breakfast.  The second day he slept a little later again and seemed to go with it.  The third morning (a Monday) he was a screaming mess at 5:30 and my husband went in to offer some water.  He drank a little, settled down but then started fussing again.  He was cranky the entire morning until I brought him to daycare.  He has been extra clingy and huggy with me.  I feel awful.  I am not sure if it is the drop of our morning session, the change in schedule, a cold, the upper teeth that seem to never come or his constipation/belly issues but it’s so hard to see him like this.  I know with any transition time will only help.  I am going to give it some time before we drop the dreaded nighttime session.  Last week for the first time in forever he actually fell asleep while I nursed him before bed.  Something I will always miss…….

 

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Coen: 12 Month Update

Coen’s 12 month Update

One year…..how did this happen?  Baby boy has grown so much and is such a little man with his own personality.  I am so proud to be his mother.

Height:  Almost 30 inches

Weight:  24 lbs and 4 oz

Likes: Cruising, crawling, babbling, food, pulling himself up, walking with toy walker, clapping, waving and imitating what we do.

Dislikes: Car rides, diaper/outfit changes and taking his 12 month pics!  My husband had to hold him down to get them.

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Sleep:  He has the same schedule as 11 months. He has two naps at about 9 and 2pm and sleeps from 7:30 to until 5-6:30.  Dropping the morning nursing has created an early riser but I hope he will go back to the norm once he adjusts.

Eating:   I started weaning at 11 months.  I dropped to feeding him 4 times a day and slowly started dropping my pumps at work.  A day before he turned a year I dropped down to nursing once a day.  The bedtime nursing will be the last to go and most likely the hardest on him (and me).  He has 3 meals a day and two snacks now.  We are offering milk (breast milk mostly) in the morning and once during the day.

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Diapers:  We are on to size 4s.  We went through 190ish diapers this month.  I totally lost track of this! We did make it a whole year without buying diapers though.  I stocked up like crazy when pregnant and got a ton at my shower.

Clothes:  He is in 18 Month clothing!

Coen: 11 Month Update

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Coen’s 11 month Update

Is it possible it has almost been a year?  Soon after turning 10 months Coen really started crawling.  Once he started getting good at crawling, he started working on pulling up on everything and then cruising the furniture.

Height: 28ish inches

Weight:  Over 23 lbs maybe

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Likes: Standing(assisted), dancing, giving high 5s, clapping, smiling, finger foods, Duncan , getting into any and everything and waving.

Dislikes: Car rides and diaper changes…..he also cries a lot when I enter a room.  I am not sure what is up with it but he has been doing it for awhile now.  It’s like he realizes he missed me so when he sees me he just wants to be with me…or so I like to believe.

 

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Sleep: He is sleeping about the same anywhere from 7:30/8 to 6-6:30 with a waking/feeding at around 5:30.  He has started to wake around 3:30/4 crying and fussing but puts him self back to sleep.  I am not sure if it is tummy troubles, teeth or what.  He is napping better for us.  We get at least one longer nap in morning and the afternoon one could go either way.

Eating:   I am still breastfeeding/pumping and he eats anywhere from 3-5 hours.  No change in bottles and still having solids 3 times a day.  We introduced wheat bread, yolks, cottage cheese this month.   He still has a sensitive stomach and we seem to always struggle with constipation.

 

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Diapers:  We are on to size 4s.  We went through  194ish diapers this month.

Clothes:  He is in 9-12 Month clothing but sleepers are always tight on his thighs!

Coen: 10 Month Update

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 Coen’s 10 month Update

Baby boy (can I still call him a baby?) started commando crawling soon after he hit 9 months.  He loves our dog and that seems to be the best way to get him to crawl.    At 10 months, he started getting on all fours and crawling.  Now a week into 10 months he is crawling like crazy!  He definitely seems happier now and loves to stand.  I think will be walking by his first birthday or soon after.   He also got his first two teeth this past month!

Height: 28-29ish inches?

Weight:  22 lbs 15 oz at 9.5 months! He is one heavy boy!

Likes: Standing(assisted), dancing, giving high 5s, smiling, eating and finger foods, swimming, baths, Duncan and Duncan’s dirty tennis ball!

Dislikes: Car rides and diaper changes.  All of a sudden ten minutes into the car ride he is crying.  I don’t get it?

 

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Sleep: He is sleeping about the same anywhere from 7:30/8 to 6-6:30 with a waking/feeding at around 5:30.  I really think he could sleep right through but this is now a habit.  I am not sure if he will change this…maybe after I wean?  From 6 months to just about a few weeks ago he would not nap for us.  We got 30 minute naps and he would nap much longer at daycare.  He has just started increasing his naps with us and I am loving it.  I get at least an extra hour a day on weekends to cook, clean or relax. It is amazing!  He naps about and hour to hour and half

Eating:   I am still breastfeeding/pumping and he eats anywhere from 3-5 hours.  He is having 3 bottles at daycare and one feeding of solids.  He is now having 3 meals a day of solids of fruits, veggies, chicken, grains (quinoa, rice, oats), yogurt.  I try to give him some finger foods such as cooked carrots, pears, apples, cut up blueberries, avocado, puffs.  This boy loves his food!  He still suffers from constipation and we have had to add miralax into his food or bottles a  lot.

 

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Diapers:  We are on to size 4s.  We went through  200ish diapers this month.

Clothes:  He is in 9-12 Month clothing but sleepers are getting too small for his big thighs.

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Coen: 9 Month Update

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 Coen’s 9 month Update

Two weeks ago Coen turned 9 months.  It’s always hard getting his monthly pics because he can be a little cranky at night.  I have also found he is not a fan of the sticker on his chest anymore!  Coen is still that happy go lucky guy that gets a bit fussy at night when tired but almost always has a smile.  He is intrigued by new people and always flashes his toothless grin for them.  He loves being outside and everyday he amazes me by learning something new.  I am such a proud momma!

Height: No clue!

Weight:  We had to push off his month appointment so I am not sure. I will find out next week!

Likes: Rolling around, babbling, spending time outside, sitting up, walks, the park, BBQs and meeting new people.  At 9 months he was still not crawling or even close to it.   He also likes standing while playing with his activity table.

Dislikes: Peas, Naps at home…he naps great at daycare.

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Sleep: He is sleeping about the same anywhere from 7:30 to 5-6 with a feeding at around 5.  I really wish he would just sleep straight through but not sure how to break this habit.  He also doesn’t always fall back to sleep after a feeding.  I think he is just not a great sleeper and doesn’t need quite as much as he used to.  He always leaves us guessing.  He will nap great at daycare but not at home.  I am not sure why?  He will take 2 naps from 1-2 hours but at home he will fight naps and only take 1/2 hour naps.  I have tried to recreate the same routine but he just won’t sleep longer.  I say he just wants to spend more time with mommy!

Eating:   I am still breastfeeding/pumping and he eats anywhere from 2-4 hours.    He is now having 3 meals a day of solids of mostly fruits and veggies.  I will be pushing out his feedings to at least 3 hours.  He is just a big snacker.

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Diapers:  We were still in 3’s most of the month but now on to size 4s.  We went through  200ish diapers this month.  I think my numbers are off….either way I think our stockpiling while pregnant paid off and we will make a year without buying one diaper! (Besides swimmers)

Clothes:  He is now in 9-12 Month clothing.  He has some 9 month stuff that he can still squeeze into and then some of the 12 month clothes are getting tight depending on brand.

 

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Coen: 8 Month Update

Coen’s 8 month Update

I really am slacking on updates.  If there was only more time in the day…..of course if there was I would probably just use it spending time with this cutie!

 

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Height: 28ish

Weight:  I would assume close to 20.5-21lbs.  We will find out at his 9 month appointment.

Likes: Rolling around, babbling, spending time outside, sitting up, walks, BBQs and meeting new people.  He is still not crawling or even close to it.  Trying not to let it bother me as every baby develops on their own time.

Dislikes: Getting a third nap, being overtired, bellyaches, being bored!

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Sleep: We decided to sleep train again this month which went great.  He now sleeps anywhere from 6:30-7 to 6:30 with a feeding at around 5.  I am fine with this!  We were waking a lot during the night the past few months.  Why did we not do this sooner?

Eating:  We went to the Dr about his belly issues with solids and started off real slow.  We give him about 1/2 package in morning and 1/2 at night which will will slowly increase.  He tends to get constipated so the Dr. has us giving a lot of P foods and some miralax as needed.  I am still going strong breastfeeding/pumping and he eats anywhere from 2-4 hours.

 

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Diapers:  We are still in 3’s.  We went through 204ish diapers this month.  Lot’s of blowouts…maybe time to move up to size 4s?

Clothes:  Mostly 6-9 Month clothing.  He has some 12 month stuff that he can fit into.

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Coen: 7 Month Update

Coen’s 7 month Update

I figured since Coen will be 8 Months next week I should at least post a quick 7 Month Update!

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Height: 27.5ish

Weight:  20lbs 1 oz

Likes: Touching everything, drooling, his exersaucer and jumperoo, reaching out to us, rolling onto his belly, babbling, spending time outside, sitting up, walks.

Dislikes: Getting a third nap, being overtired, his infant carrier.  This month he decided it was much more interesting to be in the BOB on walks rather than in his infant carrier.  He is definitely a touchy baby when it comes to being overtired.

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Sleep: Again this has been all over the board.  After we sleep trained he started sleeping great and then all of a sudden he started waking at 3-4am again.  When we introduced solids he started waking more and more.

Eating:  Introducing solids became an issue with his belly so we backed off.  He still eats every 2-3 hours as of 7 months.

 

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Diapers:  We are still in 3’s.  We went through 174ish diapers this month.

Clothes:  Mostly 6-9 Month clothing.

 

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