Hayden started sitting up on his own a couple of days ago! He can sit for a few seconds before he slowly starts to fall over. 🙂 He also holds his bottles! He is given a little bit of water after his solid food, and he just grabs the bottle and holds it himself. Apparently when other people give him milk in a bottle he does it then, too.
We are deep into sleep training. He is doing really well at night. We’ve had to let him cry it out a little over night when we know he can’t be hungry, and (touch wood) he seems to be catching on. Naps are taking a bit more work at this point, but that is natural (according to my book). We are implementing ‘cry it out’ during nap time too, and he is somewhat coming along but he seems awfully stubborn at times! I think it is slowly coming together, but it will just take some time. And if ever it does come together, he’ll go off to day care for three days in a row and everything might come undone! 😉 Right, I guess that means I need to give up work!!! 😛 (It’s worth a try, hey?!)
Hayden had to go to the doctor on Thurs because his skin was struggling a bit. We found out he has eczema at his last well child visit last month, and the doctor gave us some things to try to heal it up. It has been up and down since that visit, and on Wednesday he developed a rash all along his back so we decided it was time to be seen again. He has a medium case of eczema, with rashes on all of the creases of his skin (legs, arms, armpits, neck). He’s on an antibiotic and a medium steroid cream. It is looking a lot better already. They weighed him with his clothes on and he was 19 lbs 8 oz!!!! I suppose that would equate to somewhere around 19 lbs without clothes. There’s no stopping his growth!
I’m really excited because we signed up today for Aquababes, which is a parent/baby swimming class. I have been on the waiting list for only a couple of days, but I didn’t think we would be able to be in the class until March. They said he has to be 6 months, and he isn’t 6 months until Feb 3. The class starts in two weeks. They must not be that strict about the age, because they took his birthdate so they know he is a couple of weeks shy of 6 mos. John and I decided if we could just get him signed up somehow they would never question him being old enough once they saw him. He certainly looks older than 6 mos! So anyway, I ordered him a swimsuit online today. There aren’t any in the shops at the moment. Next I need to find some swimming diapers. Hopefully there will be some at Target even though it’s out of season. Otherwise, I might need to implement the help of my Floridian friends! It’s always swimming season in Florida!