playing with water bottles
staring at shadows
jumping, standing, exploring
flipping on his stomach at inopportune moments (like during a diaper change)
not being able to grab his shadow and shove it in his mouth
the vacuum cleaner
Rolling all over the place
SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! (7:30am – 7:30pm!) Or playing and talking to himself if he wakes up in that time frame.
Smiling at friends and strangers
Trying some foods (banana, avocado, sucking on raw carrots just for fun)
This kid is ridiculously cute and fun. It really just keeps getting better. There’s new challenges around every corner, but we are really enjoying getting to be this kid’s parents.
He tried food last month! He’s very curious and seems to like it, but he’s only had little tastes of things so far.
The whole sleeping through the night thing is truly a game changer. Sleep started getting progressivly worse around 5 months so we decided to do “sleep training.” IT WORKED. On my cousin’s recommendation, I read a book called 12 Hours Sleep by 12 Weeks Old. We followed a lot of what the author said and the first night was awful, but after that it quickly got better and better. I am amazed at how now if Jack wakes up at 4am he will quietly play and then go back to sleep. The past several nights he hasn’t woken up at all (even to play). It was a lot less painful then I thought it would be, and I highly recommend the book.
We are moving in a few days and CAN’T WAIT. We are so ready to have a room to ourselves again and move LBJ to his own room. We have a lot going on right now, but it’s all really exciting and we are so thankful for this season in life and to get to go through it with this baby that’s getting big way too fast.