Monday, April 8, 2013

Bye-Bye Belly Button

You never realize how much you can do on such a small amount of sleep.... Actually I can't say that because I have been spoiled with Mason and how well he sleeps at night! Pretty much from day one he didn't really have his days and nights mixed up. During the day, I do try to keep him up as much as possible, but it's been such a blessing having him sleep so well! He usually gets up around 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. to eat and then he goes right back to sleep. This past week his little digestive system is starting to react to a lot of things that I am eating... I think... I don't know if he just has a fussy time every single day or if he is reacting to something I'm eating. But most nights around 6-10 p.m. he is really fussy. He shows signs of gassy pains, so I think it's something I'm eating but I cannot figure out what it is for the life of me! Kyle is so good with Mason! He rocks him and burps him until he settles down. I know for a fact that I could not do this without Kyle. One thing that relaxes Mason almost 100% of the time is having church music on! It is the funniest thing, if he's fussy or won't settle down, we play some church music and immediately he will calm down and listen to the music. His favorite part of conference was when the Tabernacle Choir would sing. He would be moving and kind of fussy until they would sing and then he would lay still and just listen.

One thing that he doesn't like, which is a bummer, is his binky. We have tried different kinds of binkies and he just spits all of them out. Darn! So when he's crying, we can't just stick a binky in to quiet him. We bounce him, rock him, and cuddle him and eventually he will stop crying. He really is a good baby. 90% of the day he is so so good! He rarely cries, so when he does cry I know for a fact that something is wrong... either he's hungry, needs his diaper changed or just wants to be held. But for the most part he just lays quiet and is the cutest baby ever... and I think he knows it too! He smiles all the time!

 His belly button FINALLY fell off after about 14 days! Yay! We had just given him sponge baths before it fell off and he loved it, so we thought for sure that he would absolutely love being submerged in the water. So once his belly button came off we gave him his first bath... we were wrong about him loving his baths. He did all he could to not get in that water! His legs were straight as a board, his back was arched and he screamed. Once he got in the water he couldn't decide if he liked it or not. He would whimper and then two seconds later he looked like he really liked it and then two seconds later he would scream. Hopefully he will like the baths the more we do it. I think it was something new and he wasn't sure about the whole thing.

Mason is the sweetest little boy ever! Ever day he gets cuter and cuter. I want to take his little cheeks and chew on them... not in a creepy way or anything, totally normal right?? He has finally caught on to nursing, which makes the night time feedings so much more enjoyable! Hopefully I will figure out what I'm eating that is making him gassy...


  1. Look at those smiles! He is such a doll. I need to meet him! I know everyone is different but for me cutting back on dairy seemed to helped Porter. He was gassy forever, so I don't know if that was the only reason, but it did seem to help!

  2. Jensen was the same. You can cut back on dairy and chocolate and that seems to help a little. We used gas relief drops for Jensen and those at least helped get the gas moving. Good luck!