Nathaniel is continuing the craziness that started up a few weeks ago and hasn’t let up since: frequent crying spells, particularly in the middle of the night, waking sometimes just 15 minutes after being put down for a nap (or for the night!), and the signs that usually indicate he’s hungry–but now it’s all the time. He is getting up something like half-a-dozen times a night, which is making me long for the three or four times that was his norm before. I’m swaddling him tightly so that he doesn’t roll over in his sleep, since I am often awakened at night by exploratory fingers in my eyes or around my nose as he uses me to stand up in bed. Sydney and I are zombies and I am beginning to wonder about this whole breastfeeding thing: I’ve never been so sore!
We’ve just started giving Nathaniel a taste or two of our food, but we’re trying to be really careful not to give Katherine ideas, since she is all too ready to put things in his mouth. Yesterday she gave Nathaniel her (tiny) carrot and grabbed the big one I’d given him to try out, and she did the same thing with the apple I gave both of them a bit earlier. She seems to think that little babies get little things, and it’s really hard to break her of that notion!
So we’re extra tired and extra vigilant.