Saturday, February 17, 2007


A couple times when I was half asleep I thought I saw/heard Jonah laugh in his sleep. Once I saw him do it but it was totally silent. If you tickle him he reacts, but he doesn't seem to know how to laugh. He looks uncomfortable and squirms but doesn't seem to be able to laugh. Today after I fed him and he dozed off in my lap, he laughed, not very loud, but it was definitely a laugh. A huge grin and an audible chuckle. Brandon witnessed it. My baby smiles while awake now and laughs in his sleep. He is a happy baby.
That said there has been an increase in gas and fussiness, but we are managing. He has also decided that he likes to sleep upright. He has been napping propped up in his boppy pillow, in his swing or in someone's arms. Last night he slept the first 3 hours in his swing and was okay in his bed after that. He fusses a lot in his sleep though and it makes us a bit restless. We may move his bed into the next room...
Oh yeah, he does well with a pacifier and a bottle (of breastmilk) and we are relieved and proud, it will make our lives easier to have these two tools at our disposal.
I haven't been napping nearly enough. I get exhausted but then can't manage to rest, I don't know what's wrong with me. It takes me so long to fall asleep sometimes, when I should just zonk out. When I've only had five or six hours of sleep, in two or three hour increments I know I should nap when Jonah naps, but I also have to eat sometime and do laundry & dishes, make phone calls, and shower sometimes. I want time to check email and blog n' stuff, but it really shouldn't be a priority. I just finished dinner and Jonah only ate on one side so he could wake up any minute so I'm not napping, but he could sleep for two hours, so I should nap. Ah, the dilemas.
I'm excited to be able to drive again this week. I go to my first post-operative doctor's appointment on Wednesday and it will have been 3 weeks since the birth then and I'll be able to drive again. It will be nice to be able to run an errand when I want to. It will never be as easy as pre-baby though. I hope I can figure out the carseat on my own :)
Well, I'm definitely rambling now. My milk is coming in and my baby is fussing, gotta run.


Michelle said...

Ahh.. freedom!

Sounds like you guys are doing great.

Lots of love,

Lauren said...

I would hate not being able to fall asleep...I love sleep.