Friday, July 29, 2011

Fenn's 1st Year: Week by Week

These are little weekly notes I would make about his development because I can never remember ANYTHING and with our next baby I want to be able to look back and say oh yeah, that is when they did so and so. Anyway all babies are different developmentally but it might give you some idea of stuff if you are curious, or this may be a post no one cares about but me! ha But I need it for my records!

Fenn's First Year Week by Week!

7   Weeks - Gotten really strong at holding head up when having tummy time
9   weeks - Got craddled cap ( took WEEKS to cure and best thing I used was Olive Oil and Buriti Baby Lotion from the body shop)
11 Weeks - 1st time to sleep through the night!, blowing spit bubbles
13 Weeks - Started grabbing at/batting at toys
16 Weeks - Started teething. ( Fussy, diareah 5 times a day (green), drooling TONS)
18 Weeks - Started being able to hold toys, and actually play with them, rolling them etc. I can carry him on my hip now b.c he has better upper body control

19 Weeks - Rolled over for the 1st time, 1st Rice Cereal Meal

20 weeks - is pushing up very high on his play mat. suddenly started having tantrums and learning how to cry to get his way, kind of hugs me or snuggles me everytime he just wakes up and I pick him up from bed.

22 Weeks - started eating several tablespoons of thick rice cereal a day and he LOVES it. Also started sleeping longer and going longer between feedings since he started solids.

23 Weeks- So busy lately standing on his feet in the saucer and grabbing at everything he can. Loves the dogs and watches them and talks to them. Has been rolling over more and more from stomach to back. Very happy and sweet all the time. naps pretty good. kisses me all over the face when I pick him up from crib.

26 Weeks - Started shrieking and making funny noises and talking to himself ALOT more. He talks before bedtime to all his fluffies!

27 Weeks - Can sit up without support and play. Still pretty new at it. Putting everything into his mouth he can. He now understands, and enjoys peek -a -boo, so busy all of a sudden. Made solid poops! Has gotten MUCH louder when he cries. Wearing 12-18 month sized Clothes. Started wearing pants this week.

28 Weeks - started discovering tongue and wants to stick it out or chew on it (i think this was because his teeth were coming in)and smack his lips alot. HIs infant hair has started falling out and being replaces with soft fluffy blonde hair on the top of his head, none on the back of his head yet! He enjoys driving his motorcyle ( weird motion that he does) He has started making a poop face now, so we know when he goes.

29 Weeks - Introduced a sippy cup that has a transitional nipple. he took right to it. He knows to hold it and suck it but he cant figure out he needs to tilt it yet to get the liquid out. He loves to play with it and use it as a teething toy too.  Loves Avacado, Pears & sweet potatoes. He wants to grab his food bowl, stick his fingers and face in it.

30 Weeks - Started making blubber noises with his lips. Got a terrible diaper rash from what I believe was cheap wipes. Started sitting up from his back on his own. Very good at sitting up now. Talks NON stop. I can feel a sharp spot in his bottom gums that I think is tooth coming in! Eating about 6 small jars of baby food a day, or 6 oz of baby food. Is very good at holding his toys now and shaking them vigorously. Can now sit in buggies and restaurant high chairs!
31 Weeks - Tried puffs and mum mums this week. Is really good with frozen teething rings now. 1st Trip in the Grocery cart and he LOVED it. terrible teething fits with low grade fever,snot, waking often, eating less. Pretty fussy off and on.  Starting squealing and making lots of high pitch noises.

32 Weeks - Much more hair growth this week, instead of just mohawk hair is growing around the strip. Showing interest in crawling this week. Keeps ending up on his tummy and pushing up, very busy, grunting and concentrating. Also making TONS of raspberry mouth noises. Still squealing a lot.Tried beets and ate them but didn't love them. Wearing only size 18 mos now. Has mastered eating mum mums and loves them and holding them himself. He will cry when he eats it all up.  Spends ALOT of time trying to sit up by pulling himself up with his feet, pants or socks. Whatever he can reach.

33 Weeks - Busy Busy BUSY. wants to be playing and doing something constantly. Sleeps less, stays up later, but when he sleeps and naps he sleeps HARD. I can move him while he is sleeping without waking him. Still waking up several times a night but I am about to extinguish this. Tried Plums and Brocalli this week. Neither was he wild about. He has learned to pick up puffs with his fingers now and get them to his mouth, but has not figured out how to release them so he can eat them. He does like puffs now. Seems less interested in breast feeding these days. Loves toys that spin and will spin them for EVER.

34 Weeks - Started to enjoy Yo Gabba Gabba more now. Looks around people and things when he wants to see something.

35 Weeks

36 Weeks  - Beach trip! Learned to Feed himself puffs. Spent the night with CC and Anna Catherine away from me ! Tried Strawberries and Mangoes. Likes Bananas now.

37 Weeks  - Making some crawling attempts. His right top tooth started coming in. Another cold! 25.4 pounds now! First real beach trip. Loved the beach, but loved the pool more. Wanted to eat sand constantly. Has really started being nosy and going through things or getting into things. As I write this you have found a bag for someone with clothes in it and have them all dumped out , spread around and are chewing on the swimsuit strap.

38 Weeks -  Went to the doctor because your eye was swollen and pink. You had a bacterial infection in  your eye and ear :(. You want to move around and get into stuff constantly but you wont crawl! You are trying though! You mostly scoot around on your butt while sitting up. You have taken to biting things when you get overwhelmed or frustrated.  This week you tried to bite the door facing, kitchen cabinets and my shirt. you are 29.5 inches long! Getting a little more hair in the sides of your head and stuff have your duck feathers atop.  You have started reaching for me a little this week!  I also started giving you solid foods all pinched up!

39 Weeks - It is gonna be a big week I can tell! You are insisting on being on your stomach 24-7. Even in the bed! last night was the first time you ever slept on your stomach and you slept really well that way! You are very whiny and having a lot of little tantrums and I am not sure why or what that is about! Still no crawling but I think its just around the corner! This week I left you for 2 nights with Bebe for the 1st time!

40 Weeks - Found out why whiney last week : Still has an ear infection :(. I think he may be teething again because tons of drool is coming again and lots of lip smacking going on. He has been very fussy and not himself either due to teething, ear infection or stomach ache from his antibiotic. He has started taking toys and raising them up above his head and waving them around proudly. Not sure why? He also throws his toys HARD and bangs them. In general he plays very hard/rough. Still very good at independent play. Has been biting me again I think from ear infection. We started reading him books this week and he seems to enjoy it! He def has a favorite ( Lullabye Little One) because he sits still and listens intently to it, other books not so much!  Tried Celery and cinnamon for the 1st time this week and liked both! First successful crawls have happened this week! You are trying SO hard! You only crawl about 2 steps then collapse on your stomach.

41 Weeks -

42 Weeks - The day of his 42nd week he pulled up for the first time. Not sturdy but he tried to peek over the side of his crib on his knees and he tried to pull up in the tub also. 42nd Week also marks his 1st time to sleep all night in a LONG time. We started CIO and by night 2 he was sleeping all night. Been in a terrible mood all week. I thought it was due to ear infection but doctor said he was not sick! So I guess it is just a stage. He cries at every little thing that does not go his way, and arches his back and throws his head back. Cries pretty loud too. Loves Blocks now!

43 Weeks - All of a sudden many things started happening this week! He started banging 2 toys together, putting toys through hoops and inside other toys. Still loves blocks for smashing, throwing, chewing and banging together.  His 2nd top tooth broke the skin this week ( thank GOD) > he is down to breast feeding generally only once a day now at 6 am when he wakes up. Still sleeping all night! Whew! Started sitting up from a flat on the floor position as well as while in his bed. Still not full on crawling, doing about 2 steps at a time. Very chattery this week.

44 weeks- Having lots of temper tantrums this week! 3 teeth coming in on the top. Having terrible fits every time we lay him in crib for sleep. Sits up and fights nap for 45 mins-1hr. Crawling now but only when extremely motivated. Still plays independently really well. Cries most times when in leave the room. Still sleeping all night waking up at 6am.

45 Weeks - This week you really love your momma. He cries alot if I pass him off, sometimes when I leave the room, and he crawls over to me alot in the playroom and rests his head on me or just sits near me. Daddy doesnt love this stage. We started mostly tablefood and he loves it. Seems irritated by baby food and mostly wants what I am eating. Can take bites of sandwiches and pizza! He currently has 4 teeth with more on the way. Still has a black spot on his gums from an incisor. Almost 28lbs this week! Taking bedtome and naps like a champ. No crying and sleeping well. Wakes up sometimes in the middle of the night but settles down on his own quickly. Started Cheese puffs this week ( target brand) and he loves them! Other foods : mac n cheese, chicken, watermelon, 

46 Weeks - Interested this week in spacial things. He likes to take the remote and place it on the table above his head, take it off and do it all over again. he has been holding things up in the air and dropping them. Then doing that over and over. He has not wanted to eat any chicken this week. I have gotten him to drink from his sippy ( when I hold it) several times now. Back to cloth diapers at night since he is not nursing at night now. 3rd top tooth broke the skin this week. Trying to pull up and getting up on his knees alot this week

47 Weeks - tried a few days with just one nap in the middle of the day and he is not ready for that. Definitely still needs 2 naps a day. Still waking up at 6am. (or 5am). Starting to drool and run low grade temp again so I am thinking time for another tooth?  I think he has an allergy to strawberries because every time we feed him those his eyes get pink and puffy. Still cant drink from a sippy cup in his own but is showing interest in it. Only nursing once a day in the mornings when he wakes up . naps are about 1.5 hours long. Cant crawl over barriers ( my leg, pillows etc ) and does not know how to get unstuck when he finds jis leg under the couch or in a corner.

48 weeks - wanst to pull up this week but cant figure out how. does a tri-pod most of the time. We have been traveling alot and fenn has been so goos about it. Slept till almosy 8 am today! Very unusual but we were in a hotel with no windows so we think that is why. Still eating alot. had pancakes for the 1st time and loved them! Still loves people and flirts with all the women we encounter.

49 Weeks -  PB stood up for the first time today 7/6/11 by pulling up on the mushroom stool in his playroom. he has been sick all week with a snotty nose. He did not enjoy the fireworks on the 4th i think because he was so tired. He started this week, coming up to me when I am on my laptop and closing the lid so he will have my undivided attention. It is sooooo cute. he has also figured out how to play chase and just giggles and giggles! He now knows that doors open and how to do it. Still not plundering cabinets and such yet though thank goodness!

50 Weeks - Got a new tooth and now has 6 teeth. Has been trying to stand up a lot but just holds on to things and does a tri-pod sort of move. Has started protesting mushy food and really prefers solid foods, like whatever we are eating. Went to Florida for a week to see grandparents and had a good time and did really well considering the lack of naps. Does not poop as much as he used to. Generally once or twice a day now. He has learned to crawl underneath things to retrieve his toys now. He still really loves blocks, egg shaped things, and his play mat. Books have become very entertaining to him as well. 

51 Weeks  - Had his 1st stomach virus. Got it from a friends baby. He woke up several nights because he had thrown up on himself. Seemed fine during the day. Decreased appetite. Low grade fever. Still teething also. More needy than usual.  Has realized how to interact with 3d books and touch the stuff sticking out. He still really loves blocks, and loves round shapes and likes to spin them like tops on the hardwood floor, or chunk them across the room then retrieve them.  I also found a hiding spot in the playroom this week where he has been stashing all of his favorite toys. I had been looking for them everywhere 

52 Weeks -Lots of changes this week. He has been pulling himself up and standing for long periods. crawling over to the stairs and acting like he wants to crawl up them. He is also showing interest in toilets so its time to baby proof them all. Mom, Nonie and Celie are here for the week getting ready for his 1st birthday!   Still weighs 28lbs... lost almost a pound with his virus.  He has figured out how to play some touch games on the ipad this week. He has finally learned a little bit better about how to use a sippy Cup. The Nuby cup seems to work better for him. He will not hold it for himself yet though.


Cory Holder said...

I almost just spit out my sandwich when I read Black People love him...cracked me up. Everybody loves that Peebles McJeebles. :)

Julie Bray said...

I can't believe you kept up with weeks that long. I had to divide by 4 by the time I got to 12 weeks.....ha

Awesome record keeping!

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