That's how many hours Jude went between feedings last night. That's right. I said 7.5. I let him fall asleep on my lap after eating at 9:00 and Lindsay performed the delicate task of moving him up to his crib (like a seasoned pro!). We went up to bed at about 10:30 and..... I wound up with 5.5 hours of sleep. ALL AT ONCE. I'm not getting my hopes up for tonight, but a girl can dream, right?
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Jude's been doing pretty well in the nighttime sleep department, but last night was AMAZING. Ok. I'm well aware that my standards for what constitutes a good night of sleep have been grossly lowered, but relatively speaking here, AMAZING.
Jude went for almost 6 hours between feedings (9:30pm - 3:15 am), ate, then went back down to sleep for another 3.5 hours. OH MY GOD. That means I got about 7 hours of sleep last night!!!
I feel like I'm ready to run a marathon! Instead we're headed out the door to walk the dog...
Posted by Bonzer at 8:49 AM
Jude is working hard on holding up his neck lately... go, Jude, go!
Posted by Bonzer at 12:08 AM
Monday, March 22, 2010
I think we may have just come through a growth spurt. Starting on Thursday afternoon, Jude was extra fussy and on Friday and Saturday, the only thing that seemed to console him was to nurse. Literally, he was either nursing or screaming. Awesome.
We canceled our Saturday night supper club plans since no one wants to sit through dinner with a baby screaming in the background (we don't have a choice). Instead, we headed off to the Mall of America (or BFM, if you know what I mean) where Jude's cries were absorbed into the din of the mall-at-large. It was great. We got out of the house and the drive to get there plus the endless array of fascinating lights on the ceiling were just what Jude needed to calm down a bit.
But by Sunday afternoon, Jude was more back to his normal self. He could be awake and content without screaming, though he did want to eat much more frequently. But we made it! And, those fabulous supper club folks? They sent food home with Lindsay on Monday so we got to enjoy most of the dishes, anyway. Yahoo!
Posted by Bonzer at 11:40 PM
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
We've made it to the one month mark which, incidentally, puts us right in the middle of the peak of fussiness. Apparently, babies peak with their fussiness sometime between week 4 and 6. Please, oh please, let's hope it's not week 6!!!!!!
Posted by Bonzer at 11:58 AM
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Posted by TheOtherMother at 8:44 PM
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
We made it to the Dr. today and got GREAT NEWS... Jude has surpassed his birth weight and is now a big 9 pounds! This helps me rest SO MUCH easier. The pediatrician had me so worried that he hadn't made it back to birth weight yet (even though it's my understanding that breastfed babies have up until 21 days to make it there). But now I can be ok with how things are going... yay!
Posted by Bonzer at 11:21 PM
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Dare I say it? I think we're actually getting somewhat... comfortable.. with this major change in our lives. Jude is a pretty happy little man. I mean, he spits up my bodily fluids on a regular basis and he does have his daily "angry time," but other than that, he's a great baby. We're trying to figure our lives around him and even for planners like us, anticipating the minute-to-minute needs of a newborn is quite the challenge. I'm less of a crying ball of mess and breastfeeding is going better (not great, mind you, but better than the wincing, toe-curling terribleness of the first week). We'll head to the doctor AGAIN on Monday for a third weight check and HOPEFULLY Jude will be back up to birth weight. For now we're enjoying the help we're getting from our moms (mine left on Thursday and Lindsay's arrived on Friday) and the time Lindsay has off of work.
I'm not saying we're pros.... that would be crazy talk. But we're taking it day by day, kind of like addicts do. Does that mean I'm addicted to baby?
Posted by Bonzer at 8:29 AM