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Baby Judah || 3 Months & Teething

by Kortney Campbell on January 23, 2013

vegan-baby 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.
baby-judah-3-month 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.

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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!

About Kortney Campbell

I'm Kortney; a wife, natural mama and vegan in love with life, food and all things vintage! I've been vegan since December 2007, but have loved to cook & create pretty things since before I can remember. I started Vegan Housewives because I don't think you have to give up the joys of food when going vegan! I have a fondness for re-creating non-vegan recipes (especially my grandma's), making a healthier & animal friendly version so be sure to send me your favorite concoctions by clicking our "share a recipe" button - I would LOVE to veg-i-fy them!

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    Diane January 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I first put Olivia to sleep in her own bedroom at 2 weeks old. We had an incident where I had fallen asleep with her on my chest since I was like a zombie I didn’t even remember falling asleep! She fell off of me and into the boppy pillow on the floor! I was so thankful it was there for her! She was nursing mainly at this point and by 2 months old she was sleeping through the night. Does Judah still sleep in your room? If so, try him in his own nursery in a comfortable crib (I’m sure the pack n plays aren’t exactly the most comfy thing to sleep on). :) Try the teething tablets for him if you really think he’s starting to teethe. Good luck Kort!

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    Sarah January 24, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Maybe a growth spurt? I like reading your blog because I had my baby shortly after you & I can relate oh so much! I read about all the baby scheduling for feeding & sleeping, but decided, like you, I preferred a looser routine similar to the real me : ) I BF on demand, and was up every 2 hours at night….until magically one night he slept 7 hours! I admit it varies now, roughly 5 to 7 hours of sleep, and he is 9 weeks old. I am very happy with that. So he chose this himself. I could say what I did different was that if he stirs at night, instead of rushing to him, I let him wiggle around until he falls asleep again, unless he cries. I can’t let him cry it out either. I suppose it depends if Judah is co-sleeping or in a crib? My little boy sleeps in his bassinet near me, but is about to graduate to a crib, wish me luck!** Oh, and he too is gnawing on his hands & all his stuffed animals are being chewed on : ) Good luck, every baby is different & unique.

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    Mary Catherine January 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    We’re in the responsive nighttime parenting camp, as my babies weren’t ready to sleep through without eating (for food or comfort) well into young toddlerhood. It does get easier, but growth spurts, teething, and travel always shake things up a bit. We like “The No Cry Sleep solution” book by Elizabeth Pantley and the websites AskMoxie.com and DrJayGordon.com for more sleep information. Lots of helpful tips there, including a nightweaning plan for cosleepers who are ready. Good luck with the teeth! Mine had a really rough time with them but we love our amber necklaces and homeopathic remedies. Hang in there!

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    VeganHousewives January 26, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Thank you so much! I need to check that book out!! :)

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