Thursday, March 11, 2010

Common Topics

I'm not sure these are necessarily my favourite topics but the are pretty common around here...sleep and eating. I think with new mommy's in general these are pretty common....

Sleep in our house in not what it once was. I miss it, I'm exhausted. We have gotten away from our old bedtime routine because we have had to move his bath to right after dinner. We also have tried to incorporate an evening walk with the nice weather we have been getting. For the last week L has only wanted to fall asleep in bed with me, with his sweet little hands on my face. And while part of me loves this it just has to change. Partly because none of us are getting any amount of quality sleep and partly because on Wednesday morning one of my biggest fears came true, Logan crawled and rolled and fell off our bed. I felt AWFUL, so terribly guilty. We have done everything we could, we have a guard up but he crawled to the end. He was fine (thank God) but I am so scared of it happening again.
If I am able to get him down in his crib he is waking often fussing and crying, not always to eat. He is however still nursing at least two or three times a night. Generally these days he goes to bed at about 7pm and is up at 11, 3 & 5/6. We are then up for the day between 7 & 8 am.
I am hopeful that this sleep regression is related to his current attempt at crawling, he is army crawling and pulling himself right to whatever it is he wants. Between his rolling and the "crawling" he is MOBILE. I think his little brain and body are in overdrive. He is also teething and starting to develop separation anxiety. I just keep reminding myself this too shall pass. I am attempting to get back into a routine and trying to savour my quiet moments at night with him.
Food, well thats another story. This boy LOVES to eat. We are pretty much doing a lazy method of BLW. He prefers to self feed solids, expect when he is tired. Then he still prefers table food but like me to feed him bite size pieces. He communicates this by this funny groan noise accompanied by banging on his high chair and opening his mouth. We are working on his signs for "food" and "more" as a better alternative. We still have some work to do!
When I don't have an appropriate meal for him I do feed him purees, usually homemade but not always. He much prefers table food! I love watching him feed himself, he does so well and has really started to master his pincher grasp. I am so proud of him!
I will admit that I haven't done a very good job of recording what he eats or waiting 3 days in between, luckily he has done really well with no problems. Currently he loves soup I scoop out the "stuff" and he gobbles it up, he even likes the broth I give him from a spoon!
Here is a list of things he has tried:
green beans
brussel sprouts
sweet potato
spaghetti squash
buttnernut sqush
wax beans

Prime Rib
Ground Beef
french fry
pizza crust
mum mums
yogurt melts
scrambled eggs
various soups
crusty bread
cereal bars (like nutragrain)


bailey said...

I'm sorry you're having a hard time getting L to sleep well in his crib! It's tough sometimes. My daughter actually rolled off our bed when she was 6 months and broke her leg. It was aweful. I felt horrible. Stuff happens, though! Hope he starts sleeping better, so you can get some good sleep too!

Jillian said...

WOW, that's a lot of food:) Emerson slept like that until she was about 6 months and then she woke up once a night and now we are almost at not waking up at night! But when she is teething or sick (which doesn't always affect her:) she wakes up a lot!! Every night and day is different:) Life with babies:)