Levi: Week 25 Summary

Levi loving the pool!

Here is a recap on this past week in Levi’s life: #25!

Levi really struggled to nurse this week. Toward the end of the week, he had gone 5 days without pooping, so I think that had something to do with it. He just doesn’t want to eat a lot at a time when he is constipated–and I don’t blame him. Whenever he wouldn’t eat longer than 10-15 minutes, I would give him a break, try to feed him again, and if he wouldn’t go for it, I’d offer him some solid food. I’m not sure if he is just weaning himself or what it is. Usually this would most often happen during his second feeding of the day–so I didn’t push him to nurse in case he was just still full from his morning fruit. Usually, by the 3rd feeding and definitely by the 4th, he was back to eating for at least 30 minutes at a time. He made it at least 2.5 hours every time though, so we pretty much kept the same schedule.

We continued with pureed solids this week after his 1st feeding and BLW after his 2nd feeding. Here is what Levi ate:
05/26- Out all day with Brian’s parents, so I didn’t worry about giving him solids.
05/27- 0.5 oz pureed prunes
05/28- 0.5 oz pureed prunes, BLW with 1 kiwi and 1 slice of cucumber
05/29- 1.75 oz pureed prunes, BLW with 1/4 avocado and 1 slice of cucumber
05/30- 1.25 oz pureed apples, BLW with 1/4 avocado and 1 steamed carrot
05/31- 0.75 pureed apples, BLW with 1/4 avocado and 1 steamed carrot

Saturday and Sunday of this past week, Brian’s parents were in town, so Levi’s naps were a bit more sporadic then normal. We tried to be at home for at least one of his naps a day, to make sure he got a solid 1.5 hours (at least). The others were mostly in his car seat as we did stuff with them around town.

Monday of this past week, Levi took terrible naps. I mean, absolutely horrible. He likes to sleep on his side, but he kept accidentally rolling himself over. He was screaming all day because of this. He was probably just overly tired as well from our busy weekend. And he and I were both sick with a cold. So all of those factors put together made for a difficult napping day.

Tuesday through Friday, he was right back on schedule with napping. He went down without any problems and slept for at least an hour each time. He might have rolled over twice the rest of the week and I just let him cry himself back to sleep when he did.

Levi’s wake time is the same as last week. About 1 hour and 20 minutes in length and still playing with all the same toys. Oh, he did discover his feet this week though! He doesn’t try to reach them when he is laying down, but he definitely notices them when he sits in his Bumbo. He lunges forward to try to grab them!

He slept much better at night this week! Yay! Toward the beginning of the week, he was still waking anywhere between 1:30 and 2:30, but the last 4 days he slept solid from his bedtime to at least 6 AM. Fingers crossed that the rolling over won’t disrupt his nighttime sleep anymore!

Our schedule has been fairly consistent these past few weeks, so I want to note it. All times listed are give or take about 15 minutes:

6:00 am (or anytime within this hour)- short 15 min feed, Levi straight back to bed
8:00 am- nurse, spoon feed pureed fruit (he eats anywhere from 0.5 oz to 1.5 oz, depending on how hungry/interested he is)
9:15 am- nap
10:45 am- nurse, BLW, bath time
12:00 pm- nap
2:00 pm- nurse
3:15 pm- nap
4:45 pm- nurse
6:00 pm- shorter nap
7:15 pm- nurse
8:00 pm- bedtime

I took Levi to the seminary pool this week! It was a lot of fun and he really enjoyed it. He just kept watching all the big kids and he smiled constantly. I loved that time with him and I’m excited to take him more throughout the summer!



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