There is not much new going on in Charlie-land. He seems to be extra sleepy lately - anothergrowth spurt?? He is so big now! He sits up with no problem by himself and in the past couple of days has mastered how to get himself into a sitting position without our help. He is trying with all his might to pull himself up on the couch and the rail of his crib. We did not realize how good he was getting at this until the other night when I went to peak in at him to see if he was sleeping and he was on his knees looking out into the room. Needless to say, we lowered the mattress all the way down that night! He is really really close to crawling. He has done what looks like crawling a couple of times, but he doesn't quite have it down yet. Any day now though! Time to start the baby proofing!!
His evening feeding has been rough the past few days. He has just been getting too sleepy and then wants nothing to do with cereal and veggies. So, we are brainstorming how to rearrange his schedule so that he is more pleasant at this meal. We are dreading the time change in a couple weeks and what impact that will have on Charlie! He has been doing well with the foods we have introduced so far with the exception of green beans. I don't know if I didn't make them right or what, but they are kind of chunky in texture and he just gags every time he gets them in his mouth. We tried a few different times with the same reaction, so I think we are going to forget about them for now. His cereal is brown rice and oatmeal now and he has had sweet potatoes, banana, and avocado and enjoys them all.
He LOVES the cats and Chloe! He starts to giggle every time they get close to him and reaches out to grab them. Stormy loves him right back because loves to be loved! Chester is a little more reserved, but doesn't seem to mind Charlie too much. And Chloe just goes with the flow. She doesn't go out of her way to pay attention to Charlie, but she doesn't mind him either. He was beating on her nose the other day and she just took it, so I think they will be good friends. Maybe she will even share her comfy bed with him some day!
We go for our regular seasonal flu shots next week. Hopefully all goes well with that. We still do not know for certain what to do about the H1N1. I want to talk to our pediatrician about it again and try and get more of an explanation about his stance on it. We will see! Other than that we are enjoying the fall weather! This is one of the best times of year to live in upstate New York!!
Can you see the sleepy glazed look in his eyes? :-)