6 Weeks Past

Posted April 20th, 2011 in Ume and Baby 4 Comments »

We were wearing summer clothes just few weeks ago, but…

now, thick long sleeves and a blanket is a must at night. (He looks grumpy, I know!  He just woke up… )

Someone says that the baby will start to settle down after 6 weeks.  Hiro has been ok, he wakes up every 3~4 hours now, and drinks more milk.  At 6th week check-up, he weighed 4.4 kg.  He smiles sometimes, and he knows it’s a feeding time when we put a bib on his neck.  (he changes his mouth/lips into a sucking-shape)

Since he was born, we tried to make a routine – we wanted him to know that the night time is a sleeping time.  We bath him around 7pm every night, then dress him in pj, feed, and put him to sleep in the cot in a dark room.  During the day, we let him sleep in the living room.

But, he doesn’t want to go to sleep at night sometimes – and when we’re tired we just want to take him to the living room and let him sit on a rocking chair.  That’s what D did the other day, and that caused an argument between us.

After 7pm feed, Hiro didn’t want to sleep and kept crying in the cot.  D took him from the cot and brought him to the noisy living room, trying to settle him down.  Hiro wasn’t sleepy, his eyes were wide open, so D left him in the living room.  I thought “ok, just until his next feed”.  At 10pm Hiro was hungry again, and D fed him in the living room.  Then, without trying, D left Hiro in the chair in front of the tv.  I know D was just tired and wanted to go back watching tv and doing some work on the computer in the living room, but I didn’t want Hiro to be surrounded by the noise from tv and the blight light at night.

We argued, but then I started to wonder if it’s really necessary to make a routine – and make him stay in the dark and quiet room at night.  I sought for the answer, and yes, it’s actually important to let him know the difference between night and day.  So what we have been doing was right, after all.

It’s sometimes hard – he cries, and just doesn’t want to sleep sometimes.  And, I’m a tv person, but I haven’t been in front of tv enjoying the drama/movies at night for weeks.  I need to be impatient, I know, and now I think I’m starting to get the hang of it.  Hiro started to sleep by himself  if I leave him in the cot after settling down.  I think he is learning…!  and so am I.

4 Comments on “6 Weeks Past”

  1. 1 Anna said at 9:48 am on April 21st, 2011:

    Hello again Ume. Oh my goodness – Hiro is sooo adorable! You’re looking well too. 🙂
    I agree with you – it IS important to have a routine in place and all the more important to teach your little one to know the difference between night and day. We did the same with our Isabelle.
    Sigh – what’s with men and tv??!!! My hubby is the same – when we put on the The Wiggles dvd for Isabelle to watch with hubby, he’s the one who concentrates more. Now he knows a lot of the lyrics for The Wiggles’ songs. 😛
    My little one is down with a cold at the moment – her first illness! Breaks my heart seeing her so miserable so am giving her lots of extra kisses and cuddles.
    You take care too!
    P/S sorry, I tend to write ‘long’ comments don’t I? 🙂

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 9:48 am on April 22nd, 2011:

    I like having a long comment Anna 😀

    Your husband sounds like D… Men sometimes act like kids, don’t they?
    Hope your Isabelle gets better soon (><) It's getting cold, so please take care of yourself too!

  3. 3 Megan said at 1:21 pm on April 21st, 2011:

    It sounds like you’re doing all the right things, Ume!
    I’m sure it will become easier as the weeks progress, especially when Hiro starts sleeping all through the night.
    I love the photo of you both!

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 9:50 am on April 22nd, 2011:

    Thanks Megan,
    Yeah I hope so too. I can’t wait him to sleep all through the night!

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