DS came 5/22, right on his due date, and is doing well ...
We're doing the Sears vaccine schedule for the most part, but a move across the country added some delay. Now we're in Iowa, where the vaccines come from the health department instead of the doctor. Not having insurance, it's great for us that it's just $10/visit ... so we can do our alternate schedule without big financial penalties.
We've got five teeth. Two popped up 10/5, and another three came around Christmas. He seems to have mouth pain every month when I'm on my period, since his third month. Hyland's teething gel, Tylenol, and Ibuprofen help a lot.
No crawling, but a lot of rolling and scooting on his belly, and wanting very much to pull up on me to stand.
As a child of a speech pathologist who specialized in early child development, I try not to press the speech too much, but we've got some repetitive consonant-vowel combos. He started clapping along with "AAAAYYYY" this week, miming our clapping with "YAY". We'll start baby sign this week, to help him communicate until the fine motor skills permit speech.
He LOVES to watch Animusic and Stomp while in his swing -- the way I tend to get dinner on the table. Thankfully Animusic is fun for me to watch/listen to also (clips in YouTube ... it's really amazing). He also still goes to sleep best to Def Leppard, to my chagrin, but is branching out to reggae.
He's at 75 percentile in height and weight, up from 50 in both at 2 months. We credit a policy of feeding on demand and cosleeping with his excellent growth.
Mom is not getting much sleep still, his waking schedule has not changed much since he was born. (In fact it still is almost identical to the night he was born). He sleeps with me in a full size bed, and I've never never slept well ... I'm wondering if *I* might be keeping *him* up, and if he's frustrated that *I* have not yet started sleeping through the night ;-) BUT, he and I mastered side-laying nursing a long time ago, so usually all I do is slip back close to him and let him find his way, and go back to sleep. The past few weeks though, he needs me to pick him up when he wakes up, and he's been grabbing for the other nipple a lot, so I have to wake up enough to pick him up, put him on the other side of me, re-situate him, and quickly cover the nipple that is "off"!
Still not one diaper rash, thanks to the cloth I think.
Solids are coming along using a schedule for allergy prone babies that I found through the Kelly Mom website. His Dad has food sensitivities, which we found through IgG blood tests while I was pregnant. Turned out I can't eat those foods when nursing, or he gets colic and eczema ... but I'm hoping that a careful introduction to solids can help him avoid long term allergies himself. The solids are mostly for fun, though I'm not following BLW principles (he loves to be spoon fed, and hates chunks). He doesn't eat solids every day, even. His favorites so far are turkey and lamb.