Friday, March 17, 2006

Our little boy is growing up...

...seriously, we went to the pediatrician for his four week appointment, and the little booger weighs 13 pounds 10 ounces. He was 24 inches long. The ped looked at him and said, "He sure is healthy. The size of a three month old, but healthy."

Apparently, the nursing is working. He still pops off the breast crying when he gets too much milk, but sometimes he is willing to let me nurse him side lying or with a recline. At this point, I figure if Bigfella isn't interested in the milk because too much is coming out, well, he'll eat when he's hungry. Clearly, even with the disrupted nursing sessions, he's getting enough to eat.

Now we're worried about where he is going to sleep. His bassinet has a 15 pound weight limit, which should mean that by next weekend, he needs to be sleeping somewhere else. We aren't ready for him to be in the crib since that makes it seem like he is so old and grown up. We're trying to avoid full time co-sleeping, though he does spend part of the night with us. The crib is inconvenient enough that I am sure we will end up co-sleeping full time if we try to transition to the crib.

Is there any reason he can't sleep in the bassinet bed of his stroller? (My lawyer brother gave us a bugaboo frog as a baby gift, so Bigfella is definitely styling. He rides around in the most expensive non-electronic item in the house.) It has a 19 pound weight limit, but my worry is that it doesn't have the mesh sides that the bassinet has to allow for air flow. Any suggestions?

If we decide not to go with the stroller-as-bed option, we are thinking of buying a Snugglenest. Unfortunately, our piece of crap Toys R Us/Babies R Us doesn't keep it in stock, and we are the type who likes to handle things before we buy them...


At 9:36 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

If you're currently using the bassinet portion of a pack n play for him to sleep in, just move him to the bottom of the pack n play. When Alexander outgrew the bassinet, I just dropped it back down and put him right in the pack n play in our room. He stayed there until he was 9 months old and I was ready to transition him to the nursery that he shares with Lauren.

At 11:17 PM, Blogger Shelli said...

Ditto on the pak and play - Malka LOVES napping in hers - at night, she sleeps in the car seat - the bugaboo basinet will be FINE - just don't zip the top on - there's LOTS of air coming down on him.... You can check with your doc of course, but I think he'll be fine.


At 10:17 PM, Anonymous KatS said...

Yes, yes, pack and play!


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