Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Brinley Baby Summary: 44 Weeks Old {10 Months Old}

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There it is! The double digits. This is a summary for Brinley's 44th week. She was 43 weeks old and turned 10 months old this week.


NURSING
We continued on the same here.

SOLIDS
This week, I gave Brinley some chicken that had been cooked in the slowcooker. She loved it! My husband shredded it and I tore it into bite sized lengths.

SLEEPING
All was well and normal here.

SIGNING
I sign "all done" with Brinley. She has gotten quite good at it. For a while, it seemed she was stubborn about not wanting to have to sign it, but she will do it now. I need to decide on what her next sign will be. I usually do "more" next. "Please" is another good one.

BASEBALL
Brayden has started baseball and Kaitlyn has started Tee Ball. We have a baseball game almost every week day. Brinley enjoys these. At Brayden's games, there is a girl who is almost ten who just loves to hold her and play with her. At Kaitlyn's games, she is able to crawl around on the grass (pictured above). She loves to explore.

SCHEDULE
8:45--nurse with solids (fruit, cereal, yogurt, finger foods). Independent Playtime happens in this block.
10:30--nap
12:45--nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods)
2:30--nap
5:00--nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods) 
7:30--feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.


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10 comments:

Stephanie Kirby said...

I'm glad to hear she liked the chicken! I've been thinking about trying it with mine who is a week younger. She started refusing baby food at 8 months, so she is all finger foods now. I need all the ideas I can get!

Valerie Plowman said...

Yes you do! My other three did not like meat this young, but it is definitely worth a try!

Julie Meyers said...

Valerie, can I ask you a quick nap-related question? My 8 month old's personal best for naps is 90 minutes, which is great. I'm super happy when she naps that long. Sometimes, though, her naps end at 80 minutes. For the most part, she seems fine and rested after the 80 minute nap, so it's not a big deal. (Though it does tend to throw us off schedule just a little.) Any thoughts on why it might be different from day to day? Do you think it's a timing issue? Maybe I'm getting her down 10 minutes late? (She is pretty sensitive to timing!) Thanks! Love your Brinely updates! These babies grow way too fast :)

Valerie Plowman said...

If she is sensitive, I would say yes, it is a timing issue. Brayden was super sensitive too. I am not going to lie, a super sensitive baby is WAY harder than the one who can go down thirty minutes late and still take a great nap. Brayden was sensitive even into his preschooler years of nap timing. I had a ten minute window or he wouldn't nap. But I have made it through those years :)

Julie Meyers said...

Thanks so much! Good to know that we will get through this stage one day :)

Jennifer Kruse said...

I have a question regarding extended day. I have a 7 month old boy. His schedule is: 6:00 am nurse, breakfast and wake; 8:00 nap; 10:30am nurse, lunch and wake; 12:00pm nap; 2:30am nurse, dinner and wake; 4-5 sometimes a catnap sometimes not; 6:30pm nurse and bedtime. How do I move him to eat lunch around 11:00 am-12:00? Do I nurse first then feed solids at 11:30-12:00? What do I do if he wakes up ravenous? Snack? 
When do I move him to extended meals?
My last question: he was sleeping through the night, but now he wakes around 2 or 3 and/or 5. Sometimes he is ravenous and will eat all his meals throughout the day. But sometimes, he does not. How do I know the times he needs to CIO vs. he is hungry I need to feed him? Thank for your time:).

Valerie Plowman said...

Jennifer do you need to be waking at 6 AM? If not, I would work on getting him to waking at 7 AM--that would push everything back an hour and you would be having lunch at 11:30 instead of 10:30.

I am not sure what you mean by extended meals?

The only way to know between him being hungry in the night and needing to CIO is basically trial and error. Try increasing his food in the day. At night, try feeding him when he wakes, but pay attention to the cry and see if there is a difference on nights he eats and still eats in the day and days he eats and then doesn't eat in the day.

Enid Hubbard said...

how cute the baby and the dad!
Lovely~~

Enid Hubbard said...

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hope you can grow up with happiness!
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Jennifer Kruse said...

Thank you Valerie so much!!!

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