Thursday, July 13, 2006

Early To Bed ... Early To Rise

We had mentioned that we were going to change Parker's nap schedule in hopes that we could get him to bed a little earlier than 10pm. After a couple of days of making his afternoon nap only 30 to 45 minutes long we have been able to get Parker to bed around 7pm. That said, he still wakes up a few times during the night for feeds. The first time has been before midnight, and the others are around two and six in the morning. We are going to have to find a way to change his habit of getting up in the middle of the night.

I have decided that Parker really enjoys playing with his food. It may be a little bit messier but the last two times I have fed him he was much more accommodating when he could touch his food with his hand and even take the spoon once in a while to try and put it in his mouth. I figured that it not only gets him to eat the vegetables and cereal but his motor skills are getting a work out as a result.

I am pretty sure that Parker is getting taller. He does not need the purple pad under his feet in the Exersaucer any more. The occupational therapist had asked us that we make sure there is something under his feet so they are flat on the ground. Apparently, it can cause problems when they try to walk if he is always on his tippie toes.

Okay, picture this. Mommy is in her glider with Parker doing a 10pm feed and Parker sound a sleep in her arms as he sucks on the nipple of the bottle with great vigor. All of a sudden, the little monkey sucks so hard that he dislodges the nipple causing three ounces of formula to come crashing down on his face. Poor little guy. It didn't phase him though. He didn't cry, but waited for her to fill up the bottle with more formula so he could finish his feed and go back to bed.

Parker has clinic again tomorrow morning. We will be seeing the dietician to see how she thinks he is growing and eating. We are hoping that he is getting taller so that his weight and length are in similar percentiles.

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Wow Parker Poo! You are getting to be such a big boy! Good for you eating all of your food and formula up!

You must have had an extra long cool shower today to stay cool or maybe you are enjoying the AC!

Either way I hope you are enjoying this day little one!

Love,
Auntie Natalie xoxo