Thursday, December 31, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Holding him in my arms, my cheek pressed against his cheek, all soft baby skin and pillowy baby fat, while bouncing on a yoga ball. He finally falls asleep for (hopefully) the night, nearly three hours after what we had hoped would be his bedtime.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Alas, I didn't change his diaper last night in an attempt to get him to sleep longer. While it was luxurious to have 2 (TWO!) 3-hour (THREE vs 1 or 2) sleep sessions, I felt like a bad mom when I woke up to diaper rash.
So in an attempt to clear the rash, I've tried to keep him diaper-free today. This has been a good chance to observe his patterns and learn his signals. Needless to say, there have been lots of misses and lots of laundry generated. Caught two more poops (again by accident) and got pooped on - the latter was while nursing and I didn't sense it until he'd already started. It's so challenging trying to instill good sleep habits while also dealing with diaper rash and getting our home ready for my parents' arrival tomorrow. I really hope the rash clears up ASAP.
Monday, December 07, 2009
- can lift his head and feet up when on his tummy
- discovered his hands and has started sucking on his fists
- smiles throughout the day, not just in the morning
- smiles with delight and turns his head with relish when I read his hungry signals early and offer him a chance to nurse
- prefers to nurse himself to sleep when tired
Also a big plus:
he's spitting up less and less gassy as his digestive system matures.
Sweetie, Mommy's Sunshine, Cutie Pie, Little Guy, Mr. Needy