he is still sleeping fantastically at night. we hit a bit of a regression at 8 weeks, but even then he was still sleeping through the night, per the experts (5 solid hours is considered sleeping through the night). he typically goes down around 9-9:30 and sleeps till about 5. the past 2 nights he's slept till 6:30! during the 8-week wonder week (the 2nd leap), he was back to waking up around 3:30, and getting him to bed was a nearly 2-hour process. but it only lasted a few days, so i really can't complain.
|from baby connect - this shows his longest sleep duration for each day. you can clearly see when he was in the wonder week, and when he started coming out of it. awesome!|
he continues to be a champion eater. in fact, i may go as far as calling him a marathon eater. his nursing sessions often last upwards of 40 minutes, which is way too long, if you ask me. he also takes a bottle every evening from matt, and so far has shown no signs of nipple confusion - he switches back and forth seamlessly. we use tommee tippee bottles, which i had chosen because i thought they resembled a boob and would lessen the likelihood fir confusion. clearly, i am a genius (ha ha ha). other than him being a lazy eater, i have no complaints in the eating area.
this has been the biggest stressor for us, obviously. in my initial post about reflux,I said that we were starting him on zantac, and that we were aghast going to try to switch bottles. I'm not sure if it was one of those things or a combination of the two, but he definitely seems better. he is less fussy in the evenings after his bottle, which is awesome. matt actually gets to play with him, rather than just desperately try to comfort him. i look forward to speaking with the pediatrician today to see what her thoughts are. he hates the zantac, and i can understand why - it tastes like rumpleminz (my best friend would love it). he makes the worst face in the world when i give it to him.
he is responding to us so much, now. he thinks mommy is the biggest goofball on the planet (probably true). every morning when he wakes up for the day, i put the raffi station on pandora on my phone and we sing and dance and play along with the music. he smiles his big adorable toothless gummy smile, and i ham it up even more because there is nothing i love more than making him smile.
|padfoot is pretty funny!|