- Happy, content, smiling baby boy. He plays, he laughs, he kicks a lot. This mood can most often be found after eating (for about an hour and a half), on the changing pad (for some odd reason he loves being changed), and ALWAYS in the bathtub.
- "OMG I'm hungry! Feed me now! Feed me now! Feed me NOW!"
- Sleepy. But not calm drowsy sleepy like the Dwarf. No, it's "I'm sleepy, but if I go to sleep I may miss something important." So he cries and we hold him and walk him around to calm him down. Then the second we sit down he starts crying again. He can't stand us being comfortable while he's fighting off sleep. I guess maybe he thinks if we're sitting it'll make him sleep and he doesn't want to sleep.
On the other sleeping front, he's now getting really annoyed by being swaddled, but he won't sleep if he isn't unswaddled. I think they are related. He knows he'll sleep if he's all wrapped up so he doesn't want to be wrapped up. I think this week I need to start weaning him off of the swaddling. I tried wrapping him once with one arm out. After I finished he stared at me like I was nuts. He looked like someone in traction with one good arm sticking out.
So this brings up one last thing. Everything I read says "don't put anything in the crib other than the baby." Some places say a light blanket too. Common sense would tell me to only put said blanket on his legs. . . actually it would really tell me that, though possible, him smothering on a light blanket is unlikely, but "they" say he could. My gut tells me that, once I wean him off of swaddling, I should put a blanket over his whole body and before he falls asleep it'll be thrown off of him (he likes to kick and wave his arms). Since the advice has been flowing in a bit more lately please pass some more my way.