It has been 4 nights in a row now since I've weaned Micah off night feeds, and I think it's going well. He has really only "slept through the night" on the 2nd night. Other nights he will wake up in the middle of the night and start crying, probably asking for a feed, but I have left him there to cry until he resettles himself. Sounds terrible, I know.. but he doesn't cry for more than 5-10 minutes and goes right back to sleep. I keep thinking if I did go in there it would make things worse, him knowing that I'm there would mean he will be more alert therefore harder to fall back to sleep, and him smelling me would make him think I'm about to give him a feed... so I just leave him in his cot. He usually just cries for 3 seconds, then stops, then another few seconds, then stop anyway... so it's not like he's distressed. I think we're getting pretty good at differentiating his cries and those "whingy" cries usually stop fairly quickly. So all is good, he seems to be adjusting really well and I FINALLY don't have to get up in the middle of the night to feed him. That was really starting to get quite exhausting, so glad that phase is over!
|Micah's first time in a coupe - and he loved it!|
So we've decided that we WILL go ahead with signing Micah up for Bettina Management - a child modelling agency based in the Docklands. We might as well give it a go, I know there is no guarantee of finding work, but hopefully Micah will get some experience out of it. His photoshoot is booked in for next Thursday and that in itself is exciting!
|I love this photo of Micah and his cousin Elijah, even though Micah looks very unsure haha!|
Micah and I went to my sister in law's yesterday to have a play with Micah's cousins as well as to see his Nana and Granddad. It was a fun morning, and Micah got to play out in the sun for a bit and get pushed around in a coupe! It's a nice change for him to not be playing all by himself, as well as play with different toys in a different environment.
Most exciting of all, while he was hanging out with his granddad he let go of whatever he was holding onto and was FREE STANDING!! Such a clever boy... he will be 9 months in a week and a half, will that be enough time for him to learn how to walk? Lol, maybe not. Maybe he won't walk at 9 months but he will definitely walk by 10 months at the rate he's going!