Thursday, September 06, 2012
I can't believe how fast time is flying by. Aiden is already 10 weeks old and he now weighs 13 lbs and has really filled out. He looks so different. We still aren't sure who he looks like now, but when he was born he was definitely Daddy's mini-me. Though he is now getting more of my colour and his brown hair is getting streaks of red, most definitely from his Mommy.
Aiden is still very coliky. I never wrote about that before because I almost felt guilty to be talking about having trouble with my baby when he's our miracle and I should be so grateful that he is here. But a wonderful Spark friend as well as Aiden's pediatrician and my OB all said that it is normal and that feeling frustrated when you are not getting any sleep and your baby screams almost the entire day would upset any new Mom. I almost felt like my failed attempts to comfort him during his crying fits that could sometimes continue the entire day were a sign that I had no idea what I was doing and was a horrible Mom. But I"m gradually learning that it is not my fault and his most recent giggles and smiles are proving that he does love me and I must be doing something right.
Rather than screaming all day now he has now developed a routine of screaming from 3 pm - 11 pm which is a lot better because at least my husband is home with me for most of that time so I'm not alone and we can take turns. He's also starting to sleep at night for about 2 hours at a time so it's getting a little easier to handle the daily crying fits now that I'm not as tired as I was at the beginning when he had his days and nights reversed.
Despite his colic we are SOOOOO happy that he is here, though I"m looking forward for this phase to pass.
Here are some recent pictures of my little guy.