Monday, June 14, 2010

Keeping us guessing

So as you all know, we started Logan on solid foods. The introduction of his second food coincided with the end of sleep as we knew it. We first assumed it must've been the avocado. But removing that didn't quell his tummy or get us any sleep! So then, we tried feeding him cereal at different times and at different thicknesses. Now, keep in mind we had three days prior to the introduction of avocado where we experienced blissful sleep interrupted by only one wakeup, so we knew it wasn't the cereal. Well, by Thursday after a week without sleep Micah and I decided to remove the cereal too, for good measure. Heck, I think I might've re-arranged his room to look like it did on Monday before it all began. ANYTHING, we would've done ANYTHING! On Friday I realized there was something else that happened the same day as the avocado - I went on a (supposedly) baby-safe antibiotic for a sinus infection. By the time we realized it was my breastmilk, we were out of a supply of untainted breastmilk, so we had to do formula. It sounds completely ridiculous and it's totally irrational, but it was REALLY hard to accept that I couldn't feed my little boy. I have a newfound sympathy for people who have a hard time breastfeeding. There's something so primal that made me feel like a total failure for not being able to provide for my son. Anyways, Saturday morning I found out I didn't need to take the last dose and since it had been 24 hours, I could feed my little man again. It wasn't until I also started taking a serious dose of a probiotic that Logan's belly calmed. Last night, the combination of the probiotic and the new strategy putting him down meant he only woke up three times in the night. (Sadly, this is what he was waking up before introducing any food and we thought "ohhhh this is terrible - if only he would just sleep through the night again". HA HA. After a week of no sleep, we gladly welcomed being awoken only three times in the night.)

So tonight we re-introduced food. This time we made him some delicious steamed yams, sweetened naturally with a little mommie milk. It's really impressive watching him eat. He grabs the spoon and guides the food in. This is almost the only way we can get him to open his mouth. He's really good at it. We tried to get it on video tonight, but he became distracted with the camera and stopped eating. Anyways, keep your fingers eating sweet potatoes crossed with our new fabulous sleep time strategy will ensure our first night of uninterrupted sleep in a month! (Ok, maybe we're shooting for the stars on that one, but keep your fingers crossed anyway!)

Oh & guess what else? Daddy took his little boy for his first swim ever! I'd love to post pics of it, but he didn't take any. :-( But the boys had a ton of fun. Logan held onto the side of the pool at the stairs and stood for 25 seconds alllll by himself. He floated on his belly and on his back and made a really funny face when he tasted pool water. He then got to experience his first shower ever, which was a little freaky and confusing. He didn't cry, but he didn't really get it either.

Oh & guess what else? (How in the world could I have not posted in two whole months when so much happens in a week!) He has begun teradactyling (a nickname from the Vaughan's for bizarrely loud but still happy sqwaking). It's pretty adorable.

Oh & today he also learned how to spit. Amazing that in just a few days with his daddy at home, he's already learned this new "skill".

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