Monday, February 20, 2012

5 months

Hey everyone... guess who is 5 months old. You wouldn't know it in the day to day but it really is true what everyone says. Time goes by so fast. The dark days of colic and crying all the time are hard to remember now. Of course with a new age comes new challenges but Levi is growing into such a happy and smiley boy. We just can't get enough of him.

5 months:

- naps are a struggle right now. Unless I nurse him to sleep he will scream in his crib for no less than 30 minutes (usually much longer) before each nap. I really don't want to get him in the habit of being nursed to sleep but most days that is what ends up happening.
- Once he is asleep he usually only sleeps for about 30 minutes. I know what you are thinking... that is not even really a nap at all... YES I AGREE. So for most naps when he wakes up I leave him in there to cry for awhile to let him try and learn how to fall back asleep without assistance. After about a month of doing this, I see no signs of improvement. We will persevere!!!
-Aside from the short naps he wakes up happy and in great spirits.
-He has rolled over a number of times but not consistently. We are waiting for that day when he rolls as his mode of transportation.
-He has been sleeping in a vibrating/rocking chair (all motion off) for about 3 months now because of his reflux and spitting up this provides an incline position to prevent choking and to keep that acid down but we have now transitioned him to his crib. That is going pretty well!
-He loves his jumping chair!
-He also loves to be in the baby bjorn carrier while I work in the kitchen. The other day he actually fell asleep in it.
-At night he goes to sleep between 6:30 and 7:30 depending on what time he woke up from his last nap.
-We have started to let him cry in the middle of the night until it has at least been 5 hours before I will feed him again. Usually when he wakes up, Andrew will go in and comfort him for about a minute, there will then be some crying of not too long, and he will fall back asleep. -- Most nights I feed him at around 2:30 and 6:00 and then he will sleep in until about 7:45.
-The car and stroller are his friends. If it is close to nap time he will fall asleep in them.
-He loves his daddy. Andrew can get him to laugh by throwing him in the air.
- Bath time is definitely still his favorite. His new thing is to arch his back which makes him slouch all the way into the water. Then he turns his head and drinks the water... Totally hilarious=)
-Still on his reflux medicine
-He loves Olive. Always smiles when she comes up.
-He has been in the nursery at church for the past 3 weeks and so far has been great.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hey Everyone, Levi just wanted to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

at it again...

Well, we have been working on our backyard for quite awhile but have taken a little break. We are now at it again. This past weekend, Andrew, along with some friends, started to build a wood landing that we can walk out on from our back door. There was a red cement landing that had some weird brick coming out of it so we are covering that with wood to create a new, larger landing. It is not finished yet. We still need to add the stairs and railings but the deck part of it is done.

Here is the progress so far:

The posts are in

It's night out now and the bottom deck part is complete

More final product pictures to come