The Adventure Starts Here: Baby Noah - Week 38

Friday, July 26, 2013

Baby Noah - Week 38

Weight:  Almost 25 lbs!  Noah is a tall and solid kid!
Health:  This week has not been fun.  On top of the teething, our whole family got sick.  On Sunday, I woke up with a sore throat and I noticed that Noah was not himself.  On Monday we cancelled our plans and just stayed in to rest.  I still didn't feel great and Noah now had a runny nose.  On Tuesday, Chris even stayed home from work cause he was also feeling sick.   In case Noah had a sore throat like both of us did, we gave him a popsicle for the first time!

Sleep:  Since we got back from Rhode Island, Noah has gone to bed about an hour later and thankfully sleeping a little later too.  He was still getting up 1 to 2 times a night.  Often he wakes up very shortly after falling asleep and then again around 3am.  Him getting sick affected his naps and nights.  The last few days have been bad, with Noah waking up at least 3 times and sometimes taking a long time to get him back to sleep.  The worst part is when he full out screams and only I am able to calm him down.

Clothes:  6-12 and some 12-18 month clothes.

Social:  Noah had a lot of fun playing with his cousins last Thursday and Friday.  We didn't slow down over the weekend either.  But then when we got sick, it made us cancel almost all of our plans and just take it easy.

Thankfully, we were starting to feel a little better on Thursday and were able to do lunch with Uncle Luke before he left for Toronto.  We even coordinated so they both wore their Superman shirts to lunch.

Diet:  Noah tried plum berry barley this week.  He has reacted well to it, so I'm more confident that he will have a good response to the multigrain cereal when we try it again.  We also gave him a piece of hard bread to chew on when we were at Panera.  He LOVED it!

Noah also loves his cheddar crunchies... and so do I!

Baby Gear Love:   We have loved our video monitor for Noah since the first day we used it.  At first we just rested it on the side of the crib and used some 3M velcro to secure it.  We knew from the beginning that it was a temporary solution, but we kept putting it off.  As with most things, Noah finally told us when it was absolutely necessary.  Noah was playing in his crib and I left him for 1 minute to microwave my lunch, and when I came back in he had pulled the monitor down and he was chewing on it!  It scared me so much since I then read that some babies have died from cord strangulation from video monitors that are placed too close to the crib.  Chris and I started researching how to mount it and that night we hung it on the wall using a nail.  It definitely doesn't look as pretty, but at least now I feel confident that he won't be strangled by his monitor!

Noah really loves watching Bubble Guppies in the car, especially our long drive to Rhode Island.  Therefore I love having the iPad!

When we were in Rhode Island, Noah got to try out Aidan's walker.  It took him a little while to get moving, but he seemed to like it.  We are contemplating getting one for my parents' house.

Daddy Time:   Nothing too monumental this week, but Noah and Chris had a few cute little moments this week.  We've had this toy for a while, but Noah has just started playing with it again and he's fascinated that it glows.  Chris also uses this travel like pillow to sleep with at night, and we got this cute picture of Noah and him both using the pillows!

Milestones:   Noah had a ton of milestones this week!  It was his first long car ride, first time in a hotel, and the first time at the beach!

Noah also crawled forward for the first time on Tuesday.  It was more of a commando crawl, but up until today he ended up moving backwards when he tried to get somewhere.    Since then he has been crawling a little more each day.  On Wednesday I put him down to get something from the kitchen.  He wasn't happy and was crying, and when I came back in he was already crawling on his way to find me!

Likes:    Noah likes Poland Spring bottles!  He loves to chew on them and the sound the plastic makes when you squeeze it.  It's the cheapest toy we've ever gotten him!

Mommy:  Being sick is even more annoying when you have a baby that is also sick.  Normally Noah is totally happy to be with Chris, and Chris is more than willing to take over if I need to rest.  But with Noah being sick as well, all he wants is his mommy, especially in the middle of the night!

Happy 38 Weeks Noah!

1 comment:

  1. What a cutie!! We figured out that our son Parker was too smart for the video monitor when I turned it on one night to see the inside of his mouth!! He was having a ball chewing on it, but of course it freaking me out (it was pretty funny to watch on the screen though). We have actually set it on his window sill a few feet away now. It's behind a curtain so you can't see it when you walk in, but angles so that it films him in is crib.


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