I am such a proud mama today, because Binary Boy sat up on his own! He’s been able to sit for a while now, but he’d sorta slump slightly or fall over after a while, but today he used those strong back muscles of his and sat straight and tall and played for a half an hour on his own!
- Eating solid foods at least once a day! So far he’s tried (and enjoyed!) rice cereal, banana, sweet potato and green pears.
- Unfortunately, the eating solid foods has lead to… ahem, shall we say, some wind breaking. It was causing him some pain, too, at night. So for the past 3 nights, I’ve been giving him a dose of Little Tummy’s. It’s seemed to help him immensely with the gas pains.
- The teething has gotten better because his dexerity has improved vastly over the past few weeks. So, whereas he would have trouble getting a teether into his mouth then, now he practically puts anything he can get his hands on in his mouth.
- Also, in regards to the teething, Children’s Tylenol has been a huge help with night time pain. If he’s having a really rough night, I’ll give him a dose so that he’s able to sleep.
I hate to give him unnecessary medicine, but if he can’t sleep because he’s in pain from one thing or another, I gotta give in and dose him. Thankfully, the teething and gas are only temporary ailments!
Also, since I’ve started pumping breast milk (I hadn’t started until a few weeks ago), he is able to take a bottle while we are out and about. Though, he won’t take it from me, Kevin has to feed him! I only pump once or twice a week (not one or two days, literally just one or two times during the course of a week). Anyway, just that factor has made it infinitely easier to go out for longer periods of time.
So, when my grandparents came to visit recently, we were able to go out to dinner both nights with them and visit the State Capitol building (which is here in Austin) without having to worry about finding a private spot to nurse.
Here’s a photo of me and Binary Boy (he’s all cozy in his Ergo Baby Carrier):
Anyway, it’s shocking how fast he’s growing and doing new stuff. It seems like every day he does something new and amazing! I totally being his mom.