This week was relatively uneventful, especially compared to last week.
Nursing is going well still and we are nursing four times a day.
Sleeping was back to normal this week.
McKenna is happily eating what we eat at meals. She still eats her babyfood, but she also has what we are having. She has gotten a lot better at her pincer grasp. She loves to eat! One night this week, she sat in her highchair for a solid hour eating finger foods. This was after her dinner. It was really nice because it was during our Christmas Eve dinner, so she sat and happily ate with the rest of us.
McKenna is wiser with food than Brayden and Kaitlyn were. With both of those two, so long as they were eating, they didn't seem to notice that they were eating something different from me. I could eat treats all I wanted and they had no idea it wasn't peas :) McKenna, however, knows. She recognizes there is a difference and she wants in on the action. I guess it will be good for me to not be able to eat treats in front of her (I am one of those moms who keeps sweets from her child for as long as possible. Brayden had his first M&M when he was 18 months old, and that was given to him by his cousin).
I forgot to mention last week that I gave McKenna some cherries mixed in with applesauce.
Her eczema is still doing well other than her head. I have heard a lot of good things about Burt's Bees products for Eczema, so at the end of the week, we got some. We got the Burt's Bees - Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash, 8 oz liquid and the Burt's Bees Diaper Ointment - 3 oz. (by the way, this on Amazon is much cheaper than it was at the store). The diaper ointment is great for McKenna. Brayden and Kaitlyn both used Boudreaux's Butt Paste, Diaper Rash Ointment, Tube 4 oz (113 g), and I loved it. It was awesome for them. But it never worked well for McKenna. You might remember that the Lansinoh baby diaper rash ointment with triple protection - 3 oz worked well for her, but we were out of it and I couldn't find it in any stores around me. the cheapest I found on Amazon when I was looking for it was about $15, which I thought was a bit much. It is now cheaper. Anyway, the Burt's Bees is really good for her. It is too soon to tell on the shampoo.
DROPPING THE THIRD NAP
The big news of the week is our start to dropping the third nap. I decided to give it a shot while my husband was home for a while. If she was overly tired and thus woke early in the morning, I wouldn't be on my own trying to get Brayden off to school. We started at the end of the week, so more to come on that next week :)
Our schedule did shift a bit this week.
8:15 AM--wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches and oatmeal)
12:30 PM--wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and applesauce. Sometimes mix with blueberries).
4:30 PM--wake, nurse, solids (yellow veggie and bananas or pears).
5:30ish PM--dinner with family. Finger foods and what we are having.
6:45 PM--nap. Some nights, she stays up until 7:00. Since most of this week included this nap, I am including it in our schedule.
7:45ish PM--wake, nurse, PJs, story, bed
- Super Baby Food
- On Becoming Baby Wise
- On Becoming Baby Wise: Book II (take note that this is a link to the 2001 printing; there is a 2008 printing, but Amazon doesn't have it).
- What to Expect the First Year
- The Wonder Weeks. (and a link to their site: http://livingcontrolsystems.com/)
- Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
- Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
- The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior--Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood