Sunday, October 27, 2013
What fun 7 weeks has been! You've started transforming from a certified grump-monster to a giggle-monster, and we couldn't be happier. I guess what they say about turning a corner after six weeks is true. It has also helped that Mommy and Daddy read a magical book that taught us exactly how to put you to sleep (wish I had read that earlier - more to come on that soon). Turns out that you were grumpy because you were tired and didn't know how to go to sleep! Silly us! Now you're going to sleep routine includes intense swaddling, and extra-loud noise machine, and ridiculous bouncing on a yoga ball. It's a little crazy, but it works Every Single Time. And it's amazing.
This week we worked on a sleep schedule, and you amazed us by sleeping for five and a half hours in a row, followed by another three hours, and then another three on top of that. Blessed sleep! Mommy feels like a new woman. Pretty soon you are going to be sleeping through the night, and Mommy is going to throw a party. We also worked on getting you to sleep in the bassinet again instead of in bed with us, and you've been sleeping peacefully there for the past four days. Next week we'll work on transitioning to the crib. What a big boy you are!
And speaking of transitions, now that you've gotten bigger, we've transitioned to using cloth diapers instead of disposables. It's amazing what you can get used to. I wish we had started sooner, but your bottom was too small. I haven't bought diapers in two weeks, and that makes me so happy! Learning how to rinse poop was an adjustment, but again, it's amazing the things you get used to. There's no going back for us now.
In other news, we've regressed when it comes to traveling in the car. You scream so hard that you throw up. I guess we'll work on one thing at a time.
In conclusion, you are the most beautiful baby we have ever seen. Really. You're perfect. And we're not biased at all.
Posted by Kate at 4:46 PM