Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Crawling and sleeping and teeth!

I apologize for the long break between posts - I have been keeping busy and attempting to keep up with the little guy!

Nathan's first tooth appeared right around when I started getting teeth - 8.5 months of age! And now, a month later, he's up to 4 showing teeth and one that should arrive any day now. As you might expect, his sleep has been all over the place. In the past couple of weeks I have spent the night (4+ hours) in the recliner in Nathan's room probably more than 7 times. My back is paying for it! But, if it's the only way to get sleep while he is teething then I will take it!

Nathan is crawling all over the place! Seems like he figured it out over night. It is amazing to see him figure things out for himself. He's been at this stage where he must feel everything; with his hands first and then with his mouth. So freakin' cute! But now that he is mobile I am getting very little done around the house. Every few minutes I have to turn him around and get him to crawl away from the cat food, away from the kitchen, and toward his toys and the stuff he should be enjoying! I've finally caved in and decided to pick up a kiddie corral fence thing. As much as I like the break from the dishes, I can't keep putting them off. Them and everything else I've gotten out of this past two days!

One good thing about Nathan's sleeping is that he is figuring out how to fall back asleep on his own. As some one who *gasp* nurses and rocks my baby to sleep most of the time, there were times when I was worried he'd never figure it out and I'd be stuck cuddling him and singing him into dreamland forever. How terrible THAT would be ;-)  . Even though I love every second of our quiet time, it is nice to know that if he wakes up before he's ready to get up for the day he will be able to fall back asleep on his own. More time for me to get things done or relax or SLEEP!

Right now I'm planning and daydreaming all about Nathan's first birthday! It isn't until the end of September but boy am I pumped! Trying to make up some invites right now and plan every silly little detail. I'm sure most of which will go out the window the day of.

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