I know, I know, I am late again with this update. We have been so busy with one thing or another that the three month update completely slipped my mind. As I am so late I am going to combine months 3 and 4 together. It covers weeks 9 – 16.
Lots of things have happened in the past two months, we have a very happy boy most of the time, he smiles at anything and everything. If you are not smiling at him he will smile at you waiting for the smile on your face and then his face really lights up.
I wrote in the last update that he is now in 3-6 month clothes some of those are starting to look a bit small on him. I am gutted as this warm weather meant that a lot didn’t get used.
He was weighed on the 1st September at 14 weeks and was a whopping 15lb 8oz unfortunately as our clinic is only open on the first Thursday of the month we won’t be able to get him weighed again until he is 19 weeks old.
He loves to be in a sling, so I have bought 2 ring slings, 2 woven wraps and I have the Close Caboo and a stretchy. We are both liking the ring slings at the moment.
We have gone through 2 more vaccinations, 12 week and 16 week. The 12 week ones were not too bad, it was the Rotavirus oral vaccine and the 5 in 1 so just one needle this time. After the initial crying he seemed ok after it, a little bit of tummy ache in the evening and sleeping more than normal but nothing like the first set of vaccines.
One thing that happened straight after the vaccines that I kicked myself for was we went shopping and he had his dummy in his mouth, he dropped it on the floor and without thinking and when there is nothing about to clean the dummy, I put it in my mouth, as soon as I done it I said ‘oh sh*t’ and yes a couple of days later I was quite poorly. Luckily it was only for that one day. Moral of that story is done be silly bring a spare dummy with you at all times.
The 16 week vaccines were not as pleasant, if you can call any vaccines pleasant lol. This was the 5 in 1 vaccine, along with Pneumococcal vaccine AND Men B vaccine, yep 3 big needles again. Wow my little boy did not like these and really screamed, real tears, bright red and couldn’t get his breathe he was so upset. We gave him a dose of paracetamol half an hour before hand and hoped that he wouldn’t be as bad as the first vaccines. Unfortunately like clockwork a few hours later he was inconsolable, not even mummy cuddles would settle him, he wouldn’t take his bottle and I think the only reason he fell asleep when he did was because he was worn out. From experience I expected him to be quite unsettled until at least 2am but he slept from 2.30pm – 4pm then had his unsettled period then went 6pm through til 3am, had another dose of paracetamol and a bottle and was chatting to himself for about half an hour and went back to sleep until 7am. So not really bad at all. I do hate these vaccines though, 3 injections seems a lot for a baby to handle.
Zander has started putting everything in his mouth now and he is teething, classic dribble monster and I can see the little groves and white dots where the teeth are in his gums. He isn’t too grumpy with it though, he will have a moan every now and then but teething gel seems to be doing the trick so far.
Zander has got himself into a bedtime routine, he will have his last bottle between 5-6pm depending when he is wanting one and then he will go to sleep and most of the time he will sleep right through until 5-6am in the morning. Obviously there are some nights that he wakes sometimes it’s because he has lost his dummy as soon as he has it again he will go off again sometimes he is hungry or thirsty, usually a warm night I have found.
We have been discussing weaning him now as I had weaned my girls by now and are going to try him on something in the next week or so to see how he gets on.
If you have any recommendations on what spoons, bowls, pots to freeze food in I would be grateful, it has been a long time since I weaned a baby and can’t remember what I got last time.
I think that is about it, If I have forgotten anything I will be sure to add it to the next update.