|@mummybexm - Jake celebrates his 12th week|
Hurrah! He's now smiling properly and grabbing things actively. He watches telly when bright colours or songs/ music come on and he's moving around a lot more (though he still HATES tummy time).
|@mummybexm - Jake playing with Barney|
Jake is normally an absolute delight, but yesterday after his morning nap he became grumpy, clingy and grizzly.
He would not stop crying unless I was holding him, and even then by about 3pm that wasn't quite enough - he was whining even when held.
I couldn't understand how he could go from being happy and chirpy first thing that morning, to being so miserable??
Then I realised - he was teething again. His cheeks were extra red (as you can see); he was dribbling and drooling loads; he was putting everything and anything in his mouth - fingers, fists, mummy's hair, toys - and his gums were a little redder at the bottom.
So - we tried some Teetha and it definitely eased things!
However, he was still clingy and trying to nuzzle into my skin. I took this as a sign and decided that we would do some skin-to-skin contact as this is always a good way to settle Jake, and is recommended by midwives and children centres. We both stripped down to our vests and snuggled in mummy and daddy's bed - it was the happiest and most calm he had been all day. Quickly, he fell asleep snuggling up to me and slept soundly for almost a full hour. Apart from the dead arm that I soon began to get, it was wonderful - listening to and feeling him breathe on me, his chest rising slightly as he was happy and content made me realise that all he really needed was his mummy... and I got to spend almost an hour just watching my beautiful boy.