Because Cereal is Oh-So-Satisfying?
Mary, never worry about being behind. I'm always like a week behind in replying to the posts. Everybody is so gracious about it, though.
Just got back from the 4-mo well-baby with the twins. They turned four months yesterday. Carmen's 16 lbs, David's 15.1. They're both 24 and 3/4". The doc was looking them over (poor Carmen bawling as soon as we walked into the exam room . . . she wanted a nap, not a cold white room with an ugly green Martian cartoon wallpaper border!), and suggested that at some point the babies would start getting really hungry, like milk just wasn't enough, and they would be eating like every hour. Then, he said, they would need some cereal.
Now, I don't know about you, but rice cereal doesn't strike me as particularly filling. Nor does it seem like a typical baby just starting to eat would really eat enough cereal--or anything else--to feel suddenly full and satisfied. Does this kind of advice make sense to any of you? It just seems a little wrong for some reason. Hmm.
I'm eating lunch and David just woke up and is acting silly.
Nicole: We still swaddle Davey when he has a bad night. It really helps him get organized. We just use a small blanket of gauze fabric, since it's kind of hot to be using anything heavier. White noise while he sleeps helps a lot, too. And both kiddoes have the screamies like yours, for maybe like the past two weeks. In fact, I was rocking Carmen earlier this afternoon and she screamed directly into my right ear. It didn't wake her up, but I sure did start paying a lot more attention! Sometimes David wakes up really sad, like Old Yeller
kind of sad. Then, once he's really awake, he's happy and fine, as if nothing ever happened. Guess those synapses are just busy.
Lisa, I guess they never put out the webcast for your story? I keep checking and I haven't seen it. (But now I know all about the kittens that got thrown out the window of a moving car!) Last night I had on the white noise for Carmen while I rocked her. I was piping it from my computer to the radio in the living room--the radio static sometimes picks up other stations at sunrise and sunset. So we're in the dark, rocking and shushing, and I take the mouse and oh-so-quiete-ly I visit the station's web page. Click, I go to the webcast page, and suddenly this SUPER LOUD streaming video comes on. In my surprise I couldn't think how to turn it OFF, and so I started fumbling for the remote for the stereo, which of course I couldn't find, so I wound up running and turning down the volume myself. Carmen's eyes were wide open, and her eyebrows were like, "what they hey, mama?!?" :LOL I never have the audio turned on when I use my computer so I didn't realize anything was really playing the last time I visited that page. Tonight when I'm playing my white noise from the computer I'll just read a book--anything that won't scare me half to death when it starts talking to me!
Does anybody know why my babies smell good enough to eat? Is it just my hormones making it seem that way, or do they really smell that good to other people, too? I mean, C&D smell downright DELICIOUS! I commented on their smell to DH, and he said oh, he didn't know, he thought they smelled kinda sweaty. Then he asked if I had been eating enough, lately? :LOL
Alright, better go. Hope everyone is having a good day, that are babies are happy and well, and that poor Zoe is rapidly on the mend. I'm going to wrap up my lunch . . . and enjoy a yummy baby!