It is crazy how fast these kids grow up! Tucker's 4 months now and hit a big milestone recently with rolling from back to front. He usually toots when he rolls too. Takes some major ab flexing to get over! Now that he's mastered rolling, he will not stay on his back. He's on his tummy all day and he loves it. He's always loved tummy time. Now he just gets frustrated that he can't crawl.
Tucker also started laughing a lot lately and I pretty much spend all day trying to get a laugh out of him. It's the best.
think he might start teething soon because he can not keep his hands
out of his mouth and he's drooling constantly. He loves to chew on
everything and bites hard!
I love this little guy so much and it's so fun watching him grow and change every day.
past month has not been without its challenges, though. I've now had
two plugged milk ducts. They're so awful! Luckily, I discovered them
early and was able to get each out within hours, but they're so
stressful because if you don't clear them, you risk mastitis. They're
such a pain to get out because you have to massage the heck out of your
breast during feedings, which is annoying to the baby, and both painful
and exhausting to me. Tucker's also starting to get way distracted
during feedings. I stopped opening the curtains even, but sometimes he
still can't keep his attention on eating. He almost always has at least
one distracted feeding a day. Breastfeeding has been way harder than I
thought it would be. I really think it's one of the most selfless things
a mother can do for her baby.
Tucker also really
struggles with sleep. He's always been super alert and active, since day
one, and seems to never want to sleep. He's in bed from about 7:30 p.m.
to 6:30 a.m. but he wakes three times to feed, only sleeping for about 2
hour stretches in between. Luckily he goes right back to sleep after
feeding, but I feel like the sleep deprivation is really taking its
toll. But since he had his feeding problems when he was first born, I'm
always worried about him getting enough food, so I don't really want to
sleep train or not feed him at night quite yet. I wouldn't mind feeding
him once, or even twice, if only he would sleep 4-5 hour stretches
instead of 2. If you have any suggestions of what helped your baby sleep
better, please let me know!
Tyler's been gone a lot
too with school. He's trying to stay more on top of his school work this
year, rather than cramming. He's got boards too next summer, so with
all his extra studying I don't feel like I see him very much. It leads
to a lot of lonely days. I love my time with Tucker every day, but I
miss having adult time too.
I can't complain though.
Even though having a baby has been a huge adjustment for me, I count my
blessings that I do have a healthy baby and an amazing husband.