Do you know why I haven’t been writing lately? Because I haven’t even had time to look up “how to get baby to sleep, and keep them there!”.
I think we’re all losing our mind a little bit here now (just like the Cheshire cat said – we’re all mad!), it’s not teeth, he’s not hungry, he’s not in pain, it’s not his diaper… I thought colic was supposed to stop at 3 months. But this little guy will either start flipping out when he’s almost asleep, or his flipping-out fit will actually wake him up. We’ve monitored his day-time napping, tried to be consistent with times for dinner-bath-sleep… I guess I’m gonna have to adopt the – “as long as he’s not crying, I don’t care what he does” on this one…
Grandma is leaving this week, the holidays went by so fast!!! And now I am very nervous about getting on without her because, especially with the situation described above, on the mornings, when little mister sunshine is up and ready to rock and roll at 7 am – after I feed him – I will just hand him off to her, and then I sleep a sleep of the dead until she forces me awake because she needs to go to the bathroom/ eat something/ her back is about to give up/etc (I gotta give her props for pulling through until 11 and sometimes even 12!) And then I will wake up, and I will still feel dead! =( Zombie parents!
And the whole – sleep when baby sleeps – now he sleeps for 30-40 minutes at a time during the day. That’s barely enough time to feed myself!!! Unless we’re in the car – he can sleep for several hours in the car. But I can’t sleep and drive, so that doesn’t really work…
On recommendation from our doc, we’ve started solids. Rice cereal, and now prunes (I figured I’ll fix my worries of him being constipated from the rice cereal with the prunes.. =)). It seems like everyone in the household enjoys baby-feeding time. I look forward to it all day. It’s great fun. Though today he flipped over the bowl with the rice cereal, and got prune juice all over his head (not his face, his whole HEAD, I had to wash his hair after… there is probably still some left up his nose). Baby’s learning and that’s what matters!!
A self-reminder/preview for you guys of stuff that’s on my mind and maybe I will get around to writing about:
-we had our first Gymboree class today, so I gotta tell you about that
-Sophie the giraffe – what’s up with that? And are there other teethers I can get my son without him being a ghetto-baby?
And our last riddle for the evening: How can I schedule dinner, bath and bedtime all in one night if after dinner we have to wait at least 30 minutes before bath time, dinner after bath time makes no sense because we have to rebathe, daddy gets home at 6:30, but sometimes 7, and likes feeding baby, and baby should be put to bed between 7:30-8 to hopefully be asleep by 10… maybe 11… I think all the scientists pondering string theory need to take a break and tend to my dilemma! =)
P.S. I was going to share a picture of our “prune boogers” from this evening, but figuring out the instagram web interface is beyond me this evening. So, if you don’t want to wait for my son to grow up and figure it out for me, you can just follow me on instagram through here:
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