Recently he has gotten into a eat, eat, eat phase at night. He wants to eat every hour. I didn't get much rest last night, but for some odd reason I'm not too tired now. I think he's hit another growth spurt.
Hubby and I have finally worked out a rhythm for getting enough sleep. HB usually falls asleep and we transfer him into the bassinet. Then we get into bed. When HB awakens, hubby changes his diaper and hands him off to me. The rest of the night HB and I sleep in the same bed together (not my greatest idea but it's working and I can doze while he eats). I then take over diaper changes (which used to be one but now it's up more as he's turned into a little piglet).
Since he's eating like crazy, the number of poops has gone up. The poop has gotten into the covers so today we ended up using sposies until I could get a chance to wash the ones we have. I ordered some extra covers but they haven't come in yet. This will bring our total covers up to 10. Hopefully once this eating freenzie subsides I can stretch out the wash. Although considering how bad the diaper pail smelled this morning, I might still wash every other day.
We went to the pediatrician Monday. HB weighs 11 lbs 5 oz and he's nearly 2 feet tall. He was such a thin guy but now he's filled out. The pedi told me not to worry about feeding him anything else but booby juice. She said that close to 6 months I'll need to introduce solids because his body will need more calories and he's stop thriving. She said that if you introduce solids before 4 months you're setting your child up for obesity. Also got the vaccines, yes all of them. I caved. I kept thinking of HB getting polio and whatnot and said well we can stave off chicken pox at least and the flu shot. Anyways for the next couple of days he was not himself, we ended up giving him children's tylenol because he started getting a little feverish although I don't think he got a full on fever. With a baby that small, I decided not to risk letting him fight the good fight alone and gave him a little tylenol.
Also got to do more tummy time. She suggested that the 6 year old of the three kids we've been babysitting could help encourage him. He's not liking tummy time, but he does well with moving his head about. He also coos up a storm and smiles often. He should be working on his hands the next couple of months. I can already see the early signs of it. He's able to move them in his mouth if they are already fairly close to his face. Soon he'll be able to get a thumb in there and move his hands wherever he wants them to go. It's so exciting to watch him grow up!!