Thursday, May 20, 2010

Allister update.

Allister is getting such a personality now its adorable.
He did his first little giggle for me yesterday, i love this phase, in fact I love them all! I am enjoying them all the more now knowing how fast they go buy, and knowing what fun is to come.

He is reaching lots of milestones now...

He can lift his head and shoulders right off the floor during tummy time.
He rolls over from his tummy still.
He is reaching out to bat at things as he recently discovered he has hands!
This has led to his finger and thumb sucking!
He also will stare at his hands as if he's thinking "Wow, look what I got!"
Hes wearing size 3-6 or 6 months clothes.

He is now sleeping a whole 5 or 6 hours a night, so therefore is only getting up once to feed. This is AWESOME! He even went 6 1/2 hours the other night! Hes been doing this a little over a week, so we are now pretty much down to 6 feeds a day and one at night. So much more manageable! He's a quick eater now too! We are done in 10-15 minutes, when you think you can spend 4 or 5 hours a day nursing in the beginning and now we are down to under 2 its amazing how much more free time you get!

Allister is starting to fall into some sort of schedule, with more predictable awake and sleep times. In fact this morning he was looking sleepy, so I laid him in his crib for the first time, and turned on his mobile. He was asleep in 10 minutes! All by himself! Anyone who has a newborn understands what a big feat that is, to just lay a baby down and for him to get himself to sleep is something most parents can only dream of. Lets hope its not a fluke!
I think my "I love to sleep" genes must be very strong!
I'm hoping this means sleep training and sleeping through the night will be as easy with Allister as it was with Harrison, no Cry It Out in this house!

Thats all for now!

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