Wednesday, October 31, 2007

8 weeks old

Just when I think I have my son figured out, he changes. He's back to getting up twice a night now. I don't know if it is just because he had shots on Friday or our company or what but it feels like we are now going backwards. I am reassured by other mothers that this is normal so I just get through one day and night at a time. I am currently cutting dairy, caffeine, citrus, and spices out of my diet to see if it changes his eating habits and gassy problems at all. After 3 days, I will add one thing back in at a time and see what happens. It is very hard for me to find things to eat! For dinner tonight I am having grilled chicken, french fries, and couscous. Not the pad thai I originally had planned for tonight's dinner.
Other than that, Kale is doing well. He's awake more and smiling every once in awhile. Not consistent enough to get a picture, but we will soon!

Just chillin' with Uncle Jonny
Eating the soap during a bath
Of course, more camo
Play time with Mom

6 comments:

kelsey said...

i LOVE that belly! how cute and funny is that? great picture!

Kiersten said...

Remember, babies don't really start to regulate their sleep well on their own until sometime between 3-5 months old (on average.) I've talked to moms who's babies have slept for 6 hour stretches at night since 2 months, and moms who's babies are waking up 2-3 times a night when they're a year old (eg Liam). Every child is unique, and there will always be forward and backward movement with sleeping through the night. They need to eat more during growth spurts for instance, they're fussy and can't sleep well when they teeth, they learn to pull up or crawl or sit etc. and then want to practice at night and let you know about it.... But eventually it does all settle down--then they turn into teenagers who definitely don't want you to check on them in the middle of the night.... or so I've been told.

Kiersten said...

You guys are doing great, don't worry!

peter and naomi said...

That is good to be reminded of! Sometimes I get so caught up in the schedule thing because I am worried about him never sleeping through the night. Anyway, thanks for the encouragement, other mothers are such a resource! By the by, good luck with your transition of Liam out of your room! love ya-naomi

Kiersten said...

Thank you! It's gone wonderfully actually. Last night he only woke up once needing a quick reassurance (and his hat put back on his head) then we didn't hear anything from him until 6:30 (wake-up time) when he called "Hi!" from his room a couple times until we got up to get him. He's so amazingly adaptive...

peter and naomi said...

that is awesome, good job!