We've had a big week this week. One that has been super trying and also full of awesome firsts for our family of three. I'd like to just moan about all of the horrible things, but really, the good SO out weighs the rough parts...which I'm learning is a big part of parenting. Things are tough and uncertain, but the beautiful moments that come through make everything oh so worthwhile.
One of the big moments this week was Matt's birthday. We celebrated Matt in many ways including eating some delicious coconut cream pie from Love at First Bite, going to watch IronMan 3 (while Apo babysat C), and finally all 4 of us going out to a very late dinner at Chez Marco. It was a wonderful day and I'm so glad we were able to make it all about Matt as he is just the best husband and dad this little family could ever want. He doesn't usually put himself first, so it was nice to spoil him and treat him for a change.
As for C, he had a couple of fantastic moments this week. C rolled over from his back to his stomach one night which made this momma super happy! He's only done it once, but at least he's done it. Since then he's always on the verge of rolling over as he lays on his side, but he hasn't repeated the move yet. Gotta keep us guessing, right? As if that wasn't enough, C also got to try out solids for the first time this weekend! C had some rice cereal and LOVED it. He didn't spit it out (although it did manage to get all over the place) and actually fussed at us for being so slow in getting it to his mouth. For now, we are feeding him at breakfast and at dinner and will slowly up the portions as time goes on. Yet another thing to start researching...it just never ends! :)
Now for the part that has made life ridiculously HARD this week is C's continued regression. Remember when I said here and here that C's sleep couldn't get any worse? Well apparently I was wrong. This past week has been ROUGH around here as C has not been napping well, going to bed late, and waking up every.single.hour to nurse in the night. Yes. You read that absolutely right. I was already sleep deprived as he had been waking up every couple of hours, but once this started, I totally hit rock bottom as I'm the one that gets up with C in the night because Matt goes to work. I tried to keep C in his crib, but it just got to be too much as every time he'd nurse and fall asleep, I'd go to put him down only to have him startle himself awake and cry. Since we are all in the same room, this meant that I had to get him back up and try to comfort him and get him asleep again....only to have the whole thing repeat itself. In order to help myself not become any crazier, we started co-sleeping again (I know, super controversial but I'm a fan) and it has helped me to survive this...for now. I know C needs to get back into his crib soon so that he doesn't get used to sleeping with us, but the thought of it all makes my head spin. Right now, my thought is to target one thing at a time and the biggest problem is the constant waking up. Hopefully this is just a phase (I've been told that this happens around 4 months) and will pass soon so that we can move on and be a happy, well-rested family again.
Day 134 (5/14)
Enjoying milk from his bottle so that mommy and daddy could go out for a couple of hours!
Day 135 (5/15)
Happy Birthday Matt! :)
C with his Apo checking out the property that we will be building on in the next month!
Chilling in our bed...happy as can be!
We've been shaving from day one! :)
Day 139 (5/19)
C's first time eating solids! He enjoyed some rice cereal for his first meal! It was delicious!
Look at those eyes...melt.your.heart.
...Things to Remember...
- C rolled over...once. Yes!
- C ate solids! He is on rice cereal for the time being and can't get enough of it!
- C's been on a regression lately and this week has been the worse with no naps and C waking up every hour to nurse at night.
- On a personal note, this is the most sleep deprived I've been and I really want C to start sleeping!