I just wanted to make a quick post about Aroshka. He is one week short of 8 months today!
He was such a good boy last night — woke up for the day at 6:55 (half an hour later than usually) and only woke up twice during the night! Believe it or not, for me it feels almost as good as sleeping through the night.
I think when he will finally start sleeping uninterrupted for like 10 hours, I’ll be waking up every couple of hours out of habit.
But I should not get ahead of myself here — he’ll probably be back on his regular schedule tonight.
He’s also developed a slightly different pattern of going to sleep in the last few days — he won’t fall asleep at the breast completely, and will cry and fuss for some time after I put him to his crib. It kind of makes me feel bad, but there is nothing I can do to prevent the crying — he cries at the breast, he cries if I try to rock him and he also cries if I just leave him be.
Moving the bedtime will also not work since he shows all signs of being tired by the time he goes to bed. I simply don’t know what else to do.
The good thing is that usually he cries no longer than 5 minutes at a time, but I still feel distressed at the sound of him crying.
He started to crawl a little better. Still very slow, and on short distances, but he is getting there! He also started to sit on his knees more and more. If before when he was waking up I used to find him on all fours, now I usually find him on his knees clutching the bars of his crib and trying to look out. So cute.
He’s gotten a bit worse with eating solids. Sometimes feeding him gets somewhat frustrating, but I guess I just have to keep offering different stuff. Aroshka tried blueberries, pears, cauliflower and green summer squash this week. He was OK with the sweeter stuff, but consistently spat out squash and cauliflower when I was offering them alone. So I mix and match stuff — buckwheat and blueberries, sweet potatoes and squash, cauliflower with apples, pears and cumin to name a few. We did not offer him any meat yet — I don’t see any reason to rush it.
It kind of goes without saying, but we love our little boy very much. It is a great joy to seem him growing, learning new things, figuring out the world around him. And when he laughs — oh boy, I forget about everything!