Well as I write this J has just turned eleven months which means there is only four weeks until he turns one.
This doesn’t feel possible, it honestly has been the fastest year of my life.
The biggest breakthrough this month was that he started sleeping through the night. It wasn’t entirely on his own. Things had got so bad, he was waking every 1-2 hours and even if I wasn’t feeding him someone would have to go in and put his music toy on so Mr C was exhausted too.
I had started feeding him downstairs before bed but I read something which said to do it at least 20 minutes before, I did it 30 minutes before just in-case! I also put him to bed without putting his music toy on as he was so dependant on it for falling asleep and from the very first night he slept 6pm-5am!
That was nearly a month ago now and although he has woken on a couple of occasions in the night he goes straight back to sleep again and I haven’t fed him until morning. He usually wakes up early, at about 5am but I then bring him into bed with me and feed him which makes him fall asleep for another hour or two. Having sleep again has been amazing!
He’s still having two naps a day and usually goes down for his first at about 8am due to him waking so early!
He’s been eating lots, he is so much better than Cherry was. I can give him pretty much anything and he will eat it. His favourite things at the moment are pasta with pesto, sweetcorn, rice cakes, cream cheese sandwiches and yoghurt.
He’s just started climbing, he’s obsessed. He can get up on the sofas but hasn’t learnt how to get down safely yet so goes to just face dive off the end. This means I can’t leave him alone for a minute!
I was watching some videos of Cherry the other day who by his age was walking and saying more than 20 words. He can let go of things and stand for a few seconds unaided but I haven’t seen any other signs of him walking any time soon. And he can only say a couple of words: Jesus, hoover and boobs! I don’t think he knows what they mean though, he just repeats them if you say them to him.
Breastfeeding is still going well, apart from an incident where he bit my boob a few weeks ago! It got infected and I needed antibiotics to clear it up, I have honestly never felt pain like it, when he latched on I thought I was going to pass out! Luckily he hasn’t done it again since though.
He’s getting to a really nice where there is lots of interaction. He’s been giving kisses for a while when you ask but now he gives cuddles too which is lovely as it’s the only time he lies still for a couple of seconds!
He also tries to feed you things which is so sweet, and holds the phone up to my ear for me to say hello.
He’s obsessed with anything that has wheels, just like his daddy. He will sit there and be entertained for ages by just pushing a bus back and forth!
Sometimes I look at him and see how big he is getting but the rest of the time he still feels very much like a baby, I guess to Cherry he will always seem like a baby, that’s the thing with second children!