Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Day in the Life of a Baby Ant

So everyone keeps asking me about the baby ant.

"What about the baby ant?"
"You are going to have to change it to Little Ant."
"Don't you have two little ants?"

OK.  OK.  OK.

But just so y'all know, the baby ant hasn't really said anything adorable or thought provoking in months.

So what's life like for the baby ant?

Z is 6 1/2 months old.  He wakes up usually around 6:30, but on occasion he'll go back to sleep on his own until 7:30 or even 8.  When he's up, he's a very happy baby; smiles all day long. He only fusses when he's hungry, or when he's drunk everything from his bottle and realizes that nothing else is going to be coming out.

We finally got him to sleep without being swaddled a couple weeks ago. Now he's sleeping on his own like a champ. We also tried to give a nap schedule a shot, but Z wasn't having it.  Now he's happiest if he's back in his crib about 2 hours since he last woke up. It definitely puts a cramp in the daily activities, especially for Flik.

When he is awake, Z loves his Jumperoo.  He's a bouncing, baby, boy alright. He's also a rolly polly baby. He can roll back and forth between his tummy and back with ease, which allows him to wiggle off of his playmat and get around a bit. No crawling yet, but he seems eager to start moving.

Z is asleep every night between 6 and 7:30. For about a week, he was sleeping until about 5:30, but then wasn't going back to sleep. Last couple days he's been waking up around 11, then sleeping until 6:30.  Either way, not bad.

So there's the baby ant update.  I'll let you all know when he's naming Presidents.