As of January 21st, baby Judah is 3 months old! Technically he was 13 weeks on Sunday and 3 months on Monday which can get confusing…but anyways, the past 3 months have been the most amazing (and tiring) months of my life!
You know how people tell you babies grow so fast? Yeah, they weren’t lying. It seems like just yesterday Judah was born, yet he has changed so much. Just in the past month, he can control his head so much better and loves to sit up with a little back support. He also loves to stand up on your lap and grab your face before rubbing his slobbery, wide-open mouth all over it. I’m pretty sure he’s trying to bite me, but I like to pretend they’re kisses.
Speaking of baby mouths, I’m pretty sure he’s teething. He is an emotional roller coaster, constantly chews his hands (and mine) and grabs EVERYTHING then shoves it in his mouth. He also went from sleeping in 4-5 hour stretches through the night to waking up every 2 hours to nurse.
I’ve been pretty exhausted lately so was doing a little googling to see when he may sleep through the night and saw that some babies his age on strict schedules already sleep 12 hours with NO feeding breaks! WHAT?! Some pediatricians recommend these strict schedules and night weaning for different reasons. We’ve started a bedtime routine, but I’m not sure the OCD sleep/wake/eat scheduling is for us. I like the fact that we can go places and let him sleep in the car without having to be in a specific place at a specific time and I’m not sure I could deny him food at night for the sake of sleep.
He has also been extremely moody when he has stay at home with John. Usually, I can take him with me to run errands or visit friends, but I schedule all of my meetings for days John is off work. Yesterday, I was gone 5 hours – he refused to eat or sleep and was screaming when I got home (apparently he had been for an hour). I don’t know if it’s separation anxiety or what, but it breaks my heart!
To all my mamas out there- what are some of your natural teething remedies? Did you night wean your baby or let him/her wean themselves? What did you do to get him/her comfortable staying with others? I’d love to hear about your experiences and what worked for you!