We have conquered sleep training. We now put Wilson in his crib at bed time and he cries for maybe 5 minutes tops and then sleeps for 12 straight hours. He has been sleeping from 9:30 pm-10:00 am for about a week now. It is the most amazing thing and I am so glad sleep training worked for us so well. We are all so much happier.
Since Wilson has been sleeping so late, we cut down to just one nap a day around 1 or 2 pm. He isn't taking a longer nap than usual, but it is working out well for him.
While Wilson was with my parents, they created a juice monster. He loooooves juice now. He was drinking about a cup of water a day, but if I add just 1/4 cup of juice to it, he easily drinks 2 cup fulls a day. I can barely even taste the juice because I water it down so much, but Wilson adores it. He loves strawberry kiwi, apple and grape.
I also let him try cow's milk for the first time yesterday. I was having a cookie and milk and I always share my drinks with him. He came over and obviously wanted some of my drink, so I let him try it. O man, he loved the milk. He drank huge gulps and smacked his lips. I know he isn't "supposed" to start cow milk until he is 1, but if his tummy isn't upset this weekend, I may start giving him just a little each day while still giving him all his formula. But I'm not going to lie, the sooner I can transition him off the formula (and bottle), the happier I will be. Formula is expensive and constantly sanitizing bottles is annoying.
Caleb is only working 3 and 4 day weeks this month, so we are enjoying the extra daddy time! We were going to go to the splash pad yesterday but it rained all day. So we took a family walk in the rain. I'm sure we looked crazy but it was fun. Wilson kept licking himself trying to drink the rainwater.
I got 4 containers of portebella mushrooms for $2 and 15 pounds of chicken breasts for $30 at Kroger today. I feel so accomplished and pumped up. Couponing/finding deals is addicting and like a game I must win. I love good shopping days. I feel like I'm definitely winning the stay at home mom game this weekend.