Sunday Post with Berls | He was hungry!

Posted October 27, 2019 by Berls in The Sunday Post / 8 Comments


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.ย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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8 responses to “Sunday Post with Berls | He was hungry!

  1. I agree that you need you time! It’s easy for everything to become about the baby when they’re so small but you need time to yourself to stay sane. I hope the signing went well!
    And as for feeding him a little more and him becoming less fussy – awesome! There are too many people always ready to jump in with their opinion on how you raise your kid but my experience of babies is that if they don’t need it they don’t eat it so I wouldn’t worry. You’re doing great and you know your baby.

    Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books recently posted: Weekly Update #83
  2. Oh I remember first/new baby times even if it was over 21 years ago. *gasp* I’m happy that a little more food seems to have done the trick and I look forward to seeing if he slept better. I know you’re savoring your time with him but you *do* need baby-free time as well. So I hope the author event was fun. And I know you’ll welcome help from your Hubs – and Dante will probably enjoy Daddy time too. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I keep meaning to tell you that Dante has the same birthday as James. 49 years apart, of course. LOL
    Miss your beautiful face!!! {{BIG HUGS}}}

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  3. Hopefully the transition of returning to your room goes well. That’s a long time to be sleeping on an air mattress (no matter how good it is). ๐Ÿ™‚ And hooray for more help/support at home. Even a little will probably be great just for your well-being. Hope you enjoyed the author event!

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  4. Yes each baby is different and I love hearing about Dante! And you! I let my girl eat as much as she wanted but it’s hard to tell quantity when you breast feed anyway, I guess. She slept 11ish pm to 6 am at 2 weeks. I fed her at 10 and went right to bed. My husband stayed up later with her and generally I woke her up in the morning to eat and then go back to sleep while I showered and got ready for work. It seems weird we kept her up late but she slept 10-12 and 3-5 at daycare so she was doing fine. Her awake time with us was the 5-11 when we were home from work. I couldn’t have the monitor by me either because I woke up at the slightest sound. I had a twin bed in her room where I slept the first weeks. I’m so glad you are finding ways to improve things. He will grow and change and you both will have to keep adapting. It’s amazing and awesome and sometimes exhausting. Have a great week!

    Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: ICYMI: A Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison
  5. Babies as they grow eat so much, wait until he is a teen, mine never stop eating. lol
    You also have to not worry so much about what baby books say. Just because it works for one doesn’t mean it will for all. Plus each baby is different and grows different so what one will do doesn’t mean another will too. My two kids were total opposites…still are. They are an adventure every day. lol Which is why I drink! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have a wonderful week, my friend! We need to chat soon! xx