Staying Afloat

Justin is a pretty good baby, bless his heart, but he seems to have a problem with gas pains, and the poor little guy has crying fits that aren’t easily taken care of. We discovered that he generally relaxes by sucking his thumb, but he hasn’t quite figured out a consistent way of getting it into his mouth (when he cries, he makes his hands into fists, with his thumb stuck inside). Someday he’ll learn where it is, but until then we all have to suffer.

Everyone keeps telling me how well we’re doing as parents, but last night I had a bit of a meltdown: Justin had been crying on and off for hours all day and I was too exhausted to deal with it. Fortunately, my parents volunteered to sit up with him to calm him down so I could go to bed and get some much-needed sleep. It turns out he slept from 8:30 last night to 6:30 this morning and only woke up for food twice. (And when he does a night feeding, he eats and goes right back to sleep.) So all is not lost.