Weight: We don't have a scale in our house and while the only thing on my to-do list today was to take Kale to get weighed, he had other plans for us. So I have no idea how much he weighs, but I'm guess-timating 60 pounds. At least that's what he feels like when I'm lugging him around all day. Ok, seriously - I think he's 19lbs. Hopefully I'll get to a scale at some point this week to find out for sure, but I definitely know he's huge. I'm pretty sure Kale thinks along the same lines as body builders - pack on the pounds for months and then turn it into muscle. Don't be surprised if this kid has a 6 pack and bulging biceps on his first birthday.
Height: Again, I have no idea. Kale was not interested in being measured today. I do know that his feet touch the ground in the jumperoo now so he's definitely put on some inches. I'll find out for sure what his height is at his doctor's appointment next week.
What size of clothes is he wearing? He still fits into some of his 3-6 month clothing, but this week I've started moving him up to 6-9 month stuff.
Milestones in the past month:
- Reaching out and grabbing things. I can't believe that he just discovered his hands last month and he's already reaching out and grabbing things. Pretty much anything you have in your hands, he wants in his hands. Then when he gets it in his hands, he puts it in his mouth. Remember the airplanes that hang above his crib? He used to love laying in his crib to watch these airplanes float above. Now he likes it better if you hold him up to the airplanes so he can grab them as they go by. Then he sticks them in his mouth.
- Laughing. There is no sweeter sound than Kale's laughter. It's the most contagious giggle I've ever heard and we hear it all the time. A guaranteed way to make Kale laugh? Make farting noises. Guess who figured that one out?
- Recognizing himself. One day Kale caught sight of himself in the mirror and the look on his face was all "hello beautiful, how are you?" When Kale is feeling down and having a tough day, I prop him up on the dresser in front of the mirror and instantly he starts smiling and laughing and cooing. He's basically the opposite of humble.
- Discovery of his feet. I posted about this yesterday. Kale loves to grab onto his feet and I'm sure if he could stretch himself a little further he'd love to have those feet in his mouth.
Special outings in the last month:
- Kale helped both his grandpa's celebrate their birthday's!
- Lexy & Les's wedding
- Lisa & Dave's Buck & Doe
- Guelph Ribfest
- Guelph & District Labour Day picnic
- First time swimming in an indoor pool
What is his routine?
Kale wakes up around 7am most days and is ready for a nap by 9am. He stays awake for two hours, naps for 40 mins. REPEAT. REPEAT. REPEAT. After he's been awake for hour and a half, I start trying to wind him down to prepare for his nap in hopes that ease into it without having a meltdown first. This means that I spend a good portion of my day trying to get Kale to sleep. Kale doesn't seem to be able to wind down on his own so that's why I have to help guide him. He goes from happy baby to meltdown in the blink of an eye and sometimes we can avoid the tears if we spend 30 minutes reading stories, rocking and nursing. Unfortuantely it makes me a little insane to repeat the process four or five times a day and sometimes it doesn't even work.
We're still doing the nighttime routine, although some nights we start a little earlier depending on when his last nap was. We do the bath, the naked time, the massage, the nursing and then the walk. Sometimes he passes out before the walk which is a good sign because the weather is getting cooler at night and eventually we're going to have to take the walk out of the routine. Most of the time Kale is sleeping by 8pm at the absolute latest, but there are always those special nights when he decides to party until 9pm.
Kale's favourite things to do:
- Eat his hands/suck his thumb
- Grab his feet
- Put things in his mouth
- Go for walks
- Make his mama and dad CRAZY
Photo's of Kale from this month: