That was my tweet sent at 5:30 on Monday morning. For the past week, we've had a bit of a rough time with Henry. After eating he is incredibly fussy and we're finding it hard to get him to calm down and sleep. Sunday night into Monday, I slept for one hour before he was up again and eating followed by being so fussy that I couldn't put him down or he'd immediately start fussing again- which meant my total sleep for the night was exactly one hour. Needless to say, the exhaustion has definitely kicked in. Being a parent is hard ya'll. Especially in this first month when you're trying so hard to please this tiny human who can't even smile or laugh with you yet.
But we're surviving and the times when he is calm and is exploring the world with his eyes wide open are truly amazing. We're constantly asking each other what we think he sees or hears or is thinking. We're taking our first weekend trip this weekend to go home and see family and I'm really hoping that by that point we'll have worked out how to keep him a bit happier and content.
I think I've come to the conclusion that he may have reflux. I've begun employing a few tactics that are supposed to help with reflux and since then he's been much, much better. So here's hoping that we'll go back to having a pretty satisfied baby and also a bit more sleep. Have any of you had a baby with reflux? Suggestions?
And now to provide a bit more of an "awww" to this post, check out a few of my favorite photos from his newborn photo session (taken when he was 10 days old). Photos via Laura Ruppersberger.