Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Brinley Baby Summary {42 Weeks Old}

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This is a summary for Brinley's 42nd week; she was 41 weeks old.

She loves the kitties "Kee-Kih" He looks so pleased right? He is a good sport

No changes here.

We went out one evening with friends. We left a bottle with the babysitter...and Brinley REFUSED to eat it. We got home and the babysitter was trying to give it to her and she had her lips pursed and she was refusing.  I took her and she took the bottle. Sigh (exasperated)!! 

This week she tried strawberries. They aren't great strawberries--local and fresh obviously taste better and we aren't in that season yet. She had some from one container she was just "eh" about and some better ones from another container she ate ravenously. 

I thought I should point out what we do at meals these days. We have done this for several months and I am not sure if I have pointed it out or not. We feed her the pureed vegetable, the pureed fruit, then we always follow that up with finger foods. I am not increasing her pureed foods as her appetite increases--she is taking extra in her finger foods. We do peas, cut up fruits that are soft enough, cheese, black beans, etc.

Sleeping is good and normal!

Up to this point, I have been bathing her in her little tub that I LOVE (The First Year's Infant To Toddler Tub). It has the sling for newborns, then the recline position, then the sitting position. I love that it doesn't take a lot of water for one little baby. But she is old enough to take a bath with McKenna, and McKenna loves it. So they are taking baths together now. Brinley loves it too :) We have a bath seat similar in concept to this one but it hooks to the side of the tub. I put her in there to help keep her with a personal bubble in the bath.

She finally broke a tooth this week! It is bitter sweet. I love the gummy smiles. More that, I love nursing a baby without teeth ;). I figure I should have about a month before she has top teeth, too, so I should only have to nurse her for a month in fear. Ha!

One night, my husband was out of town and I needed to get some things into the garden. I had McKenna pushing Brinley in the Cozy Coup. McKenna left her to run to tell me something, and by the time she made the 40 feet to me, Brinley had tried to climb out and was on the cement crying. Luckily no injuries. She obviously can't be trusted alone in that thing. McKenna never tried to get herself out...so hopefully Brinley is not the type with reckless abandon for her personal safety :).

8:45--nurse with solids (fruit, cereal, yogurt, finger foods). Indepenedent Playtime happens in this block.
12:45--nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods)
5:00--nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods) 
7:30--feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.


sarahoutloud said...

Thanks for doing these! I always get so excited to see what Brinley is up to on Tuesdays. :-) My little girl is a month or so younger than Brinley and these summaries are so fun and helpful.

Melissa Vucijevic said...

Hi - she's a cutie. I can't log into FB for some reason so i thought i would answer your question here. For the next poll i would be interested in hearing more about stranger anxiety. My 15 month old will not let anyone come near him and freaks out when we leave him with someone.

Valerie Plowman said...

You are welcome Sarah! Thanks for the thanks :)

Valerie Plowman said...

Thanks Melissa!

Raven Marshall said...

Love your blog. Valerie, I left a question in the swaddling section. Do you mind taking a look when you get a moment? :)

The Lommori Family said...

really hoping you can help. My son is 35 weeks (32 weeks adjusted) We have done BW since birth. We moved about 10 weeks ago and everything fell apart. His naps are only 75 minutes (exactly) and a few weeks ago he dropped his third nap. He is so grumpy in the evenings, I miss my sweet baby! I know he needs more sleep, I just don't know how to get him to nap longer!

Our schedule:

7:00 bottle plus solids and Independent Play
9:00 Nap (takes 5-15 to fall asleep) only 75 mins!
11:00 bottle plus solids and sibling time
1:00 Nap (takes 5-15 to fall asleep) only 75 mins!)=
3:00 bottle, jumperoo/gym
5:30 solids with family dinner
6:00 Bottle, bed by 6:30

Valerie Plowman said...

Lommori Family,

Could there be teething going on?

The thing I do to problem solve is think back to what things were like when the sleep was good and then what changed when the sleep went downhill. So you said you moved. What is different about your baby's old room and current room? Was it darker? Cooler? Warmer? Quieter? I would try to get it as close to how it was in the old place.

Raven Marshall said...

I notice that your baby girl's WT is about an hour and 45 minutes. At the end of the day she has 2 and half hours until bed. My 8 month's schedule is like this and it is way too long at the end of the day. His schedule is this:
6:00 6oz and cereal
8:00 nap
10:00 6 oz and baby food
12:00 nap
2:00 6 oz and baby food
6:00 bath and bed

4 hours is a really long time to me. Any suggestions? He has also been waking early. I would love for a 6:30 WT if possible.


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