Monday, January 28, 2008

Easy Peasy Baby (I hope I'm not speaking too soon)

That miraculous morning where you wake up and realize that both you and your baby have slept though the entire night has yet to come for me. (and if it happens on a night where I am at work and my husband gets to experience this without me I will be so mad) But I will say things are getting so much easier. The past few days Anthony has been taking a real nap in his bed that last anywhere from 2-3 hours in the afternoon. He still cat naps off and on in the morning but the long nap in the afternoon has been great for me. His nights are getting better also, I can now put him to bed awake and he will fall asleep on his own after I've rocked him into a sleepy state of mind. We no longer have to stand in the bathroom with the fan on (don't ask me why, but the fan is soothing to him, the kitchen fan and the bathroom fan, we even bought a fan CD so we can play it in his room at night) for an hour trying to get him to fall asleep only to have him wake up again shortly for another feeding. Lately he goes to bed around 10 or 11pm and I don't have to wake up to feed him until 4 or 5am, and then he will go back to sleep until 8am. I really think it wont be long before he sleeps through the night. He is also less fussy during the day, he smiles more, laughs more and is generally a happy baby. He even likes his swing now.
It is so strange because all the books I've read say that 6 weeks is the peak of fussiness and then it gets easier and I guess they were right! Thankfully, because I had serious doubts that my high maintenance baby would all of a sudden become an easier low maintenance baby once he turned 6 weeks old.
Holding a rattle (okay, I admit, I put it in his hand)

Trying to roll over.

He gave up, can't do it yet.

I don't remember who got him these jammies, but they are so cute.

9 comments:

Cecelia said...

I am so glad that I'm able to watch him grow via your blog. He is so cute. I love my little baby Anthony.

Libby G. said...

Wow, he's getting so big! I am very happy he is starting to make life a little easier for you, too.

Tina in CT said...

You wake up a sleeping baby?

Lori said...

Tina I would NEVER wake a sleeping baby, I meant I don't have to wake up to feed him until 4 or 5 am because he doesn't wake up til then.

Belle of Madison said...

I just want to eat him up!

Rachael said...

Your high-maintenence baby is not so high-maintainence afterall! (good for you!).

He's SO cute. Fun times. I have some video of trying to get Kristen to roll over, and it's like an hour of her laying there on her tummy raising her head up and smiling, and me saying, "Roll over, baby! Coooome on!"

Tina in CT said...

Thanks for the clarification of getting up in the morning. I had wondered why you'd wake him up. He is doing very well to go so many hours now. It'll stretch to even later in the morning in the near future and the nights of the feedings every few hours will be a distant memory. Glad that you are getting a good night's sleep now.

Love the pictures of him. Boy, is he changing so quickly.

Amy said...

His little face is already changing so much! I knew he would be a perfect baby.

Natalie said...

He looks miserable on his stomach. But adorable even still.