sam enjoys eating. it ranks high in his list of favorite activities. he must be going through his 6 week growth spurt because for the past 2-3 days all he does is eat! he didn’t hardly sleep for 24 hours. it was like his body was growing so fast that whatever he took from me was instantly utilized and so he was never satisfied. don’t get me wrong, i think it is endlessly fastenating that my body can produce whatever amount he asks for, but i was getting pretty tired. last night he slept great though — two 4 hour stretches. then this morning i swear he looked bigger. i am excited to find out how much he has gained this week on monday. i bet he’s at least 11 lbs by now.
our pediatrician sent home this little flyer and it said to start trying to get him on a routine. ha. what routine? i have been reading the baby sleep book by dr. sears and tring to figure out his sleepy times. it seems like he gets sleepy every night around 7 or so, so we have been trying to put him down around that time. it doesn’t always work. or ever. especially because he wants to eat…whenver. at random times. so i am not really sure how feeding on cue really works with a schedule. but at the same time i am starting to desire some kind of routine in my life, and feel like structure is good for sam. maybe he’s still too little and this will work itself out. i don’t really know. i know that i don’t believe in letting him cry it out so if he cries, i pick him up. i will let him fuss in his co-sleeper for a few minutes but if it’s obvious that he’s getting more and more aggravated i come in and get him. i can’t stand just letting him cry.
i am also working through being basically the only one who can comfort him. tim, i think, is starting to feel a bit left out. he very sweetly wants to comfort and be able to soothe his son, but it’s like i’ve told him…9 times out of 10 right now if sam is fussy nursing will soothe him and unfortunately for all of us tim cannot lactate. doesn’t have the goods. it would certainly be nice if he did have the goods sometimes!!
i am learning a lot, and praying that i don’t somehow damage the poor kid.