Sunday, June 28, 2009
Here's my thoughts. I think there are some helpful ideas in there. Noah actually adapted very well to the schedule. And I never actually starved him, but I don't offer him food everytime he cries. The book does not advocate starving children. But I was not OK with letting him cry it out as a newborn. Although, now at 2-and-a-half months, it is tempting. :) The main problem I found with the book was the grand promises followed by the guilt when your baby doesn't achieve those promises or won't follow the guidelines exactly. It's hard enough to feel confident as a new parent, without the added guilt and expectations. My consensus on the book: take what is useful and toss the rest.
He is sleeping some better at night, sometimes going as long as 6 hours after his bedtime feeding. Some nights bedtime has been 6:30 lately though! He just gets so irate in the evenings these days. My sweet-temperament boy has turned into a bit of a fussbudget (however you spell that non-word). I read somewhere that fussiness should peak around 6 weeks and his definitely picked up around 10 weeks. Also, naptime is kind of a battle. Once I finally get him to sleep in his crib, he typically only sleeps between 30 and 45 minutes, just like clockwork, although he is perfectly capable of making it 2 hours in the baby swing. I hope that as he gets older, he will be able to do it? I am going to make it to at least 12 weeks exclusively breastfeeding and then think I will start supplementing and getting him used to formula. Breastfeeding issues are a whole nother blog!
Nobody really warned me how challenging an infant could be and I don't think I started to get wind of it until the last month of my pregnancy when the anxiety began to set in! Of course, when you are in "baby mode" I don't think you ever really hear anything other than lullabies and happy baby coos. :)
Here are some of the latest pictures and a video.
Trying out his Bumbo for the first time! Jeremy & I cracked up. He is so funny in it.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Here is a slightly blurry one from a Father's day lunch for my Pop over at my aunt's house last Saturday:
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
- Weight- 11 lbs, 10 oz (50%)
- Height- 21.75 in (10-25%)
- Head- 15.5 (25-50%)
Dr. Badaracco was impressed by him holding up his head and remarked about how active he is. She also commented that he is trying to crawl already! I think we're in trouble...
He also received an oral Rotavirus vaccine, DTaP, Hib, Prevnar, and Polio vaccines. I don't even know what all of those things are but he really hated it. I've never seen him turn so red. He fell asleep for about 3 hours then woke up screaming inconsolably. I couldn't get him to stop crying or to eat so I called Daddy and sobbed, "Come home now!" Telling me that he might be fussy this afternoon was not enough of a warning.
I have been doing a little celebrating lately. To celebrate turning 2 months old, Noah has had two long stretches of sleep in the night. He has gone exactly 6 hours between two of his night feedings! Yahoo! Now if we can just get the times adjusted so that he has this stretch a little later in the night, rather than 6:30pm to 12:30am. This is also why I am so excited about him hitting 11 pounds because I have been told babies need to be at least 11 or 12 pounds before they can skip a feeding a night. Here's to progress and Noah sleeping those awesome 12 hour stretches I've heard about!!
He is such a sweet little guy and we have been enjoying his budding personality. We get lots of smiles, coos, "talking", and I'm sure he'll be laughing out loud very soon. He loves his bath (even though he pees in the water everytime!) but gets soooo mad when we take him out and he gets cold. He is never still when awake and is ready to be on the go. He only tolerates being strapped in the car seat for about the first 15 minutes, although he enjoys our morning walks to the park in the stroller. Noah still maintains a love affair with the baby swing. Everyone remarks about how strong he is and how well he holds up his head. Last week, Noah went to church for the first time (but not the nursery yet!) and did really well, even with the loud music. It is so cute how attentive he is to mine and Jeremy's voices.
Noah's dad is becoming quite busy at work (in good ways) and grandmothers have been visiting to help out and keep the Mommy company. Feel free to come hang out with us; I tend to get a little stir-crazy! ;)
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Earlier this week, Aunt Mandi successfully defended her dissertation and will soon graduate with her PhD! Yahoo! Here is Dominick feeding Noah at the defense party. Noah really likes Dom and Dom is very good with Noah.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
What's the consensus?