News at Home: He was hungry!
I know y’all are probably tired of my Sunday Posts being pretty much 100% about baby Dante, but y’all that’s my entire life right now. We had been struggling with some fussiness, but (thanks to the advice of my stepson’s mom) I started feeding him more. I was afraid of overfeeding, but she assured me that I don’t need to worry about what other babies his age are eating and just give him more when he’s fussing for it. The result? I have a much happier, easier baby – like he was before. He also has gotten so he likes to play on his play mat quite a bit and he’s just getting generally easier. Plus, he’s starting to “talk” (interactive baby noises) and smile and everything so much more. So fingers crossed we keep this up.
Tonight (Saturday) I’m trying sleeping in our room for the first time since he was born (I’ve been sleeping on a blow up mattress in his room). His room is like 5 steps from ours and we have the Owlet monitoring system, so I feel good about being able to monitor him as well from our room. The difference? By not being right next to him, I won’t wake up to his every noise. Plus, our bed is so much more comfortable than a blow up mattress, even though our blow up mattress is quite nice. He’s been sleeping from midnight to about 4 am and then from about 4:30 am to 7:30/8 am. But I’ve read about plenty of babies his age who sleep through the night and the secret seems to be getting them fed during the day so they aren’t hungry at night and not room sharing. Well today we feed him way more frequently, so hopefully he’s full. And I’ll be in the other room… so fingers crossed y’all! I’ll report back next week 🙂
We took Dante to meet some of my husband’s family today (Saturday) – the first ones he’s met so far. It was really nice and he was his chill, sweet baby self, which was awesome. Sunday (so today as you read this) I am hopefully going to an author event and taking a few hours to myself. I’m really looking forward to it, not just because AUTHORS but just a baby-free break. Love him to death, but I need a break every now and then. My husband is also FINALLY getting some time off and will be home all week. I know that I’ll still have the bulk of baby duty, but it will be nice to have some support. I want to maintain the routine I’ve built with Dante as much as possible, so it won’t be that different, but again, some support will be nice. And not being home alone!
Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge kicks off November 1st! If you haven’t signed up, it’s not too late to join us. This is one of my favorite challenges, so I’m really looking forward to it.
Last Week on the Blog
- [22 Oct] The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware ★★★★★
- [23 Oct] Just a Few Labor & Delivery Books I Read
- [23 Oct] Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin ★★★½
- [23 Oct] GentleBirth: Your Positive Birth Begins Here by Tracy Donegan ★★★★★
- [23 Oct] The Birth Next Door by Shannon Blackwell ★★★½
- [24 Oct] I am in for as long as I can. 24 Hour #readathon
- [25 Oct] FitReaders Update ~ October 13 – 19
- [26 Oct] My TBR List ~ ***Important Information*** Slight Change and your suggestion!
- [27 Oct] Sunday Post with Berls | He was hungry!
- [27 Oct] The Sunday Post ~ Two More Weeks of Crazy Busy ~ Week in READview!
Coming Next Week From Me
Sunday Post with Berls
Fit Readers Update | October 20-26
Can you Read a Series in a Month Kickoff
FitReaders November Goals