Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Maybe I'll get some sleep when he goes off to college...

Funny how it sometimes takes a day or 2 for the jet lag to actually hit-- the past few days I've started feeling drowsy at about 4 or 5pm (1-2am Swiss time), and can hardly keep my eyes open past 8pm. Then again, these days it's hard to tell what's jet lag and what's regular ole mommyhood. On our trip to Texas D seemed to adjust to the time change and sleep better at night after the first 3 nights or so. I'm hoping that change comes again soon. I don't know how much of it is the jet lag and how much might be his 2nd tooth getting ready to make an entrance (how close together do they usually show up?) but he's been waking every 2-3 hours all night long. And since I'm still worried about his weight and trying to get as much milk into him as possible, I'm feeding him every time he wakes (and he eats well each time). I worry that I'm "training" him to wake and eat that often at night, but I also don't feel right withholding food from him when he's not gaining as he should (I checked his weight today, he's gained 4oz in the past 3 weeks-- about 1.3oz/40grams per week-- which is still a bit under what he should be gaining for his age, though at least it hasn't seemed to drop further than before). At the same time it's exhausting to be once again nursing every 2-3 hours, 24/7. Hopefully I can get an appointment for him sometime next week to check his weight again, and talk with a pediatrician about his weight, eating habits, night feedings, etc. It would certainly be nice for him to start sleeping a bit longer again, but I've learned to try not to expect such things. Though if he decided to sleep in past 4am that would also be greatly appreciated.

I don't know if it's part of the benefits of breastfeeding or just the product of being more careful with handwashing, etc, but the past 7 months both D and I have been cold-free, which has been great. Unfortunately that lucky streak may be coming to a close. D seems fine, at least as far as I can tell, but my throat's a bit sore. I don't know if I'm actually coming down with something or if e just hit the right timing for seasonal allergies, I guess time will tell. I'm sure that whole lack of sleep bit isn't helping me out any.

This afternoon D and I spent a little over an hour hanging out on a blanket on the grass outside. It was quite nice. =) I'm trying to decide if it's been warm enough to try out the pool here, I don't want D to get too cold if I take him "swimming" but from the way he's been splashing around like a maniac in the tub lately I have a feeling he'd get such a kick out of it. Maybe we'll see how tomorrow afternoon shapes up...

1 comment:

  1. Ryan's teeth came in pairs, and once came in fours



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