Saturday, January 24, 2009

Five and a Half Months

Oh, my boy.

Peabody surprised the heck out of me last night by sleeping from 8 PM to juuuuuuuuuust before 5 AM. Of course, as any self-respecting neurotic Mama would, I woke up at 3:30 AM and lay there worrying he was dead until he started cooing at 4:45. It doesn't even sound crazy to me in the light of day, either. I was THAT doubtful that he'd sleep that long, as he's been back to waking every 3 to 3.5 hours again for weeks. And I expect this long sleep to have been a fluke. I am definitely not getting my sleep-like-normal-humans hopes up about Mr. Peabody - he's nothing if not totally unpredictable.

For the past fourish days or so, after he finally shook off the final remnants of a cold he'd had for awhile, he's also been napping very well, 90 minutes at least but usually more, twice a day, from about 9:30 to 11 and again from 2ish to 4. Then he goes to bed between 7 and 8, depending on when Al gets home and we get dinner eaten and cleaned up. I LOVE this schedule - it's perfect for all of us, gives Al a chance to see his son each day, and gives me time to get some things done around the house. Again, though, I'm trying to just keep my hopes in check because he's always been so darned unwilling to commit to any type of pattern!

Also, he has TEEF! Two of them. The two bottom middles are just slightly peeking above the surface of the gum. Yes, indeedy. He's only taken 3 1/2 months to slowly and painfully and slimily coax them in, my poor boy. I hope he gets a little break now, I really do.

The boy eats like a horse, too. He's still nursing like a CHAMP, every two to three hours, and eating vast quantities of oatmeal and a few little ittybitty bits of organic fruits and veggies when we feel like it. With these teeth, I think I'll start offering him some bits of real food, a la baby-led weaning, as well. Peabody loves to reach for, retrieve and hold onto things right now, and drop them, pick them back up, drop them again, and in the process insert them into his little drooly maw a time or two hundred, so adding food to his favorite game seems like a great way to open up the world of cuisine to his little self.

Oh, and I love him. He's the most beautiful, cheerful, loving, flirty, handsome, funny little boy ever made. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I love him love him love him!




Southern Fried Girl said...

Now look how stinkin' cute he is. What a killer.

Wait, so once they sleep a little normally, they CHANGE IT UP??? Don't tell me that - I'm just starting to feel human.

leebeenz said...

Oooh, he's a wee sweetie. And I think he looks a lot like Bean. And yay for the teeth! I can see Sophie's two top front teeth in her gums at the moment, so i should only be a matter of time before they make their way through. And as soon as she hits 6 months, I will start introducing solids too. How exciting!

Hestermania! said...

those bright blue eyes are beautiful! and i love how you made fourish into a word ;) here's to continual long sleep habits!!

Mari said...

Look at those eyes! I tell you, Megan - the girls will drown in them!
Yeah for teeth! I bet he will be a much happier camper now. And - I remember laying in bed, waiting for a cry, not letting myself go back to sleep but at the same time worrying that something was wrong when I didn't hear it.

Melissa said...

I was thinking today that maybe, just maybe, those teeth were contributing to his least that's how it works with Mookie.
He's aDORable!! :o)
And hooray for sleeping through the night. I know you're not planning on it, but (other than the engorgement) it is AWESOME!! :o)
Congrats to the Family FriedOkra.

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