Guess what's been going on the last 4 nights?? Our sweet son just started sleeping TEN+ hours a night. It seems his 3:30am-ish feeding was more of a habit. My hubby gave him his paci and comfort blanket instead of a bottle this weekend and he went back to sleep. Fabulous, eh? The craziest thing is what simultaneously happened. The day after Declan's first big 10 hour night, he went from 4 ounces a feeding (every 3 hours) to 6 ounces a feeding. Just like that. Hmm. Compensating I spose. I've always been proud of my napper. He napped about an hour-ish after each feeding for 1.5 hours. NOT ANYMORE. Mr. Goodsleeper takes a catnap in the morning and a 1.5 hour nap in the afternoon. Geesh. What a big boy.
In "I-hate-anything-but-my-million-dollar-formula news", Declan has zero interest in my lovingly homemade baby food. As soon as the food hits his mouth he fusses which quickly escalates to a cry. Now, being the amazing mother that I am, I shove another spoonful in to his mouth when he cries because his lips are tightly closed otherwise. Hmm. Pass judgement....get it over with... I've been diligent to keep trying but I'm getting close to just waiting for awhile to start back at it. Why did we skip rice cereal you ask? Our pediatrician doesn't want him to be on it until he's 6 months old because of his formula intolerances. Any advice out there? Keep trying? Wait a bit? He's 4.5 months old today so it wouldn't be a big deal to wait. For some reason Declan looks so old to me in this picture (this is the face most our feedings):
I'll leave you with a picture that warms my heart. I have the BEST (and cutest) sister-in-laws EVER!!!!