Eli is being a total snuggle bug lately. He won’t nap during the day unless I’m holding him. We have been trying the “cry-it-out” method with no luck. Baby boy wants to be held.
Nearly everyone has an opinion about how to handle this situation. We’re just doing what feels right and it feels right to hold him. 🙂 even if it means I don’t get a lot done. Hehe
I’ve also figured out that I need to work harder to get him to finish a bottle. I think he gets tired and falls asleep too quickly. (I used to assume when he fell asleep he was satisfied but apparently not the case). Or he gets just enough to keep him satisfied for a while only to become hungry again an hour later. This means I’m feeding him all the time. And holding him all the time.
So I’m trying something new today and that seems to be working. He’s currently enjoyed 30 minutes of playmat therapy so yay for that!
I also started a new book last night on gross motor skills. New mama’s, this book is amazing and you NEED it!! I wish I had it sooner.
This book has relieved a lot of stress already. I can see what Eli is already doing (a lot more than I thought!) and work on specific goals with real tips and pictures.
I think I’m going to start a video series that details specific therapies we are working on. Noahsdad.com has some but nothing for infants like Eli.
Speaking of PT- we are working on a Medicaid application and in talks with 3 different services to get on waiting lists and sort through insurance junk.
This week = winning.