Yesterday was a big day around here. It started off with an awesome omelet by Dave:
Spinach, feta, tomato, and tomato sauce.
Then I wore non-elasticized pants for the first time in a loooong time (maybe December? And even then I was wearing a rubberband around the button.). A button and a zipper never felt so good.
It was also a big day because of this:
Initially Dave and I were hoping to be pacifier-free. For the first week, Leo slept great on his own. This second week, when he started showing his fussy side, it got a little more difficult. Turns out Leo looooves to suck. He constantly wants his hands, but since he can’t really control them yet, he just gets angry as they go in and out of his mouth. Dave and I also really want Leo to be able to go to sleep by himself, not being rocked or held. But when we tried to put him down when he was sleepy but not asleep, he would scream and scream, anxious for something to suck on. We were having a really hard time establishing any sort of routine or schedule with him because unless he was held to sleep, he wouldn’t nap, which made him fussy, which made him want to feed but he wasn’t really hungry (because he wanted to suck).
First try with the pacifier and we put him down when he was sleepy. He started to cry, we put in the pacifier, and he immediately stopped crying and fell asleep. On his own. He also ate every 3 hours today, as if on cue, instead of his normal 2 hours, or 2.5 hours, or 3 hours. Love that! We’re planning on the pacifier being a just “in the crib” thing to help him sleep and stay asleep, but not become a necessary part of his wake time.
Another part of our big day? Delicious dinner!
We used produce from the farmer’s market and tossed soba noodles together with zucchini, leeks, and garlic in a white wine sauce.
After our fuss gus day, yesterday was much more happy. Leo slept well and nursed well. I got some thank you notes written and laundry done and Dave and I even had time to watch a movie together!