Nathan is 10 weeks and 3 days today. His toothless gummy smile gets ever more charming each day and it’s what I look forward to seeing every morning. Unfortunately I can never capture that grin it all its gummy glory on camera because the moment we hold that shiny black and silver object up in front of him, he just stops and stares at it super intently…
With a lot of coaxing and funny faces from mum and dad, he will eventually give us a sweet little smile like this…
Then once we put the camera down, he'll flash us another gummy grin and we will be like “haaaaaiya… now only then you smile!”. Cheeky fella! Nevermind we’ll get that grin out of you on camera one day!
As you can see, Nathan’s legs are getting stronger. He can support his weight on his legs pretty well, with of course some help from mum or dad to keep him balanced.
He’s also already learnt to suck his fist. Not all the time though, usually when he’s tired, so it’s one of the cues I look out for to know when he’s ready for nap time.
He’s still not yet sleeping through the night consistently, though I have a funny feeling that he’s actually ready to drop the middle of the night feed but his biological clock just still a little stuck at needing to wake up at 3.00am every morning. I’m still contemplating a few options to tackle this:
1. Gradually help him shift his clock by waking up 15 minutes earlier bit by bit until we get his clock aligned closer to his late evening feed – this approach might be a bit fiddly and may take some trial and error to get the right timing
2. Get a pacifier and use it to help him settle back to sleep – however we’ve never used a pacifier with him before, so I’m a bit dubious about this as I don’t want to start a bad habit, plus I’m not even sure if he’ll accept it
3. Wait and see approach – just tahan a few more nights or weeks and see if he’ll eventually drop it on his own
Anyone have any other tips or ideas?