|41 weeks old|
|Happy Father's Day|
His sleep at night has been very inconsistent. One night, he'll get up at, say, 1:30, 4:30 and then sleep until 8. Then, the next night, he could sleep through the night until 5:20, and be up for the day at 6:30. And when he gets up in the middle of the night, only nursing seems to soothe him, and get him back to sleep. It could be a combination of a growth spurt (not sure how long that lasts), and teething.
Speaking of teething, Cael finally cut an upper middle tooth. His top middle-right tooth finally broke through, and its neighbor isn't far behind. It's so exciting to see him with so many teeth, although I'm not looking forward to the teeth grinding that I'm hearing about. It makes me shudder. And I'm also afraid of being bitten during nursing even more now. It hasn't happened (yet), and I hope it never happens.
Cael started doing some new things this past week. For starters, if I ask him to come give me a hug, he'll stop what he's doing, and immediately crawl over to me with a big, grinny smile on his face. He'll pull himself up to where I am, reach up for me to grab him, and then he'll tightly wrap his arms around me. It's the.greatest.feeling.EVER. I love his hugs so much - they just melt my heart. Another thing he'll do, is if I'm standing up, and I say to him "Want to come up?" he'll crawl over to me, pull on me so he can stand, and then put his arms up to me to pick him up. It's so amazing that he's understanding what I'm saying. Then today, he started using the back of his hand against his mouth, to make his voice shake (for lack of a better description). I can tell he's trying to mimic how I use my hand over his mouth when he's making sounds. He's so smart already, and it's only a matter of time before he'll figure it out.
|Mommy and Cael in the pool|
|Floating in the pool|
|I love this suit!|
As far as Cael's birthday party in PA, I have no idea what I'm going to do theme-wise. At first, I wanted to do Where The Wild Things Are, but now I'm leaning more away from it. I think I might just do a theme of colors, like what I did with his bedroom. I might go to Party City to look around and see what they have. Maybe I can get some ideas from there. I've also been looking on Etsy and Pinterest a lot lately to try and gather some ideas. I still have 3 months to go, but it's going to fly by!
Relaxing in the sun. Sorry for blinding you
with my paleness