What a magnificent week! We have had a ton of firsts in our household. Where to begin...
Angel got a new job! This job will enable him to be home with us in the evenings, weekends, and holidays. I couldn't be more thrilled. It takes the pressure off of me somewhat AND he isn't missing his kiddo growing up. There has been a major transformation in Angel in the last few weeks. As our lil one is growing and becoming more of a kid instead of a baby, Angel has truly fallen in love. Now its not so much about feedings, changing, mundane stuff, Its more about FUN things and where can we go and what can we do. Fun to see and be a part of, for sure!
2 weeks ago, HM moved to the older infant class at school. We call daycare, "school" because its where he learns, and it makes me feel better. I was apprehensive, I didn't want to really give up the "baby" part. But HM has fit RIGHT in and has had so much fun and has learned so much. How could I have ever thought of holding him back? In this transition, he has learned to crawl. This is the kid that HATED tummy time with a passion as well as back time. Anything where he wasn't sitting or standing was just NOT okay. In a matter of hours it seems that he has moved into the mobile realm. I knew we were getting close, but it seems that seeing other kids really helped him to be motivated to move. Im so thankful we have such a great daycare for him.
Last night, HM had his first pool experience. First he sat on the steps, felt the water and kicked his feet. Then he wanted to zoom around. Then, without warning, he stuck his face down into the water. He came up, sputtered, and kept doing it! I knew this kid enjoyed a bath, but Im thinking we have an amphibian on our hands! We stayed in just a few minutes, it was almost time for supper. But Im so glad that he enjoys the water.
One huge source of anxiety for me is HM's sleeping spot. Since he was born, he has slept in his swing/cradle. It was a combination of reasons, but mainly his aversion to being on his back and his reflux. We never turned the swing on for sleeping, it was for the incline. Well, I am officially going to say this, and I couldn't be happier. After 33 weeks, he slept ALL NIGHT (7:30pm-5:45am) in his crib. He still hates being on his back, so he scooches over to his side. But we didn't hear a peep from him all night. WHAT A RELIEF!
So some major milestones at our house. I couldn't be more proud of our lil man.