...All the good times are o'er"
It had to come.
Our little guy has gone from being perfect (basically a warm doll, with excretions) to a real, crying, screaming, staying awake when you want to sleep, baby.
It started Thursday night, but Friday and Saturday nights were pretty bad.
All signs indicate that it's just gas issues, but knowing what the problem is doesn't make the screams any less loud.
Today has been good though, so there is optimism for tonight.
He made it all the way through Caroline's baptism today, which put him on the long end of a feeding span. He then ate and sat through a loud meal at Jason's deli followed by laying on the couch with me, for at least an hour, while Joan got some much needed sleep.
We're hoping the gasiness wasn't induced by Joan's diet, because just about everything we ate this week is high up on our list of favorite things. If he doesn't get along with her eating cheese or fajitas, he's just going to have to get over it.
Hopefully this week will be smooth and he'll be all rested up and ready to enjoy Festival next week.
We won't be down there much, but we're definitely catching the Lost Bayou Ramblers and The Figs on Saturday (and I'd recommend you do the same). I've discovered that carrying him in the front carrier while waltzing and two stepping around the living room to the Figs is usually a pretty successful way to calm him.
We're also going to try to see the Red Stick Ramblers on Sunday (that'd be 2 RSR shows for him in his first month of life. What a cool-guy.)
As a status update, -- Monday was his second doctor's appointment. He tipped the scale at 6 lbs 11 ozs, up a pound in 1.5 weeks. Doc said everything looks good. The hip click that he had at the hospital was no longer detectable, so no leg braces for him.
He's still a small guy, but, to me, he looks huge compared to what he was just a couple of weeks ago. My back is going to be sooooo screwed when he gets bigger.
And if anyone is looking for little girls' clothes or boys toddler clothes, Goody's on Ambassador Caffery is going out of business and everything is 30-50% off.
I wiped them out of everything 18 months and under that didn't have some kind of sports theme (I have my standards, even for cheap clothes.) Got 8 pieces of clothing for 40 bucks. Alright, alright, alright.