Blogging has really gotten the short end of the stick this time around and I know I’ll feel bad about it later.
The Grammers is a huge baby who can smile and “talk” now and loves to kick out his little legs forcefully one at a time or stomp them together for added emphasis. He is very good at his baby tricks which include ‘thunder butt’, ‘thunderbutt returns’ and the ‘double burp’ (wherein he produces a hearty and dry burp that gets you to say “Ohhhh good boy-eee! Good bay-beee! That must feel better, huh? Gooo goo goo goo?” and then when you’ve stopped paying attention he shoots a little curdled yogurt on to your shoulder.) I’ve gotten wise to this one so it never works on me anymore.
I’ve also noticed that I have like… insane BO? I know it’s a summer heat wave and it’s really humid but I think it must have something to do with the super-charged hormones of nursing. And yes, I get around to showering every now and then and do use deodorant. Still!
We went to the pediatrician on July 9th and he weighed over 15lbs! For those of you without infants at home, that is enormous. 101% to be exact. I think that means that no where on earth, besides traveling freak shows, will you find a baby that is more huge. Way to grow, Graham!
Virginia is a tall drink of water too – clocking in at 96% for height.
So, this medical practice, despite their groovy 60s wallpaper in the bathroom, is not as hippy crunchy as our last ped (who I loved!!!) and they are very pro sleep-training and beginning it as early as 2 months. Basically the instructions work like this, “At bedtime, 1. nurse your baby, 2. Put your baby into his crib to go to sleep, 3. Come back at 7am.” What? I can’t even imagine how many bouts of 20min+ crying/wailing/terrible suffocating sounds would occur during that time period. The results are enticing, they promise that after 4 days your baby will sleep 10-12 hours STRAIGHT every night. Currently Graham might give me a 6.5 hour stretch but not always. I just … well I don’t want to overestimate my ability to let my baby scream and feel just awful even if the results are good and he won’t remember it (they swear.) I figure the passage of time will be its own sleep training, you know?