Last night, it was as if J was a newborn again. He was up every two hours! I thought for sure putting the rice cereal in his bottle, he would sleep the whole night thru. But maybe it upset his tummy…maybe its his teething, or maybe its the shots he had on Friday. The hard part about babies is they can’t tell you what is wrong. So you have to hunt for the problem, and maybe the problem you think it is, really isn’t it at all. He was running a low grade fever yesterday, but was that due to teething or the shots? Did he just need to nap, or does he need his teething tablets?
All I know is this I am horrible it seems at figuring out what the real problem is. Hunky Hubs is much better at it, although it does seem that what ever problem he has if you stick him on the boob it makes it all better. But then am I creating a clingy baby? I guess there is nothing wrong with a clingy baby at four months of age. And if he’s teething and all he wants is to be held and nursed what’s the problem with that? Nothing I guess.
On to the real reason I wanted to blog this morning…I had the weirdest dreams last night in between his feedings. I guess it was a lack of sleep. I tend to dream more when I have less sleep. It starts off with me thinking J is crying but I’m in dream mode and can’t move my arms or legs but I hear him crying and can’t wake myself. So then once I wake up I bolt up off the couch and he’s sound asleep in his hammock.
The second dream, I have suddenly been reunited with my grandmother and a mother I hadn’t seen since I was 15 and we were sitting on the couch talking about J. I was talking with my mother as if 12 years hadn’t been missing in our relationship at all. She asks me the question if we are going to have anymore children. I say I don’t really know….right now I am focusing on J as he is only 4 months old and I want to give him all the love he needs right now. Then my mother forces me to take a pregnancy test and its positive!!!! Ugh! Then I start feeling sick, nauseated and when I poke my belly a gigantic foot moves across my stomach from inside and you can clearly see the outline of a baby in me! I woke up from that one fast. J really was crying this time. I grabbed him and nursed him. Then just kept him with me while we fell back to sleep.
The third dream, (since we are sleeping downstairs due to prescribed burns) is why I think I had the dream. The house at the end of the street started on fire and kept spreading to all the other houses on our street. We were at the end of the street. I woke up went to the window and saw the house so I’m trying to frantically wake J and Hunky Hubs to get them out of the house. I couldn’t wake Hunky Hubs, so I focused on waking J. Why I had to wake him to carry first to carry his little 12 pound body out of the house, I have no idea but here I am shaking little J and he’s snoring sound a sleep as I’m panicking. Finally I wake up from that one and except for a smokey smell in the house all is fine, but J wants to eat again.
And the weird thing, despite feeding him twice in the middle of the night, the last time I fed him at 6 am I got 6 ounces pumped from my left breast alone while I nursed him on the right side. AWESOME! Ok hopefully J has a less fussy day today.
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