I’m having to rock or dance the boy to keep him happy. He is not content being put down and can sort of have little freak-outs. When he falls asleep in the B.jorn, I try to put him down to nap and he wakes up and cries. So now I just let him sleep like this during the day:
It’s either this, or carrying/dancing him around a certain way. The B.jorn at least leaves my hands free. Night-time is a different animal entirely….he has been so good during the night. He goes to bed anytime between 8-10, and then wakes every 3-4 hours to eat, and then heads right back to dreamland. I’m struggling with the VERY fussy time every day, which is normally 6-bedtime. Rocking seems to be the only thing that is helping. I hear that a lot of babies are fussy right before bed-time. Do any of you Mamas have tricks up your sleeve that you’d like to share??
In other news, we figured out that my wheat allergy hasn’t come back, but I am most likely having gall bladder problems. I have changed my diet pretty drastically in hopes that I can kick this without having to have surgery. No wheat, no corn, no beans. The diet is very low-fat. At first I didn’t know what in the world I would eat, but the last few days I’ve been having yummy salads with grilled chicken…..and lean ground turkey burgers (sans bun of course). I’m feeling good and haven’t had the night-time pain for DAYS. So happy! K is just getting over a very rough cold, and I seem to be getting it. Trying to beat it with a ton of water and Vitamin C. Not taking any regular medication, as I’ve heard it can lower your milk production.
Went back to our natural birthing class on Wednesday. It was cool to see our “teacher”. She’s our age and a great girl. She had a new class of 4 couples (no same-sex folks though!) that are planning unmedicated hospital births. She asked Karli and I to come to tell our birth story to the class. I think they really benefited from it, and it was fun to hear K give her side of the story…apparently some of the details have become quite fuzzy to me. Funny how that happens after you have a baby. They say you forget the pain so you’ll have another baby! Ha!
Our little man will be 2 months this weekend. I weighed him yesterday and he is 13.5 lbs!! See picture below of the little chunker! (Lovely tank top onesie provided by the oh-so-talented gals over at Enough Grows) 2 month pedi appt is on Monday. I think we have decided we are not going to vaccinate. We’re coming to a final decision on all of them very soon. It’s so tough. I see pros and cons to both sides. More to come on that.
Nothing too exciting planned for the weekend except maybe catching up on some zzz’s. We are going to our monthly GLBT parenting group on Sunday, and just hanging out…I think that’s it! I feel boring.