So there are a couple new things happening. First off on May 19 he got food other than formula and breast milk. We chose Gerber oat cereal. We had debated on the cereals at all because of the lack of nutritional value with the rice cereals, basically being like white bread. But the up side is it is an easy food to digest. We met in the middle and went with an oat cereal as a first. He loved it. The feat time was very runny but the second time a little more food like, but not full strength. We will wait the week out and see how it goes before introducing anything else. Probably my next food will be our frozen pumpkin or butternut squash. Lets see how it goes.
Next big news is he is sleeping in his crib. So far he has been sleeping in a playpen in our room. We went to Edmonton this weekend and when we got back we figured it was time. Now comes the traumatized part. Last night was third night in his crib and second with food for dinner. This morning at 6:30 Deb's alarms go off and as I wake up I realize Spencer slept through the night. As I mention it I go and look at the video motor and he appears to be in the same position relatively that we left him in. As I watch he does move but we kind of hear noise coming from the nursery but not the monitor. Deb goes to check and sure enough spencer was out of his swaddler blanket and had turned on his fish mobile (yes he can turn it on and off purposefully) and was turned around a little. He was fully awake and fussing. However the video showed him still in his sleep position and was not broadcasting his noise. Here enters my panic. How long has he been fussing did he cry all night and this is as much energy he has left to "fuss". Deb brought him in And i put him on to feed. He had not been crying he was not stressed he was just awake and now happy to be eating.
While having a good eat his eyelids started to droop and as usual he fell back asleep. I told Deb I would never trust this video monitor again. The screen had froze and needed to be rebooted. Then it worked again. Spencer was just fine. I was in a state of "what ifs". What if the swaddle blanket had wrapped around his neck, what if he had been screaming all night... The usual mother paranoia. So until we get a better video monitor we will set up a back up audio one and even with that I don't know if I'll sleep well trusting technology.
I am now cuddling him as he sleeps calming my own nerves and randomly kissing his head.
Here is a photo just because.