I better get started with this before he turns 3 months! I believe he’s 9-10 weeks now? Sorry, I’m a bad mother and not really counting. Months are by far an easier way for me to count. According to babycenter.com Ty is 2 month and 2 weeks. According to Motozo’s counting, he’s 9 weeks. hmm….I’m a little lost how this whole counting thing works. Anyhooo…..
Weight: 4.82kg(as of yesterday)
Height: 52cm (last week. he may be taller now)
Recent developments: He found his hands! He can suck to sooth himself and often does when he’s sleeping and/or hungry or even just for the heck of sucking. He can hold his head up longer when he’s on his stomach and for the most part doesn’t protest very much so long as he isn’t hungry. He’s pretty active when he’s on his mat having a kick around and often scoots himself almost entirely off the mat. If he’s on his stomach, he scoots himself forward, especially during his sleep and he often starts sleeping in the middle of his crib and wakes up with his head smashed at the top, ha silly thing!
He stills sleeps boat loads during the day, but when he is awake he’s quite alert looking all around and turns his head to follow me if I’m talking to him and walking around. He coos when he’s hungry or if he wants to be picked up after waking up, its the cutest thing!
He hates having a wet and dirty nappy and lets me know immediately when he did number 2. He’ll scream his head off, but as soon as he’s dry and clean he stops crying immediately.
For the most part he only cries when he’s tired, hungry, and wants to be changed, but at night he’s pretty fussy and takes a couple hours to get settled.
When he does FINALLY fall asleep though he has started sleeping a solid 4 – 4.5 hrs at a time. He often only wakes up 1-2xs at night and last night he slept from 9pm – 4am! 7 hrs straight! woohoo. I got 5 hours of much needed rest! So happy and hope this continues. I now can enjoy a glass of wine after he goes down for the night and its the HIGHLIGHT of the day! 🙂
I think now that he’s sleeping in his crib he’s sleeping better (not to mention I am as well!) and maybe soon I’ll move into our bedroom once we get a monitor. I didn’t think it would be SO hard to sleep far from him, but darn it really is! I want to be close to him JUST INCASE something happens but I’m waking up at every stretch and grunt so that’s keeping me from sleeping well. Here’s a question, do you think its good to feed your baby BEFORE he starts crying for food or wait until he cries? Being that he’s now sleeping 4-7 hours at a time at night I know he’s hungry when he wakes up so once he starts squirming and waking up I often start feeding him before he cries. I just hate hearing him cry, but if I moved out of his room then its most likely I won’t wake up until he actually cries.
In an attempt to get him sleep better at night we switched his morning bath to the evening to create a bedtime routine. He gets changed into his pj’s, we dim the lights and tv is on low. One of Motozo’s colleagues has a baby one month older than Ty and they have this terrific method of getting their baby to sleep through the night. They have him splash around in the tub for almost up to an hour or whenever the baby has had enough, give him a big bottle, and he’s completely down for the night, sleeping something like 6-8 hours. So we had to give that a try! We bought the neck ring, filled up the tub, and gave it a go. How did it go? oh, it lasted a total of 2 minutes and he was screaming his head off. HA. I think he was pretty shocked and didn’t know what was going on. Ever since its just been easier to wash him in his baby tub since he really likes it there. But we’d like to try the neck ring sometime again.
Luckily, he’s sleeping longer through the night all on his very own.
Because he’s sleeping more at night he now wants to eat A LOT more during the day. Say every hour or 2. I guess he’s making up for the night feedings. The only thing predictable during the day is his poo time, but other than that every day is different and its pretty exhausting! Its kind of hard to make plans when he doesn’t have a feeding schedule, so I’m tentatively thinking of starting a loose schedule at 3 months.
I’m sure there was a lot more that I wanted to comment about but I don’t remember. Over all he’s getting easier to care for and he’s so adorable!
Last weekend I subbed a yoga class and it was SO much fun! Of course, I was worried SICK about Ty and the process to get Ty ready and make sure he’s eaten enough before I leave was exhausting, but I better get used to it as I’m subbing for a quite a few more classes this year. I’m going to teach my first official prenatal yoga class next week. I’m REALLY excited! I love teaching yoga and I’m looking forward to when I can teach a class with less hassle of leaving Ty at home with Dad or sitter. I’m going to wait until next year though before I start teaching regular classes. Right now I’m just filling in for a teacher when there’s a need.
A bit more about me postnatal: HUNGRY HUNGRY HUNGRY! All the time! I think I eat more than Motozo now. A couple weeks ago I was actually gaining weight, but now I’m ever so slowly starting to lose. I think it has to do with me exercising more regularly. I’ve been able to run at least 2-3 times a week and do toning exercises on days I can’t run.
Emotionally, I’m still kind of all over the place and suffering from a little postnatal depression, but I saw a nutritionist and she recommended zinc to help with my moods and talking to girlfriends and Motozo has been most helpful! Oh, and wine every evening hehe! 🙂
I’ll elaborate about seeing the nutritionist some other time.
I guess that’s it for now. The above photos are a couple weeks old because I’m too lazy to upload the recent photos.
My in-laws are arriving tonight from NY and staying with us for 2 weeks so I’ll have lots to blog about when they arrive. Were going to the beach this weekend which should be interesting and fun! Will be nice to get out of hot Tokyo! When is Autumn ever going to come?