Friday, 26 June 2009

.Tommy pics.

I knew that the silent baby was too good to be true! Tommy has finally woken up...his tiny, quiet cries have turned into a proper baby wail!! At only 2 1/2 weeks old he has already started to change so much. His face is filling out and he is really starting to try and focus on us and is making eye contact when he is awake. It took me awhile to get back into the newborn groove - I totally forgot that a tiny little baby really does make EVERYTHING take twice as long to get done. Getting everyone dressed and ready in the morning takes forever! Its kind of nice that it is winter and we are enjoying lots of inside time, although we have started to feel a bit house-bound the last few days.
We are starting to form some sort of a loose routine which I am really enjoying. It is much easier to get things done when you have an idea of what time the next feed/sleep is going to be. We are getting a 6 hour stretch between feeds from around 7:30pm/8:30pm - 1:30am-2:30am, all other feeds are 3-hourly. Sometimes I wish he was doing the long stretch in the middle of the night so that I didn't have to get up as often in the night time, but on the other hand it is really nice to have the evening to ourselves and get a bit of kid-free time.
Tommy is great during the day. He has a bit of awake time first thing in the morning, then pretty much sleeps all day long, just waking for feeds. We get the usual unsettled time in the evening (good old "Witching Hour!") but other than that he is a dream during the day. Night times are the problem...they are very unpredictable. He feeds every 3 hours, which is fine but some nights he will settle straight back to sleep after his feeds and others he is really grizzly and upset. I have finally worked out that he is having trouble with wind. I haven't had a windy baby before, Oscar and Lil would feed and burp and be happy. Tommy hardly ever burps and I think the build up of wind during the day catches up with him at night. We had these miracle drops for Oscar when he was a baby and they would make him burp instantly if he ever got an upset tummy. They don't work so well for Tommy though so a lot of the night is spent with me keeping him upright and patting his back or rubbing his tummy hoping that he will settle down and get back to sleep quickly! Hopefully it is something that he will grow out of quickly and that it won't get any worse than it is now.

The minkee-backed baby blankets I made before Tommy was born have been brilliant. Perfect to wrap him in snugly (he LOVES being wrapped really tight!) and nice and soft and warm. I made him a couple more for rotation because I love them so much...

Can't remember who makes this fabric, but the funky chooks are cute!
Carli bought me some Ikea fabric from Sydney (oh, how I wish we had an Ikea down here!) and I made this cool green hippo blanket from some of it. (For some reason Tommy is loving lying on the kitchen bench all wrapped up when he is awake! Must be trying to get away from the riff-raff down below!)

15 comments:

Yana said...

little Tommy is a cutie! :)

Lucky ♥ Holly said...

Our little Percy was insanely windy too and would throw up because when the windy would finally come up so would most of her feed! My natural therapist suggested infacol wind drops which were great! Could try them? The longer and more regularly used the better effect they have.
xx H

Lulu said...

I love the last photo. I could eat him up.

Minka's Studio said...

He is precious! Give him a little squeeze for me!

:: fiona harding :: said...

Wow ! Hasn't he changed a lot. You are such a good mum Toni.
xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh Toni, he has changed so much already, and he looks like he has put on heaps more weight.
I wonder why most babies get their days and nights mixed up?
Love Auntie Lorraine.
xxx

The Kings said...

I always have windy babies! :( We also tried infacol wind drops and I heard that even just giving them a teaspoon of soda water can help as it brings all the bubbles to the top. I tried it but didn't have much success, but when you are desperate you will try anything right! :) Hope it settles down soon. Can't wait to meet him on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Both of mine suffered a bit of wind too. Found the Infacol drops to work ok. A friend had the same trouble and they were using a heat pack (just warmed) on their babies tummy.
Melissa
X

Sim-Dim said...

I love that Ikea fabric. I love too those gorgeous little lines across his forehead. Puzzled... am I sure I got the right family!! ;)

lauracritchfield said...

He is sooooo cute!!!

The Bartons said...

wow he has changed so much!!!! such a cutie!!! love you guys! give him a cuddle for me!

The Parsons Family said...

ahhh windy babies. Rowan was a shocker. I tried so many drops and things that didnt work. Good luck. He sure is changing! Sooo cute.

MARYNAN said...

How blessed you are with your three beautiful children. I bought your Uptown Girl pattern today and can't wait to get into it. I have a granddaughter who is nearly 10 months old (our first grandchild) and she will become a big sister when she is 13 months old. We had to wait so long for a grandchild, and God is blessing us with two within 13 months. Your 3 seem close together. How do you get so much extra done?

Anonymous said...

Hi,

My third baby (boy) also had lots of problems with wind. We found that he was happiest lying tummy down on my arm with his head at the elbow end. 10 years later and he still likes lying on his tummy when sick.

Cathy.

Carolyn said...

I just came through looking at your new jacket- good work! All of my bubs have been windy. The best thing I have found has been like Cathy, all of mine have liked their tummy. Also feeding lying down and totally emptying one side before offering the other. All the best, they do grow up so fast.

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