Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm OK with keeping her at this stage forever

When we took Cameron in for her four month doctor's appointment her pediatrician commented on how much fun the 4-9 month stage is. Think of all the pluses it has going for it: start sleeping through the night, nap consolidation, longer alert periods, no teething (yet), and still not mobile. Throw in lots of smiles and laughter and you have for one fun infant.

This weekend was the first we experienced the consolidation of naps. And it made a huge difference in how I was able to spend my day. We are leaving for a vacation next weekend so I had lots and lots of errands to get done while DH took care of some much needed yard work. Cameron has started taking a 2 - 2 1/2 hour morning nap, a 15 minute snooze in her carriage while running errands and a 3+ hour nap in the afternoon. Amazing! Of course I have no hope that she will replicate it at school. Sigh.

She has coupled this with refusing to nurse except for morning and occasional evenings. I was sweating it in the beginning but quickly tired of fighting to latch her on. So now she gets bottles and I pump while I can. This gives me added flexibility of a bottle on the go and for DH to pitch in more with feedings. Liberating! This bodes very well for our two (!) week vacation.

I realize I have been remiss in posting some Cameron pictures so enjoy!

Cameron sports a mini mohawk after her bath.
Cameron is so close to rolling over!
Cameron loves it when Daddy plays with her.
Look at those big beautiful blue eyes. She can thank her Daddy for those.
About a dozen toys but Cameron would prefer to play with her Taggies onesie.


Miss Madison's Mommy said...

I love those pics. She is so darn cute!! I love this stage too! Madi is smiling at me from across the room right now...

Donna said...

They love tags! You have to get one of those tag blankets, she will wear it to death. As for wanting a child to stay at this stage 1. depends on your child (my first was teething, rolling over, and STTN at 6 mos, my second was good but no STTN until 11 mos), 2. wait until she gets older - just gets better and better!

confused homemaker said...

she's getting SO big I LOVE her baby mohawk:) D-man is just finally getting into a good nap routine & I'm a happy momma for it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the new pics--she is adorable, and a good baby besides! Lucky Mom and Dad. . .Mimi

Dawn said...

I will agree, I love this baby stage. I wish I could bottle it up, it goes by too fast.

Love the cutie pics.