Have I mentioned that I can't wait until Ian will sleep through the night? He just doesn't want to go to sleep before two am, no matter what I do. Yesterday he only took one nap for one hour, and a couple twenty minute snoozes in my/DH's arms... and yet still he fought sleep until 2am. I was trying to get him to go to sleep since 9pm. Nothing worked. I tried just leaving him in his crib and leaving the room to see if that would make a difference (normally we co-sleep). Nope. He laid in his crib and made noises at his mobile for like a half hour. I kept listening at the door to make sure he wasn't crying or anything. Nope, just making baby noises and looking at his mobile. After a half hour I went back in and he was still wide awake and gave me a big smile when I got to the crib.
He just likes to be awake until 2am. Honestly I do too, so it would be great if I didn't have to be at work at 7am. What to do... I don't know... I think I'm going to have to go to Barnes and Noble and do some research or something...
His cradle cap seems to be getting worse again, so we had to baby oil it.
In other news, he is such a big boy. When I look at pics of him in his jumparoo and compare them to pics of other November babies in theirs, he is so much bigger! I don't know why he's so big, Alex is only 5'9". I am also 5'9" so it must come from me, I guess. I have already had to pack away several of his 3/6 mo. sized sleepers because his feet are too big for them! He has huge feet!!! His socks are the 6-12 month size. I don't know what size shoe he wears because he doesn't have any yet... lol
We have hair!!
Ian's hair is finally starting to come back. He didn't have a lot of hair to begin with, but the little that he had on the top of his head fell out about six weeks ago. He's finally starting to look like he has hair again!!! YAY!! I hope it's here to stay this time!!
He's sleeping right now. He slept really good last night. He went to sleep at 1am (woohoo!), woke up at 6am to eat, and went back to sleep from 7am to 10am! So good!!! I just wish I didn't have to work at 7am.
Sheesh, it's been almost a month since I've written in here?!! Crazy!! Time is just flying, I guess. It's been so hard to keep up lately between work, baby, cats, and keeping the apartment clean. I've also been having some boughts of depression, so it's just been overall a rough ride lately.
Anyway, on to the happy times. Ian is such a riot. He absolutely LOVES the jumparoo. He would be in that thing for an hour if I let him. He just bounces away like a little lord of the baby dance! So cute!!
His hair is growing in gradually. It looks like it's a light brown right now, and it looks pretty straight. His eyes are still very blue. I'm so surprised!! I have light blue eyes and had WHITE-blonde hair when I was little that got darker as I grew up. Alex is Puerto Rican, and 1/4 african, so his eyes are REALLY dark brown and his hair is very coarse, pitch black, and SUPER curly--if he didn't gel it he would be walking around with Don King-ish hair. I thought for sure Ian's hair/skin/eyes would be much darker than they are. Of course they could change, but it's just interesting how genetics work. Sometimes I think Alex feels bad about it, because Ian doesn't look exactly like his daddy. But he definitely has Alex's eye shape, ears, head shape, and facial expressions, so I just remind Alex of that.
Let's see... what else is new in the world of Ian. Oh, he has some awful dermatitis going on on his scalp so we have to wash his hair twice a week with Selsun Blue, and hopefully that will clear it up.
He ate squash for the first time yesterday and LOVED it!!! He gobbled the whole Gerber container up in about twenty minutes!
I think he has started to teethe. Yesterday he started doing this fish lip sucking thing on the bottle instead of latching on correctly. And he is drooling a ton and SUPER fussy. I'm going to ask the dr about it this week at his 4 month appointment, but after consulting the super-smart ladies on the Nov 07 board, I think that they are right, he is teething.
Ian has been soooo fussy. When I look at his bottom gums I can see the two front teeth outlines, so I don't think it will be long before they appear. Last night he was soooo fussy, it took forever to get him to go to sleep. We gave him some baby tylenol. I don't like using the stuff, but we couldn't stand to see him suffer. He did really well and slept for six and a half hours before waking up this morning at 6am.
He's just getting so big! He has his four month appointment/shots on Wednesday, so hopefully that will go well. He still has the dermatitis, so we'll have the dr look at it on Wednesday. It doesn't seem to bother him, so that's good at least.
I can't believe how quickly he is growing though. I feel like right now he is the perfect size. He's easy to hold, can hold his own head up and holds on to me when I'm holding him and walking... He smiles whenever he sees me or Alex... It's just so nice. I know it won't be long before he's mobile and then there'll be no stopping him!
Four Months Old!!
I can't believe it, but Ian's already four months old. Plus a few days, really!
He had his four month appointment yesterday, and it went okay. Boy did he scream for his shots this time. My poor little monkey!! He was very upset, so I was holding him, and he would calm down... Then he would get this look on his face like he was reliving the shots over again and he would scrunch his face up and start crying whole-heartedly again. :( I wish we had brought the video camera with, it was so cute even though I felt awful that it hurt him.
Anyway, so he weighs a whopping 18lbs 13.5oz (97th percentile) and is 26.25" long (90th percentile). He's a big boy.
He's been fussy/tired/cranky since he got his shots, and has slept a lot and not eaten as much as usual.
It's been 24 hours now, so hopefully he will start to feel better soon. Oh, and it was soooooooooooo adorable. I was giving him a bath this afternoon and I got out these little dinos that squirt water. So I used it to squirt his belly and neck with water and he thought it was hilarious. It's the first time I have seen him giggle uncontrollably and it was soooo cute.
I always knew I wanted to have kids, but I never realized just how much Ian would steal my heart. <3 Being a mom is the most rewarding thing I have ever experienced.
The fussiness continues
Ian is still soooo cranky. Must be the teething thing... I wonder how long this will last for. Last night he got himself worked up into this crying fit over nothing. He was changed, fed, etc... Finally we gave him some tylenol and twenty minutes later when that kicked in he had a little bit more of his bottle and fell right to sleep (thank goodness). He slept from 11:30 until 4:30am, so that's not so bad. Five hours... about average for him these days. I am soooo jealous of the ladies whose babies are STTN. I feel like Ian will never sleep through the night.