Posted October 26, 2009on:
at six months you get to try your first solid food on Saturday. You made hilarious faces but didn’t refuse or spit the poached pear puree. I gave you baked acorn squash the following night, and you ate… and ate… and ate… and ate… I kept on scooping out 1 tsp at a time, and after 4-5 refills, we switched to pear puree again and you still ate. We were doing the refills because each time the food stopped coming, you started to protest loudly. I gave you a tbsp for lunch today of each food again. You showed a clear preference for acorn squash over pear though.
The last two days your sleep has been wanting. Inspite of having napped 3 hours on Saturday, you still fussed for a good 40 minutes before finally falling asleep around 9:30pm. Then you woke up 1.5 hours later crying bitterly refusing to nurse. You did that again at around 3am, but this time you rolled over, looked around, then went back to sleep on your own. Yesterday An and I managed to give you only about 2 hours of sleep total. You kept on catnapping and waking up after 30-40 minutes. By night time you were a ball of frenzy energy and could not settle down until near 10pm. Woke up again at 11:30 crying bitterly. I have to say, because this crying is so rare, I was slow to react. I just sat there in the dark watching you, and you didn’t open your eyes but went on crying and crying. Finally you did open your eyes, looked around, and then rolled back and cried loudly again. So your father and I took turn carrying you for a bit, just to help you resettle. You went back to sleep and slept well for the rest of the night, with the usual waking and feeding, but no more crying like that.
Maybe you are having another growth spurt? This type of crying is not due to physical pains, I have already established that. I wonder if it’s hunger?
An said you are very alert and active for your age. Time to baby proof the apt.