I made this tiny video this afternoon. He was blowing EPIC raspberries that I wanted to catch. (Failed).
But we caught a few other things. Notice first; the teeth. If you are not keeping up on twitter you might not know, but Henry has two little baby bottom teeth. It was rough going for a few nights, but we are out of the woods (for now). Notice second, the tongue. As seen here, it has been making a lot of appearances lately. And the grand finally of the video is a surprise. His newest and most amazing trick. Check it out.
OMG, so cute, right? If you know how I can fix my wonky little video, feel free to let me know.
Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my last post. It is nice to hear that we are not the only ones, that others are going through almost the exact same thing. I think sometimes to outsiders, this whole baby thing can come off as looking a bit easier than it is. Cause honestly we are pretty damn happy to be working so hard! So all the strain might not show through so easily. Which can make you wonder; hey, is it hard for everyone else too? And thanks for sharing the perspective from the otherside. ;) Of course I know it gets easier, but it is nice to hear.
It seems a lot of you found some peace with (some form of) sleep training. This is a tuff one for us. I would really love for Henry to be able to sleep a bit in the evenings without us (say, from 6-10?) or even longer naps, but I don't think I am ready for it at the cost of moving him to his own bed. Sure, a night of uninterrupted sleep sounds awesome.... But I actually feel that the middle of the night together time is valuable. I am away from Henry 40 hours a week. Which to me feels like so much. I can't be there to nurse on demand all day, so I might as well do it at night. This is both emotional and practical. Because we are trying a baby led weaning approach to feeding, he still has pretty high milk needs. I think that if we cut out night nursing I would have a hard time meeting his demand.
So, it is all a delicate balance of choices and compromises, I suppose. For now we choose a baby who needs lots of cuddles to sleep well at night, so that we can keep feeding him in a way that feels best for us. We will see how long that lasts. :)