Three Weeks

I miss sleeping. I mean, I get to sleep — but never more than 3-4 hours at a time, if I’m lucky. It’s usually closer to 2-3.

I can’t believe he’s already three weeks old. Days sort of just run together when you’re basically surviving on naps and leftovers.

This baby does not like to lay on his back — I think we’re dealing with a little bit of reflux, and almost definitely a dairy sensitivity (I stopped eating it last week to see if that helps, and it’s still TBD).

When he does sleep, he prefers to do so on us. I’m not complaining — it’s warm and snugly and adorable. But it does make it harder to, like, feed myself. Or go to bed, since you can’t really move.

But whatever. It’s only temporary and omglookatthatface.

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7 thoughts on “Three Weeks

  1. He’s so so adorable! Ask at your next ped appointment about the reflux, both of ours had it, and they can give you some baby Zantac that worked wonders for us. You can also try laying him a swing or sleeping upright in the car seat if he won’t lay flat.

    • Thank you!! I’m on the fence about the reflux — he never really spits up at all. I think he just likes to snuggle up to us, because when he does lay on his back he’s ok in the swing and the rock n’ play.

  2. He is beautiful! My boys loved to snuggle on us, too. They did not like to lay down flat on their backs in their crib AT ALL. I did the car seat thing for a while, and then I propped up the bassinet a little so they weren’t completely laying flat.

  3. Have you considered baby wearing? And I don’t mean a Bjorn -those things get uncomfortable pretty fast. What about a woven wrap? There is a bit of a learning curve, but I’ve convinced three friends to try them out, and they are now in love. At this age, you can wrap babe on your front,and he can sleep there all day if he wants. It’ll leave your arms free for whatever. Brushing your teeth, typing on the computer, washing some dishes. With a bit of practice, you can also breastfeed while babe is wrapped up. And if you don’t like the idea of a woven wrap, there are other options (ring sling, baby k’tan, Boba, etc) I’m not an expert, but I own 4 different carriers, so I’ve had some experience. I’d be happy to point you towards some other resources if you are interested.

    I’ve been wearing my 16 month old since he was born. I cannot express how wonderful (and helpful!) it’s been.

    BTW, adorable little munchkin!

    • We do have a Moby which we’re just starting to use. It’s nice to have my hands free for sure. I haven’t worked out the kinks of feeding him while its on though, so I have to take it off every two hours which is sort of annoying.

      • The moby is awesome when they’re this young and squishy. But it is a lot of fabric! Once babe gets to 15lbs, the moby will start to sag a bit. That’s inevitable with stretchy material. If you discover you like baby wearing, you might want to consider an SSC (soft structured carrier) or a mei tai (my personal favourite!). Very small learning curves (compared to ring slings and woven wraps).

        They never warn you that babies want to be held. All. The. Time. Which is both awesome and frustrating, isn’t it?

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