Yesterday was a rough day, and after putting a very fussy Boogie today, I quickly followed suit. I don’t know if he’s teething or just needed a little extra comfort, but he was a bit of a terror. I could scarcely be out of his line of sight without him screaming and crying. Needless to say, bedtime was a welcome reprieve.
Today has been a little better, with less fussing, but he still seems incredibly clingy. Of course I go to Dr. Google, who informs me that we are in the midst of Leap 7 of the Wonder Weeks, and from the snippets that I read online, this is supposedly the worst one. I don’t follow the Wonder Weeks, but have heard rave reviews about it, so I check it out from time to time. It seems that babies at this age are working on sequencing, and that moodiness and more babyish behavior should be expected. In the last 10 months, I have learned to go with the flow, and definitely follow his lead. As with all developmental milestones, this too will soon be a fleeting memory.
I remember reading about the number of growth spurts that babies have during the first year, and freaking out. What would Boogie be like during these times? Would I be able to handle it? I quickly got my answer when Boogie would cluster feed, sometimes up to 17 times a day! I was literally nursing him for hours at a time, it seemed like he was a bottomless pit. How could someone so tiny be so ravenous? We got through it, and now I look back on those moments fondly, as we both did what we needed to do.
Watching him sleep soundly fills me with a sense of accomplishment. We made it through another day. The gummy smiles, kisses and snuggles make all of the fussy times worth it. I trust that I have the right tools in order to make it through each day, and in the future when I look back on these times, I hope I am able to remind myself that I did my very best.
I hope you are having a good start to your week, and that you enjoy the rest of your evening.
Until next time.