After complaining last week that I never get any pictures with Cooper – Kirk took a few of us this weekend!
Angry Cooper and Mommy on the swing at our neighborhood park.
Weight: 16 lbs 11 oz – such a big boy!
Clothes: He’s in 9 month onesies that are getting too tight on him. I pulled out some 12 month onesies that I had and they are almost too tight on him too. Most of his pants/shorts are 6–9 month with a few 12 months.
He wore this hat home from the hospital. Or we should say we tried to get him to wear it home from the hospital. It was so huge that it just fell off him. And now he is too big for the hat!
Health: He’s in great shape lately. His allergies seem to have subsided quite a bit – we aren’t having to clean out his nose nearly as often as we were before.
Sleep: Doing better overall. He usually gets up 2 times a night – but sometimes just once. We rarely have an issue putting him down at night. He is transitioning to 2-3 naps per day (1 longer one in the morning, 1 longer one in the afternoon, and sometimes a really short one around 4). He still doesn’t really like going down for naps so hopefully we can work on that. He did have trouble sleeping Sunday night when the fire alarms in our house randomly kept going off. So that screwed him up for the rest of the night.
Tuesday night he decided that he wanted to sleep on his stomach for the first part of the night. After I put him down, I checked him on the monitor a few minutes later – and he was on his stomach just playing a little bit. We are freaked out about him sleeping on his stomach so Kirk went upstairs to go put him on his back. And he flipped right over again. So I went and put him on his back. And he flipped right over again. So we decided to just leave him since he obviously wanted to sleep on it.
Crying: He still cries when you put him down for his naps.
Social and Activity: Cooper played a bit with our neighbor – Baby Stella – this weekend. She was much more interested in Cooper than Cooper was in her. Or maybe he’s playing hard to get.
Likes and Dislikes: Loves bath, playing the piano and listening to me play the piano, being outside, playing with plastic bottles and anything that he sees adults drink out of.
Hates getting in and out of his car seat or his baby carrier.
Diet: It’s the last week of only breast milk – we are starting solid foods this coming week! I bought some sweet potatoes and we are going to start with that.
Baby Gear Love: He loves this wash cloth ring.
Milestones: He’s doing great at standing and “walking.” We have to hold him up – but he takes steps towards you. He’s doing better at sitting up by himself, although he still has trouble balancing.
Weekly Random Moments: We put up our HUGE Canada flag this weekend to celebrate Canada Day!
And Kirk and I had our first real date night away from Cooper. Back in May, our friend Hannah came over and watched Cooper after he went down for the night so we could get away for our anniversary. But this was the first time we had someone else put Cooper to sleep. Babcia and dziadek watched Cooper while Kirk and I went to a coworker’s wedding. It was nice to get away for the evening!
And Cooper now has 2 babysitters during the day because dziadek is officially retired! Congratulations dad!!