Yes, that's right, ladies and gentlemen. We have a biter.
As many of you know, Isaiah now has two bottom teeth. And while I haven't been able to catch those delightful little fangs on camera yet, let just tell you they are definitely there. Trust me.
The first bite happened yesterday afternoon just as he was almost done nursing. He looked up at me and then proceeded to clamp down as hard as he could, almost as if he knew he was going to do something wrong. Luckily, I still use the nipple shield so he didn't get much skin. The shield on the other hand, had to be pried from his jaws.
OK, so I may be a little dramatic about the big bite but this is where it gets sad. Later that night, we started nursing and he was doing fine then he got distracted, broke his latch, then when he went back for more, he KEPT BITING! After trying over and over again, I broke down and made him a bottle.
He then decided to wake up at 1 a.m. (teething is not a wonderful thing) to nurse (thank goodness, no biting!). I thought everything would resume back to normal today and it hasn't. He didn't want to nurse when he woke up...he kept biting. So we went straight to breakfast (baby oatmeal and apples). About midday he was acting like he wanted to nurse to we tried...he wouldn't. He only wanted to BITE. Then he started crying hysterically! This rarely happens in our house. I knew he wanted some liquid nourishment but he absolutley did not want to nurse. So I made him a bottle. This same exact thing just happened again. No nursing, just a bottle.
Is this really happening? Is he really starting to wean? I want to cry. I knew it was bound to happen. I just never thought he'd be over nursing and PREFER a bottle.
I have to say I'm a little heartbroken.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
He was smiling at Grady in this. :)
These pictures are going to get harder and harder to take...
Why can't I be on my tummy?
It's more fun anyway!
Seriously? Is Isaiah really six months already? There are days when I absolutely believe this because he is acting so much older and developing more of a personality and his motor skills are spot on. Then there are other days I'm reminded of how quickly life goes. It wasn't that long ago we were bringing home a tiny little bundle to our 1 bedroom apartment in San Diego.
This last month was a big one for our family and for Mr. Isaiah. We are heading out to meet with the mortgage guy in a week or so and starting the REAL house hunt! Darren started his job 4 weeks ago and he is doing awesome. Often times we look at each other because we can't believe we are really HERE! We did it, we made it, and we came back because wanted to, not because we had to. Life is great and we are so excited to created a HOME for Isaiah.
Enough sappy stuff. Here's what the little man is up to:
Sleeping: Generally, he sleeps between 8-9 p.m. until 6-7 a.m. He has had several nights where he wakes up earlier and just gets in our bed to cuddle. Even though it can be exhausting, I LOVE it! One day Darren and I will not be cool any more so we're soaking it up.
Eating: He's just started to cut way back on nursing (only about 4-5 times each day instead of 6-7). He gets two "solid" meals each day. One at 9 a.m. and the other around 5 or 6 p.m. So far he likes rice cereal, sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, and squash (kind of...he's tried acorn and butternut). He DOES NOT like peas. I'm not sure if I blame him.
Favorite words: RAAAAAHHHH!!! Da-da-da-da-da-da!!! DAT! HUH?! (He goes back and forth in response to someone saying it to him - hilarious!) He also squeals in excitement all the time and giggles spontaneously (like if Grady licks his hand or is playing with his toy, etc.)
Favorite songs: Bringing home a baby bumble bee, Rock-A-Bye Baby, The Wheels on the Bus.
He rolls over both ways still but not as often because he can sit by himself and prefers doing that. He loves to jump in his jumper and saucer (even though it doesn't bounce). He's silly and sweet and usually just wants me when he gets upset. He reaches for people and things even if they're out of reach. He LOVES Grady and pets him and hugs him. Grady is starting to come around but he's still nervous since Isaiah has pulled his hair a few times.
We won't be going in for his 6 month check up until September 1st because of switching insurance, etc. but my guess is he weighs 22 lbs. and about 27 inches long. :)