It has been awhile since I have updated all who are interested on the latest happenings and shinanigans with Gord.
Gord is now two full weeks into daycare and he has adjusted to it really nicely. The three women who work in the infant room are angels and I love them so much already. One in particular seems to have really taken to Gord, and when I come to pick him up I often find him in her lap. It makes me very comforted knowing he is so well taken care of during the day. They are truly amazing with him and he is always happy to see their faces in the morning. There was only one day so far when he cried as I left after dropping him off and it tore my heart out. But on the other hand it feels so amazing when I come to pick him up and he erupts in a fit of giggles and smiles and reaches out for me. Melts the heart I tell ya!
Daycare is going to be a good experience for him I think. The other babies in the room are so cute, all but one are older than Gord. Most can crawl or walk all over the place, so Gord just kind of sits there while the others come up to him. It will be so fun when Gord is mobile, to be able to see what kind of personality he has, whether he plays by himself off to the side or runs around chasing the other babies.
One thing that has shocked me is that Gord has actually taken to drinking formula during the day! He has had up to 9 oz of it so far in one day at daycare. Blew me away. Maybe not the most interesting news in your eyes, but I was flabbergasted.
Now, here is a great piece of news for you: GORD CUT HIS FIRST TOOTH!!!! It is so cute, a little white tooth sticking out on the bottom. It isn't out far yet, but by golly, it's there! And let's just say that tonight I got my first taste of why women give up breastfeeding after their baby cuts teeth. Ouch.
Bad piece of news: Gord has his first fever. :( It started on Thursday off and on. We think it's a teething fever since he doesn't seem sick otherwise. But if it goes on much longer, the doc is getting called in.
Best piece of news: Gord sleeps through the night!!!! That's right! I can now go to bed and not have to get out of it until Gord wakes up at 630-7 in the morning. HOORAY! We attribute this great triumph to three important factors:
1. At Gord's last doc check-up a couple of weeks back, the doc scolded us for giving into Gord's night wakings and feeding him. We knew we were going to quit it soon, but the doc gave us that extra push we needed and we cut him off cold turkey that night.
2. We put the softest blanket in the world that Gord got for Christmas from my uncle and aunt in the crib with him to snuggle with. He loves to bring it up and hold it by his cheek. Too cute.
3. Since many times Gord can be put back to sleep by giving him the soother that he threw to the other end of the crib, we kept the soother clip on him at night. He can now find his soother and put it back in himself.
Two nights after introducing these strategies...sleeping through the night. Well, to be honest, we hear him sometimes wake up and stir in the night, not crying, but he quickly puts himself back to sleep. I can't tell you how heavenly it feels to get more than 4 hours of consecutive sleep after 9 months!!!!
Well, did you get your fix of Gord news? I hope so. And watch out, cause mine's next! Mwah-hah-hah!