Wow. It’s been a little over a month since I last typed a post. It doesn’t seem that long, though! Guess it’s true what they say about time flying when you’re having fun. I knew I would enjoy being a mom, I just never imagined that I would enjoy it as much as I do!
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Heehee! That’s from Binary Boy. He’s sitting on my lap as I type this and decided to add his two cents. We’re listening to the early Beatles and he is thoroughly enjoying it.
Speaking of Binary Boy, he recently turned 3 months old! Since birth, I’ve been following a baby-centered routine with lots of baby wearing. I’ve heard that a lot changes when a baby turns 3 months old, and I gotta say, it’s completely true on our end.
The biggest change is that he sleeps a solid 5-6 hours at a time at night. His bedtime ranges from 7pm to 9pm, but from there, he sleeps 5-6 hours, wakes for a diaper change and nursing, then right back to sleep for another 3-5 hours. It’s really, really nice.
For the past few weeks he’s been teething, but this week, especially, has been really tough for him. I can already see the beginnings of a little “tooth bud” on the bottom right. It must really bother him, as he has this heart-retching “pain cry”. Sometimes, it’s so sad that I am almost crying along with him. It breaks my heart to see him in so much pain. More so because I can’t take it totally away.
I have been giving him some homeopathic teething tablets, in the recommended dosage, and those do really seem to help when they kick-in. But, I know from experience that not much can completely take tooth & mouth pain away.
I don’t know anyone else with a baby who has begun teething this early (it’s genetic apparently, from my side, I got my first tooth a little past 4 months old), so I’ve been having a tough time trying to find teething items that will help him.
Much of what I’ve found is too big for his mouth and he’s frustrated with it. So, his current teething items are my pinkie finger and my thumb or Kevin’s pinkie finger when he’s holding him. Anyone know of any good teething items for a smaller baby? He actually prefers fabric, as I see him constantly trying to stuff his burp cloth or bib in the back of his mouth where he likes to chew.
Oh! I forgot to mention this and I have to as it’s pretty amazing. Because of his teething, he’s been sleeping really deep – when he does finally fall asleep – and the past two nights he’s slept 8-9 hours straight!!!! I was worried the night before last because when we woke up I realized he hadn’t had his normal 1-2am feeding.
He’s also been napping really deeply, too, for longer than normal. I’m grateful because he seems in a much better mood when he wakes up. I think the deep sleeping seems to be the way he copes with the pain. It makes sense to me because that is how I cope with illness or pain – sleep it off!
I have so much more that I want to say, so I am going to try and post about the other really noticeable changes, but it’s hard to record every little new thing that happens. Babies DO grow up fast and it’s amazing the changes and growth in Binary Boy that happens every day. For now, I am resolved to try and post at least a new photo every week. Though, with a baby, nothing much is ever on schedule! Heehee!