Tuesday, April 15, 2014

mirror mirror.



Wyatt & I have turned into epic errand-runners. And the funny part of it is that I think he enjoys the errands more than I do. I used to feel bad for lugging my kid around to places like Target or my daily stop at the grocery store, but now it always seems like he's the one itching to get outside. And who am I to keep him cooped up at home when all he wants is to get out & see the world? Anyways, all this to say that last week we went thrifting and found this awesome mirror for seven bucks. And obviously few things are cuter than a baby looking at themselves in the mirror. (See also this pic I snapped with my phone. Kid cracks me up!) In the first photo above he found me in the mirror, and in the second he is practicing his tricks, of course...crossing his legs while on his stomach. So talented. (He's already a pro at crossing them while laying on his back—see here.)

Other notes from this past week...

He's learned how to put his pacifier back in his mouth. I knew he had done it a few times before I actually saw it in real life, and the first time I saw him do it I was so impressed. (ha) It's amazing to see him learn how to do something new and being so coordinated.

Wyatt has become a dream sleeper! A month or so ago things were getting pretty dicey (he was only able to fall asleep while nursing), so Aaron & I thought it best to help him learn how to fall asleep on his own (some people call this "sleep training"?). We got the okay from the doctor, and started a few weeks ago. It was quite the process and took a lot of trial & error—at times it was very, very hard, but I felt confident that this was the best decision for Wyatt and for our family. I am now a firm believer in helping your baby learn how to fall asleep on his/her own, and am so proud of Wyatt and the progress he has made. He sleeps through the whole night now (10 hours straight!), and takes 3 naps during the day. And the protest-cries are becoming less & less—today there were none at all. He's amazing. I've thought about doing a blog post sharing how we sleep trained, but really it just comes down to knowing your own baby and doing your best to stay consistent with whatever approach you are using.

Now that Wyatt can roll over both ways, it's hard to keep him still, as he always seems to be reaching for something. I didn't see it, but Aaron said he saw Wyatt do an army crawl. (I'll see it when I believe it! And also...I really hope not! This kid is growing up too fast.) He can do some sitting up, although I think he still needs some more practice before either of us are confident in him sitting up unsupervised.

Anyways, he is cute as ever and I feel like the luckiest lady getting to spend my days with such a sweet little boy. He is always impressing me, and I am such a proud mom. I tell him that every day.

A PHOTOGRAPH OF WYATT, ONCE A WEEK, EVERY WEEK, IN 2014.
week 15

7 comments:

  1. That first shot is great!! What a cutie.

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  2. He's just too adorable.

    -hannah
    mynuttylife97.blogspot.com

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  3. i'd love to hear what your sleep training approach was. getting rhoda to fall asleep on her own was never a problem but getting her to STAY asleep (for naps—nighttime is more or less ok) is another story. the past couple weeks i've been doing a little baby boot camp at home and trying different cry it out methods and it's gotten waaaay better. anyone who thinks that you can get a baby to stay asleep without a lot of crying from both mom and baby is crazy, or has a miracle baby :) my other question is, what do you do about sunday naps?? my latest approach is to carry her in the ergo which seems to be ok, but man if it doesn't throw our week off like crazy.

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  4. also, rhoda has zero interest in tummy time still. i honestly think her little stick arms are too weak to support her big old head :) but she stays sitting up on her own already like a boss, so maybe that's just a baby milestone she refuses to reach.

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  5. I would love to hear how you went about sleep training. Even though every baby is different it's great to be able to read about other experiences (and we are gearing up for it soon with our own baby boy)!

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  6. These mirror shots are the best! he can make some of the best faces!

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  7. I'd love to hear about sleep training too! I think anything you share can give other moms the confidence to try it out.

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