I thoroughly enjoyed my week off of work! But wouldn't you know it? The week I decide to stay home is the week Lucy comes into her 4 month wake. What is the 4 month wake, you ask? Let me tell you....
|A truly rare site in the Shelton home.|
At 4 months old a baby's little brain begins developing cognitive thought. Babies are observing the world and learning from the moment they are born, but the real fun happens from age 4-7 months. Babies begin to understand cause and effect, their attention span and memory increases, and (closer to 7 months) object permanence. Neat, huh?
Casey and I have always known that Lulu is absolutely brilliant, just look at her:
|"Oh my, Dada! Your glasses look dirty, I'll clean them for you."|
So for the last week or so Lucy has been extremely fussy and distracted while breastfeeding. Like, eat for five seconds - pause - look around, eat for another 10 seconds - pause - whip her head around (with my boob still in her mouth) to see something distracted. And holy hell, is she a fuss pot! I have no idea what she wants. This is the first time I've ever felt truly frustrated as a new mom.
She's also cut her two 60+ minute naps to three, sometimes four, 15-20 minute naps. And my favorite side effect, so far, has been her nighttime sleeping....she has literally woke up a minimum of five times each night for the last six nights. Every hour on the hour, after 11 pm. Including last night. Only this week, I do have to work. ::sobs::
My good friend, Jenn, told me all about the 4 month wake over lunch last week, since her little cutie pie (who's just ten days younger than Lulu) is going through the very same thing. All along I had been blaming teething pains, ha!
The week wasn't all bad though...
We had lunch dates with baby friends
We had a birthday
|Yes, that's a paci. No, she's still not taking them.|
|Unfortunately, the only pic I managed to take is blurry. Poo.|