Life as we know it is now OVER! London can crawl. He has been crawling (aka: scooting) for about a month, but now he is good at it. He is so fast. I put him down on the floor and walk across the room to get him some toys, and by the time I turn back around he is already out of the room. He snuck away to the kitchen twice yesterday, so we thought it was time to invest in a few baby gates. London is not so fond of them. It ruins his escape plan every time. It's like the show Prison Break around here. I fully expect to catch London drawing blueprint of the house one of these days.
Me and London.
I'm not buying him anymore toys. He had more fun playing in his laundry basket today than he did with any of his toys.
His arch nemesis: The Baby Gate.
A little video of him crawling.
About 3 weeks ago we started transitioning London from breastfeeding to bottle feeding. It took about 3 months to convince him to take a bottle, but it has been smooth sailing ever since. I gave him a month to wean, and his month is almost up. However, London still nurses to sleep each night. So in an effort to break him of that habit, I have introduced a yet another BAD habit. My child, who has NEVER touch a paci since birth, took a pacifier today. I can not believe it! We found one of Scarlett's pacifiers that she left here, so I gave it to him just to see what he would do. What do you know, he put it in his mouth and didn't let it go all day. So we went out and bought him two of his own. We had to, Mike wasn't too fond of London crawling around all day with a PINK paci. :)
He had just stopped crying because I took his paci away. Hence the red eyes.
I am hoping now that he takes a paci he will stop drooling so much. Right now he has to wear a bib 24/7.
I don't know why, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture of him. He looks so old, it almost makes me want to cry. I can't believe his hair is so red. My Nana (God rest her soul) finally has her red head. She would be so proud. Red hair and green eyes, just like her :)
Things have been pretty busy since Mike got home. When I say busy, I mean LAZY. We have been spending alot of time doing NOTHING. We have just been sitting around and spending time together again as a family again. London is in love with his daddy. I am actually shocked at how quickly he bonded with him, since London is not exactly a FAN of new people and especially not men. However, things have been GREAT since Mike got home. Mike wakes up with him in the morning, feeds him a bottle, and they play for another couple of hours so I can sleep late. IT IS GLORIOUS!!! I have not slept late since London was born. Keep in mind that "LATE" is around 8am, but I WILL TAKE IT!! :)
Oh and in other news London got his first tooth on Sept 1st and his second tooth on Sept 8th. (His two front bottom teeth.) I was hoping that when his teeth finally came in that all of the drool and stop, however it doesn't look that way. He still has to wear a bib 24/7 or else his clothes are SOAKED. Oh well, maybe one day I will be able to take that bib off of him, I would hate to send him to first grade in a bib.
Here are a few pictures of the last week or so.
London holding hands with his girlfriend Scarlett.
He LOVES the dogs, and especially Daisy.
Snoozing in his jumper.
If you look really really really close you can see his first tooth. He wanted to show it off.