Monday, February 11, 2008

bad rap

i'm afraid the sleep deprived post gave fred a bad rap so i'm here to make it clear just how good he is. he is such a happy, easy baby. i'll use our trip to colorado as an example. a couple of weekends ago we drove to aspen for the x-games. during the six hour drive there fred cried for maybe two minutes. we checked in at our hotel then went to the slopes to watch torah and the half pipe competition for a few hours. he slept in the sling a bit and didn't fuss until i yelled, "go torah!" that made him cry and when he didn't calm down as easily as usual i realized that it had been a long time since he had eaten. but the competition wasn't over yet so i stuck the pacifier in his mouth for another half hour. then the roxy reps took us out for sushi. i fed fred in the restaurant then put him in his carseat with his pacifier and mr. ed and he went to sleep. in a crowded noisy restaurant. (he does this at church too.) we didn't get to the hotel until about one a.m. and i finally changed his diaper after 9 hours (if its yellow let it mellow). on the ride back to utah he cried about five minutes.
torah's silver medal run:

and to up-date you on his sleep habits--things are MUCH better. he's been sleeping 3, 4, 5, and once even 6 hours at a time. the gripe water did not work. i've been giving him the probiotic but don't know if its doing anything. the only thing that absolutely works is cutting things out of my diet. i also let him cry it out during nap time. and he's been eating a lot of baby food. this might be a factor, i don't know. it may be a combination of things: learning to get back to sleep on his own, getting older and being able to pass gas easier, getting a stronger stomache. we've had almost a week of really good sleeping so of course i'm going to start trying the "problem" foods again. just a little. like maybe some chocolate.


LoGunns said...

Choclate would be the first one I would try too.
Fred has his days going just great!!!

heat said...

How are you friends with torah? and, are you on her traveling fan club or something?

Staci Leach said...

I'm so glad you found me! Fred has gotten so big! Girls are beautiful of course.

Cyndi Rella said...

I'm glad he's sleeping better!
About Torah: it sure would suck to be gorgeous AND be able to board like that!