Thursday, June 9, 2011

Learning Curve

As a new parent there is a big learning curve. If you are a parent you know that. The learning curve encompasses many different areas of life. One of the most important learning curves is learning to understand and interpret the child. Here's some things I believe I have learned about Carter:

-He is really good at sleeping in his crib. He doesn't spend every nap in his crib, but many of them. And almost each sleep time at night.
-He typically eats every 2 1/2 to 3 hours and has from the beginning.
-He appears to thrive on a schedule.
-He likes some alone time already. Usually a couple of times a day we can put him in his crib, and he will lay awake looking around-often putting himself to sleep before it's all over.
-He likes his paci if he's sleepy but not usually any other time.
-He LOVES to listen to music! That's not really surprising though, is it?
-He loves to be sung too.
-He cannot concentrate on eating if he fills his diaper in the process. We must fix that issue before he can continue.
-He likes to be swaddled, but his arms need to be out.

I'm learning more and more every day. The last couple of days we've had some minor nursing set backs, so I'm working to figure out what I can do to help with that. He's a sweet, sweet boy; and we love him to pieces!


Jennifer said...

Hooray for the learning curve! So happy for you!