Alden is doing really well. He is growing well and seems more settled into a routine. I know him so much better and can soothe him faster. He has good days and bad days, and the bad days seem related to his reflux. He seems to be bothered by gas a bit too, but the last few days have been better.
Alden is an explosive pooper because he only poops every 3 days or so. Those diapers are massive blow-outs with a cup of poo in them or so. Saves having diaper stains though! I think we'll just plan to be home on those days!
He is doing really well at night. Around 9pm he wants to be asleep and dozes on an off for awhile. He wakes to feed every 3-3.5 hours and just goes back to sleep afterwards. He is a light nigh wetter so we can stay in the same diaper. He is up around 530-600 and goes back to sleep after awhile. It is really quite liveable but I wouldn't say I am well rested.
He doesn't like to be tired. That is when he cries. He doesn't cry for much else other than hunger, but he really needs to be soothed to sleep.
He is having more periods of awake time where he is quiet alert. He has found his hands and likes to suck on them. He will sit for short periods in a bouncy chair or swing or lie on a blanket and be entertained. He does get over stimulated after awhile. He is liking tummy time and holds his head up really well. He likes to use his legs and even stands on them for a time!
It is all getting fun now! The smiles are there, but you generally have to work for them and I don't mind that kinda work. The reward is pure sunshine.