Oh my gosh! Two weeks have passed since doing a Logan update.
That’s because we were gone for 11 days on our first big family vacation!! And man oh man…my head is still kind of spinning from it. I want to talk about it all, but I almost don’t even know where to start.
First lets talk about new things with Logan. I’m not sure if it’s because we’re doing Baby Led Weaning [and the chewing is stimulating teeth to come in] or what, but holy tooth fairy! We left on vacation with two bottom teeth and came back with another bottom tooth, two top teeth finally cutting through, and I can see the fourth bottom tooth hole peeking out. So Logan now has 5 teeth! So INSANE, 7 months old and a mouth full of teeth now. And let.me.tell.you. Teeth and boobies are not friends. I can totally see why so many mommies stop breastfeeding once teeth come in. It is very uncomfortable and at some times really hurts. I still want to keep breastfeeding him…but things might change to pumping and using bottles. We’ll see.
Of course, because of the teeth, he is chewing on everything! He chewed up the restaurant table. His teething toys are starting to look like dog toys. He doesn’t realize yet to watch his fingers, he’ll put food in his mouth and chew it and chomp on his finger and start crying…he hates it, but I think it’s kind of cute.
And I am 100% convinced that the teeth were the reason Logan has been acting like a poopy head the last few weeks. Now that all these teeth have broken through, he is back to being a smiley happy camper. We were so nervous about why his mood had all the sudden changed to super fussy, super needy…it all makes sense now. For our flight, since he seemed to be in so much pain with the teeth, we did give him a little bit of Children’s Tylenol to ease the pain and try and relax him for the flight. I think it helped!
He is also sitting up all on his own now and LOVES it! We were using the boppy pillow around him for support, but we thought it was starting to become a crutch…and didn’t want to take it on vacation with us, so we stopped using it. And of course he fell over a few times, cried, but quickly learned to balance himself better and now he is barely falling over. Sometimes if he looks over his shoulder he’ll topple over, but for the most part he just sits there and go nuts with his toys. He is obsessed right now with blocks, rattles, balls, and the tags that hang off of stuffed animals [don’t ask].
We are waiting to see if some first words are getting ready to happen. He is babbling so much now and has started saying Ba-Ba-Ba. But he says it with such intention that I think it means something to him, we just have to figure out what. He was fussing the other night and in the middle of fussing he looked at me and said Ba-Ba-Baaaaaa, all drawn out and with such emotion that I knew it meant something. I feel so bad that I don’t know yet what he’s trying to say. Oooh and all the sudden, while we were on a walk in San Diego he just started making elephant noises with his mouth. So funny.
Eating real food is going SO WELL!! He is loving eat and is really starting to eat good now. He hardly “plays” with his food anymore. Once we give him something to eat he takes it straight to his mouth. But it is so interesting to watch him because, just like adults, sometimes he likes something and sometimes he doesn’t. I’ll give him a banana one day and then the next day he just pushed it to the side. Almost saying “I had that yesterday mom, I wanna try something else”. He definitely like variety. He is obsessed right now with grapes! I’ve been cutting them in quarters and peeling the skin off. I think he likes the wet mushiness on his teeth. He’s also loving toast schmeared with pureed baby food. I had a few containers of the purees left over and figured this was the best way to use it up. Oatmeal, scrambled eggs, and sweet potatoes are also big hits. He is kind of lacking on his veggie love right now, I keep trying different ones and he’s not as crazy about them as he used to be. He also loves when we pour a little water in his mouth with a straw. He sits there with his mouth wide open waiting for us to bring the straw over to him from our glasses. So cute.
We go to the doctor’s tomorrow to get Logan’s head remeasured. At Logan’s 6 month check up the doctor was a little concerned with how big his head was measuring. So we’ll get an answer tomorrow about how he’s doing. I know that the chances of him having hydrocephalus are low, but there’s always that little worry bug in the back of your head, so it’ll be good to just get an answer and move on.
I think I’m going to do a separate post about the traveling, so I’ll save that for the next one.
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