Dexter is 9 months and is still waking up 3+ times a night. I can’t deaaaal with it anymore. I clearly fucked everything up by allowing him to sleep in my bed at a certain point. I was so tired and it was so easy to just let him in and nurse him to sleep. And I should have gotten him to fall asleep on his own at like 6 months. Before he could stand up in the crib. Now he just screams and coughs and turns bright red until I do something. I’m against cry-it-out. But I’m havin’ a real fucking hard time figuring out how to fix this.
Rare 2 hour morning nap= Laundry out of the dryer, living room and kitchen picked up and swept, bathroom scrubbed, lunch for me+Dex/dinner for Reid made, lunch eaten.
No more eating Starbucks sandwiches and pastries. They are free, and delicious, but will make me fat. Especially when I stop breastfeeding soon.
Taking care of a sick baby by yourself is really difficult when you’re sick yourself. And I have 10 days to pack up my whole house to move on the 1st. and I have to have it clean in 2 days so it can be shown. And it’s snowing today, and I have to work. Waaahhhh
Babies are so confusing. Dex is 3 months. He is a good sleeper, good eater, not fussy often. But the past couple days he’s had weird periods of crying. He sometimes wakes up from a deep sleep crying and can’t really be consoled for about a half hour. I’ve heard night terrors, but you’d think that when he is awake and sees mommy and daddy he’d calm down. Nope. And he had been, for awhile, only taking cat naps- around 20 minutes to a half hour. And today his morning nap is going on 3 hours. He may be going through a growth spurt. Although he’s not super hungry. When he’s awake he doesn’t seem very content with anything..he gets bored easily. I mean, I think. It’s hard to tell what’s going on. I read things sometimes where it’s like…someone’s baby naps at the same times everyday, bedtime is the same time, they get a bath at the same time every night before bed, breastfeeding at certain intervals..I don’t know how that works. Dexter is not super predictable like that. Some days he’s sleepier than others…sometimes he is fussy for (seemingly) no reason and the only cure is breastfeeding him, even if he ate an hour prior.
I’m gonna go with he’s having a growth spurt, and I’ll let him sort it out. Right now, he clearly needs his sleep. It just makes me sad when he’s not super happy all the time like he had been for awhile.
Everyone wants my money. Just from Dex’s birth- 4 separate bills. What? Hospital bill for me, hospital bill for him, Neonatal bill (NICU), and my OB bill. I feel like there are big overlaps, like I’m paying for the same thing multiple times. And I’m still waiting for finalized amounts because insurance was a big fuck-around. I just want to make payments on one bill. Not worry about making small payments on 4 different ones. Ugh
And then there is our health insurance telling me I’m past due for payments that were supposed to have come out automatically.
Also, I am only up 6 lbs from pre-prego weight. I don’t look like only 6 lbs more. More like 15. What’s the deeeeal
Dexter is 6 weeks today. He’s in 90th percentile for his head size, 95th for height, 97th for weight! Big guy. He’s not even chubby at all, just a big little dude. He’s snuggled on my chest. I love him.
How far along?: 40 weeks, 2 days.
Due date: Sept. 11
Total weight gain/loss: Around 35 lbs.
Maternity clothes?: Only my work pants were maternity, but I’m not working anymore. I just wear sweatpants and bigger shirts (which almost don’t fit anymore).
Sleep: Not bad, unless I have restless legs.
Best moment this week: Ultrasound, saw baby’s lips and nose, and he stuck his tongue out :)
Food cravings: It was fruit, cheerios and ice cream for most of my pregnancy. And all sweets, which I didn’t use to eat a lot of.
Food aversions: Fast food, mostly Subway.
Labor Signs: Not much of anything goin’ on.
Belly Button in or out?: Flat.
Feeling toward Pregnancy: It was really easy comparatively. I had no complications, and only started getting real uncomfortable this past month.
What I miss: Bending, not being exhausted, sleeping in any position, normal clothing (mainly jeans), wine, occasional cigarette, not being hungry all the time, etc.
What I am looking forward to: Baby day