Saturday, January 23, 2016

Tanush's Favorites

Tanush turned 5 months 2 days ago. How quickly time went by. We have started him on solids after he completed 4 months, upon his doctors suggestion. Of course his main source of nutrition is still breast milk but we have started solids slowly.

Things he takes so far:
1. Gerber rice cereal (LOVEs it)
2. Oat cereal (does not like it; I stopped it)
3. Cooked and pureed pears (Loves it)
4. Cooked and pureed apples (likes it but had to stopped as I suspected rashes after)
5. Rice+moong dal with a little of turmeric: meh, ok with it

He loves the below rhymes, in the same order:

1. Itsy Bitsy spider whet up the water spout (his all time favorite)
2. Old McDonald had a farm
3. Wheels on the bus go round and round
4. Yanky doodle went to town, riding on a pony...

He likes his routine and sleeps so much better when he is home all day long. He likes his oil massages too. He drools quite a bit and if we dont put a bib on him, his chest ends up getting wet pretty fast. He absolutely loves chewing on Sophie the Giraffe. In the evenings, he is more comfortable when we pick him up. More often than not, I would end up holding him all evening in my lap. Else he would cry or whine or both. He is not like this during the day time. He would be waiting for his dad to get home and goes right to him to play.
wakes up by 6:15 or max 6:30 AM (like he has somewhere urgent to go!) He wakes up every 2 to 2.5 hours to feed at nights. I think its slowly starting to improve. Have to see. Megha used to wake up for feeds every 3 hours until she turned a year.
His routine is now set. He wakes up around: 6:30, breakfast consiting of rice cereal, drop megha at school, takes a nap between 9:30 and 10:30. Then wake up, play, change/shower, sit on the kitchen counter while I cook, or roll on the floor round and round, eat a bit of lunch (he eats very very little for lunch), feed some milk, nap between 12:30 and 2:30 (wakes up about 3 times in between), play, have snack, nap between 4:30 and 5:00, wake up play more, eat, get ready for bed, massage, story, milk and sleep at 7:15. and then wake up every 2 hours or so. But he usually feeds and goes right back to sleep.

He reserves THE best smiles for Megha. He is mesmerized with everything she does.
loves my cuddles too!

Everyone says he looks exactly like Anand, especially his ears. I cannot see either of us in him. The nose, maybe that he takes after Anand but mostly I think he does not resemble either of us yet. He just keeps changing so much every week!
phew, thats a big post!

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