Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The teeth...they are coming...

I would just like to say.....I believe we have begun the teething process. The last 3 nights have been, wonderful *sarcasm* :) A has gone back to being up every 2-3 hours and then when he falls asleep, wakes up as soon as his head lays on the mattress. I blame my hubby for this by the way....the whole waking up as soon as he is laid down part. Hubby likes to sleep with him in the la-z-boy pretty much every morning. I think he has gotten used to it. Which makes it incredibly hard for me to put him down at night and throughout the night. Any sudden move wakes him up immediately.

So, on with the whole teething thing...yea, I do believe that is what is happening. I know that at this stage everything goes to the mouth as soon as it's in his hands anyway, but instead of sucking on his pacifier, we are now literally gnawing the dang thing. There is no more sucking, it's all out going to town gumming.

I ended up getting, oh, about 4 hours of sleep last night. He was literally awake for about a 2 1/2 hour stretch at one point. Let me just say, almost all of last week, we were getting anywhere from 5-7 hour stretches at night. It was heavenly! This all came crashing down Sunday night.

So, last night, we went for the infant tylenol, baby orajel, and a teether. It worked for the most part. He at least slept for another hour and a half.

Are there any other suggestions?? Something I might be missing? I have been told to get teething tablets. Not exactly sure what these are, but dang it, I am heading to tonight to get some! :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lots to report!

We have hit a milestone! My son has been sleeping for 5 to 6 hour stretches during the night! It's absolutely fantastic! It makes me feel much more rested when I get up for that early morning feeding. And puts me in a much better mood the rest of the day :)

A has discovered his hands! This actually happened about a week ago. Every chance he gets, those babies are in his mouth and he is just gumming away and slobbering them up! :) I love it!

He is getting so much more vocal now too. He will let out a little scream if no one is paying attention to him to let us know "Hey, I'm still here!". He coos and babbles like crazy! I am still waiting for the giggles, but we get lots and lots of smiles now. His smile lights up the room!

A is also lifting his legs every chance he gets and really working his muscles. He is also really starting to hold up his head much more steady. We still have the occasional bobble, but for the most part, we have got it!

I really can not believe how much he has grown just in 4 months. I swear he changes daily! :)

We have both had a rough past week or so because we have been sick. A has actually gotten hoarse from crying :( That is not fun...I hope he is not like his momma and end up getting sick every time the weather changes. We shall see. I just hope he gets to feeling better soon!