Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

No more swaddling

Jeremiah has always been a snuggler. Didn't matter if it was in your arms or wrapped as tight as I could get him in his Miracle Blanket. The best was super tight in his blanket while being held.

About a month ago I started wondering what I was going to do when he was too big for the Miracle blanket. I started trying to put him down with out swaddling him. Then started freaking out about what I was going to do since he would not sleep if he wasn't swaddled. I tried to slowly ween him. Leaving one arm out, putting the blanket on loos. No good. Would maybe fall a sleep for 15 minutes and the scream his little head off till he was swaddled. I decided it was more important for him to be sleeping well than not being swaddled. Maybe I was just putting it off, but I like to think it was only out of a desire to do what's best for him. :-)

Last week Jeremiah started figuring out how to get his arms out of the blanket. No idea how he did it with out dislocating his shoulder! He would wake up furious! The first night Matt and I rushed into the nursery to find Jeremiah screaming and throwing his arms all over the place. A few nights of this and I know it was time to do something. A momma's gotta have her sleep too!

My mom had gotten us two sleep sacks. I tried it during nap time, he slept just as well and long as when he was swaddled! I couldn't believe it! I put him down the same night in the sleep sack. I expected another wake up call at 3 in the morning but it never came!

So he sleeps half way unswaddled. One of the sleep sacks is really big, so I don't have to worry about weening him all the way for a while. :-)

Friday, September 18, 2009

5 Months

Yesterday Jeremiah turned 5 months old! He's getting so big! Our pediatrician told us to hold of solids until Jeremiah was 5 months old. So he got to try rice cereal for the first time! He did a pretty good job eating it. Hard to tell how much he really ate, ended up with a lot on himself. It was fun though.

Sorry the pictures are out of order and all over the place.

Taking a thumb sucking break

Daddy showing him how to open his mouth

All done with a full belly

Eating with Momma

"What is this stuff???"

Ready to try rice cereal!

My favorite!
Sitting up like a big boy

Blue eyes

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

For Da...

Mail Call

Jeremiah got his first package in the mail. It wasn't a card or anything. It was a package! Those of you who knew me in college know what I'm talking about. I would come down from the mail room and have a HUGE box stuffed with goodies from my mom. Today Jeremiah to experience a package from Kansas.
He loved watching my dump out the box and trying to grab everything!

The package wasn't just from Grandma, Aunt Shannie sent TDY presents from while she was in Perth! It looks like he's thinking, "Perth is where???" Shannie sent the shirt for Jeremiah, a really fun book, and some fancy homemade soap. Thanks, Shannie!

HE loved playing with the box! A taste of Christmas, I think.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Still going!

I have to be honest, I really thought that Jeremiah wouldn't keep sitting up. That's just how he dose things. Does it one time so that everyone knows he can, than not again. He did that with rolling over and taking a bottle. Much to my surprise, he sat up for a few minutes this afternoon! He looks so proud of himself.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Can you tell?

What's he trying to do?

Can you tell, now???

I bet you know now! He's sitting up, all by himself! Granted, it's on our bed and it lasted a few seconds. But still! He's starting to figure it out.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Jeremiah has figured out how to blow raspberries. While I was uploading the video, he heard us blowing raspberries and started blowing raspberries again! What a cutie!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009