It looks as though we have all survived Leo's first month. :o) Although we're still figuring some things out (like how to tell the "hungry" cry from the "tired" cry), we are getting a hang of the basics. And Leo is training us well--here are some of the things we've learned.
- Leo likes: eating, bathing, staring at lights / the ceiling fan / black and white shapes, cuddles, swaddling, morning naps
- Leo dislikes: napping between the hours of 6 and 8 PM (his fussy time), "Nuk" pacifiers, aspartame (goodbye Diet Pepsi), and caffeine
Additionally, Leo skipped his 2 AM feeding twice this week. That's a good sign that he is moving toward eliminating that feeding by his second month, as the pediatrician recommends. It also makes me very happy because the difference between two or three hours' sleep and five hours of uninterrupted sleep is HUGE. I can't even imagine how luxurious sleeping through the whole night will feel!