March 2008

Well a whole week has gone by since this whole Ferber thing started and now I am officially a Ferber man. I can go to sleep on my own and even when I wake up in the middle of the night I put myself back to sleep. I still protest a little when mom and dad put me in my crib. Sometimes I cry for a minute and other times like tonight I cry for 10 minutes. Now that I have been sleeping a lot better I wake up with the happiest smile on my face. I just hang out in my crib and wait for either mom and dad to come get me. Mom and dad also seem a lot happier – I think they are finally getting some sleep. I guess Ferber ain’t so bad.

Also, this past week was quite busy. I went to temple to try to get my first hair cut. The priest said that I could only get it during odd months. Now I have to wait until I am 5 months old. I also had brunch at Aunty Anjum’s house where I got to hang out with Caden and Rahul. Aunty Lynda, Aunty Ur, Uncle Peter and Uncle Matthew came to visit. I also tried barley for the first time – I like oatmeal a lot better. Here are some recent pictures and check out Peter teaching me his dance moves.

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I had been noticing that mom and dad had been reading this book on sleep by Ferber.  I didn’t think it was necessary – I was sleeping fine as long as they rocked me when I went to sleep and the 10 times I would get up at night.  Well last night mom and dad put me down to sleep at 7:40 and then they left.  No rocking, no nothing!  Man did that make me mad.  So I cried at the top of my lungs.  In three minutes they came and checked up on me but then they didn’t pick me up and rock me.  What was wrong with them.  I decided to cry for another 8 minutes and then it was just too much work so I went to sleep on my own.  I slept for an hour and forty-five minutes.  When I woke up this time I cried a lot harder – I was worried they couldn’t hear me.  They came in twice but again they didn’t pick me up.  This time it took a total of nine minutes for me to sleep.   Then I slept until midnight and needed some rocking to get back to sleep.  No luck – I cried for 25 minutes and had to sleep on my own but I did it.  I slept until 3:50 and this time mom got me and fed me and then put me right down to sleep.  I finally woke up at 6 with a smile on face.

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems: New, Revised, and Expanded Edition

My trip to Florida was amazing. I was so well behaved on the plane – I slept most of the flight and when I was awake I was busy eating. The weather in Bonita Springs was fabulous. Grandma, Grandpa, Mom and Dad took me on walks everyday. I also went on my first bus ride and boat ride. Most importantly, I took a dip in the pool and also the Gulf of Mexico. The pool was fun because it was heated but I was not too fond of the cold gulf water.

Then once I got back I had to go to the pediatrician to get my vaccinations. It was not fun. The Doctor said I was doing great and here are my new stats.
Weight – 14 lbs 3 oz (gained 6 lbs 2 oz from birth)
Height – 25.75 inches (grew 6.25 inches from birth)

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Wow, these past few weeks have been busy.  I hung out with my bud Caden.  I also starting grabbing everything and most of the stuff I get in my hands tastes yummy.  Viji aunty and her sister and brother-in-law came to visit me.  Unfortunately Ajji left and went back to India today but I had a great time hanging out with her.  Tomorrow I head to Florida and so I am busy packing.  Here are some pics of all the fun! [rockyou id=105474303&w=426&h=319]