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Noah got back home from Alabama/Georgia on Friday. It was good to get to see my parents and my sister, even though they only stayed a day. If I have learned anything so far, it’s that Noah get spoiled while he is away from us. LOL Not that I don’t expect that from his grandparents, but still. He got home Friday and has NOT wanted to sleep. At all. He wants to be held and played with and given constant attention. And now he won’t go to sleep unless someone rocks him. Two nights ago, he woke up at a little after midnight and wouldn’t go back to sleep until I got up and gave him a bottle and went downstairs to rock him in the rocking chair. I am exhausted. I definately can’t keep this up. I guess tonight we are going to have to re-start the Ferber method and break him of these sleeping habits all over again.
Before he left, he had gotten to where he was sleeping fine. In bed between 8:00 and 9:00 (at the latest) waking up for a diaper change once a night. I could put him in bed when he was sleepy and he would lay there and talk or play until he got ready to go to sleep. It was rarely that I had to pick him up and coax him back to sleep. He does have another tooth cutting through that I noticed yesterday, and it feels like he is going to have a few more not too far behind it. And he definately doesn’t like the Motrin we have been giving him to help with fever.
He started on solid food last week. So far we know that he likes Pears, Applesauce, and Sweet Potato’s. Peaches and Banana’s are tolerable, but not his favorites. And the Chicken with Broth baby food is definately a No. He made that VERY clear when I tried to feed it to him. He likes french fries, too. We gave him a few to gnaw on the other day. And pizza crust. Boy was that a mess. My mom had started giving him a little bit of Apple Juice, but I think that him teething and all, it made his mouth blister. I thought it was thrush, but when I stopped giving him juice most of it went away. I’m still monitoring it to make sure, but he seems fine and doesn’t act like it hurts.
I am just tired. I feel like I am run completely and totally down. His new-found clinginess has kicked my butt this week. And I’m at fault like a lot of other parrents. When he starts crying endlessly and pitching a fit, I get to the point where I just get him. I have a good deal of patience, but sometimes enough is enough. I know they say you have to just let them cry, but Good Grief! Sometimes I don’t think he knows how to stop crying. Anyways, he is wide awake now…has been since 6:30…laying in the bed beside me trying his hardest to get to the computer so he can slobber and chew on the keyboard. Hope everyone has a good day!