Samuel actually slept for 5 hours last night! We were really excited....that is, until we found out that he hasn't been gaining weight well the last 5 days. Back to setting the alarm for every 3 hours. Really, it's not the getting up in the middle of the night that's troublesome....this lack of sleep is making me emotionally unstable. I find myself crying over the craziest things. Like cheesy commercials. I also seem to be extraordinarily clumsy when sleep deprived. I've never been so bruised in my life.
I'm not sure what prompted him, but he has been using is right arm splendidly the last week or so. I'm thrilled. He seems to use both arms equally now.
I've been writing about how we are giving Samuel a lot of tummy time - but now we've gone hard-core. He's three and a half months old and he's not holding his head up at a 90 degree angle yet. Most of the time he can lift it just above 45 degrees. On the rare occasion, he shows us his full 90 degree tilt for a few seconds. It's not THAT big of a deal - he's able to push all the way up and pick his chest off the floor - but that head is just too heavy! I wish he would learn that he can push up on his forearms (we've been trying to show him how to do that) but he insists on pushing all the way up. Oh well. At least he rolls occasionally because of it. :) I'm doing my best to cut the kid some slack....after all, he DID spend a month after his due date in the hospital, he's still little, and he's a boy.
He is officially into size 1 diapers and nearly out of newborn clothes. He's really too big for them, but he's too little for most of the 0-3 month clothes. I'm ready to fully transition because the 0-3 month clothes that we have for him are far cuter than anything he's been wearing.
size 1, newborn, and micropreemie diapers
A month or so ago, Samuel's monitor stopped working and we had to have someone come work on it at midnight one night. A few days ago the monitor died it's final death and we were given a replacement. Michael and I are about to destroy the stupid thing. It alarms far more often than the other monitor did - I guess it's more sensitive to Samuel's movements - so our sleep has been more interrupted than we like. I'm sure we will adjust to it soon.
The jumparoo has made it out of his closet. After putting it together, I realized that Samuel is still just too small. He does have good head control, and he is nearly 4 months old (adjusted age) but apparently size is everything. It cracked me up to see his little feet dangling under the jumper.