So at 1 month:
Baby Noah has a food allergy/sensitivity. I think the correct term is sensitivity but whatevs, dude is unhappy with something mama is eating! Since Jett had the dairy intolerance, as soon as Noah's poop turned green and filled with mucus at 2 weeks old we immediately assumed a dairy issue. We wasted no time and immediately I went back to my old dairy free ways of eating. Of course before things got better they got worse and Noah got VERY screamy...just like Jett.
Why do I make such screamy babies!!!
Two weeks later his demeanor had improved only slightly and that poop, that goddamn poop was still green and SO FULL OF MUCUS. It was like snot, not baby poop. So...back to the drawing board. Ultimately we decided on his worst most screamy nights when we'd spend HOURS with little Screamy McScreamerson trying to get him to sleep were days after I had eggs.
So I cut out eggs as well as dairy.
I'm like a vegan except I eat meat.
Just a few days after the egg elimination his demeanor improved GREATLY. So...I think we have an egg allergy/intolerance!!!
Ugh, babies are such hard work for this breastfeeding mama!!!
I'm still only a week or so into eliminating eggs but baby is much improved and the poop goes back and forth from yellow to green, cottage cheesy to mucusy, but I'm hopeful we've found the culprit.
Now...whether this is an egg AND dairy issue I don't know, but for now I'm off dairy and eggs!
At 1 month baby Noah is an average sleeper. He's in bed with us. He'll do 3 hour stretches of sleep both day and night and for the moment I can wrap him in my Moby, get him asleep and then transfer him to a bed (on his belly, trick I learned with Jett, as long as I'm nearby baby is a belly sleeper, babies sleep so much better on their bellies!) and he'll continue sleeping for an hour or two. I'm hopeful this will continue but at the same time I'm realistic and realize he may be exactly like Jett and only nap for half hour in the very near future as he heads toward 6 weeks and "wakes up" a bit more.
Since I have both kiddos now Noah is going to have to nap on the go for some naps anyway, so...second time parent, I am not nearly so stressed about baby napping, it's just going to have to happen...I'll figure it out! We spend mornings in the house (until next week when preschool starts!!!) and we spend late afternoons in the house so I'm hopeful once we're at 3 naps a day we can do those 2 naps at home and the midday nap out and about...we'll see what happens.
He's rolled over a few times. I don't think they're supposed to roll over this young are they? I put him on his tummy and he can totally roll over to his back. He does it often.
I stand by my original sentiments when I had Jett that newborns are super boring...they don't do a lot besides sleep and scream. And you know what??? This time around that is totally ok with me!!! It means I can just wrap Noah up in the Moby and get on with my day with Jett and not worry TOO much about the little one.
And as though I needed the confirmation, I am 100% not a baby person. There's not a single part of me that looks at Noah and thinks oh how sad that Jett isn't that small anymore. I HAPPILY pack up clothes that the kids outgrow because with growth comes communication and independence and THAT is apparently what I enjoy about parenthood, NOT BABIES!
I'm really looking forward to 6 months. I can't wait to set a mat down in the backyard and let Noah crawl around while Jett plays and I don't have to hold anybody constantly. CANNOT WAIT!