Monday, November 15, 2010

What do you want?

Hmm, little guy?  Is it too early to teach you some baby sign language?  The books say not to start until you are 6 months, but how about we start now?

Actually, he has some signs of his own, the problem is when we have used them all up and he just stares at me just like he is doing now.

Some of his signs are:

He head butts me or tries to be a boxer when he's hungry--it's pretty funny.   He will also suck on his pacifier when he is hungry, otherwise he wants nothing to do with it.  So sometimes I will test him with it.  He grunts and kicks his legs when he is working on filling his diaper or trying to get rid of some gas.  And he gives me cute sleepy grins (I love those) and yawns when he is tired.

Sometimes he does all of that at the same time.  I tell him that not many guys are great multi taskers, so there is no need to try to do it all at once.  He will also suck on his pacifier when he is hungry, otherwise he wants nothing to do with it.  So sometimes I will check to see if he is hungry by having him suck on his pacifier.  The only problem is that sometimes when I try he is too busy trying to poop and will act like he isn't hungry only to fuss about it a few minutes later.  Boys, I tell you, they are hard to figure out.

I think right now my little guy is working on a poop.  How do I know?  Easy, I heard him fart.
And I knew he was sleepy, now he is finally falling asleep, but I will end up waking him up when I change him.  Which will probably make him remember that he is hungry also.  This post is starting to sound like the children's book, "When you give a mouse a cookie."  Only my book will be called, "When you change your child's diaper."

My child has an insatiable appetite and is currently in one of his baby growth spurts which makes him want to eat even more.  So, I guess I need to stop typing and continue this vicious cycle we have found ourselves in all day.  I was hoping to go to bed at 7 pm right after I fed him.  Well, here we are a few diaper changes and snacks later still awake at 9:30 pm.  I guess I will "sleep when the baby sleeps"  (the sage advice everyone loves to give a new mom) since I can't when he's awake :D  Slight problem with that is--he won't sleep.

Oh, and lest I forget to mention.  When this child finally falls asleep, he will wake up as soon as I put him down.  So, maybe I will ask him to try to put me to bed instead.  And then he can stay up and get his nighttime bottles ready and do some of his baby laundry.  I think it would be a win win for everyone involved.


Good night to someone.  I am afraid it won't be me or my baby anytime soon.  :D

** 10 pm update:  baby is asleep, in bed, and I am headed that way in just a few minutes after I get the bottles made.  **  I don't think my baby knew what he wanted.  That's where I come in.  I get to help him out or patiently wait until he figures it out for himself.   He had a few more sips of milk, small dirty diaper, big burp, some soft lullaby music with a little more cuddle time with his mom, and that did it for him.  That was all he needed.  I'm glad I could be there for him.


  1. We started with signs around 5 months, just to get in the habit--he didnt actually start signing back until he was about 13 months--it paid off, but took a while :) Now Im waiting for more words!

  2. the whole thing would be so much more manageable if they could just clearly express what they want :)

    i hope you get some rest tonight.