Tuesday, April 13, 2010

8 Months

Jerry just turned 8 months last friday. Time has just flown by since he was born. I figured since I haven't blogged since he was born that maybe I should. Jarom has been great about blogging and I just suck at it, so sorry.

Some things about Jerry, the first time I saw him roll over with no help was on Christmas Eve out in Kansas. He is now a champ at it. He started to sit up by himself around 6 months. To get around he arches his back and pushes with his feet. He is not crawling yet, but he will get there at his own time.

The week he turned 6 months he got his first tooth, and got a tooth a week for the next 3 weeks. So that means 4 long weeks of Jerry cutting teeth. But his little teeth are so dang cute. I love seeing them when he smiles. I tried and tried to get a picture of his top teeth, and have finally succeeded but I don't think it is the best picture.

Jerry has been a pretty good sleeper at night since he was a month old, but when it came to naps, it was just a joke. I tried putting him in his crib and he would just scream. I tried putting him in a bouncy seat, and that worked a couple of times. I tried putting him in his swing and this did work for quit some time.He also would fall asleep in his car seat. But the place where he slept the most during nap time was in my arms. He would freak out anytime I tried to put him down. I have tried putting him down for naps in his crib off and on for some time but it has been difficult. About 3 weeks ago he stopped sleeping in his car seat on the way home from the gym. So I tried the swing and that worked a couple of times, but he wouldn't sleep as long as he usually did. That week he went from sleeping 3 hrs during the day to 1 hr, needless to say he was so cranky. This went on for about a week. So last monday on the way home from the gym, he once again did not fall asleep in his car seat. So instead of giving up on the nap I prayed and tried something new. When we got home I gave him some baby food, after he was done eating I nursed him. After he fell asleep I tried to put him in his crib and IT WORKED! I was shocked. I tried it again for his afternoon nap and it worked again. So the last week Jerry has taken his naps in his crib. The longest he has fussed when I put him down has been 5 min. I am so excited about this breakthrough. It may not seem like a big deal, but it is. He has been much happier, it is so nice. So thank you little Jerry for taking naps in you crib.

That is all that I can think of for now. But Jarom and I are just in love with our little buddy. He is so much fun to have around and we are so thankful to be his parents. We are very blessed to have him.