Wrist Rolls

you'd never know this kiddo was having trouble sleeping last night!

you’d never know this kiddo was having trouble sleeping last night!

I’m pretty sure Potamus is about to hit a growth spurt, since he’s eating aproximately every 1.4 seconds at night, and his wrists have begun filling out into little Pillsbury Doughboy puffs. He might be teething, though, too, since he chews on everything and is drooling and cranky…though 13 months strong without a single tooth, I’m beginning to believe that he’s going to be teased in junior-high for being the toothless wonder!

Thank God Boof hasn’t started work yet (that’s Wednesday) because last night was ROUGH on the sleep end. Potamus went down at his normal 7pm, but then was up at 9 something, then back asleep and up at 11, where he ate a full yogurt (after nursing) and was down for another hour. Then he wouldn’t sleep except for being held from 12-3, where Boof dosed with him on the couch. Then he slept with me for an hour, but needed to be nursed three times from 4-6 this morning. He was restless all night, constantly reaching out for me and tossing and turning in his sleep. I don’t mind the reaching for me, but his hands running all over my face for an hour is not conducive to sleep. And neither was the pinchy stomach pains from my new eating habits. I’m jealous that Boof got to go back to sleep after we left for work/daycare.

And then I drop Potamus off with the daycare and…NO TEARS. Holy Bejeesus, this kid has adjusted, at least for today, and despite the lack of sleep, it was worth it to see him go to his new teacher without any fuss. My baby is growing up so fast!

12 month stats.

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The Potamus weighs in at a whopping 21lbs, putting him in something like the 25th percentile for weight. Doc said its cause our stubborn little champ refuses any liquids (which is also contributing to being backed up). He has grown 4 inches since last time, which puts him at 30 inches tall, which seems long, but is only the 55th percentile. No medical worries and the little guy took his shots like a champ. Fingers crossed we won’t have to see our doc again until the 18 month check!

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