Thursday, September 9, 2010

L'shanah Tovah

Welcome to year 5771! We celebrated Rosh Hashanah with apples and honey, for a sweet new year. Greg wanted to give Jack a little taste of the honey, but unfortunately that will have to wait until the acidity of Jack's GI tract has improved (botulism). In the meantime, Jack received his sweet new year tidings through the filter of my milk.

The Jewish New Year focuses on new beginnings, and ours were of trivial form -- the hope of better sleep. Jack snoozed for 5.5 hours on Tuesday night and for 4.5 hours on Wednesday night. He's still getting fussy while nursing, but it's more of the "eh! eh!" variety than the all-out-howling that he was doing before. Meanwhile, he has been sleeping almost continuously through the day. Today, he was awake for 1-2 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the evening -- the time in between was spent nursing, sleeping, or in blinky-eyed contemplation. Jack hasn't slept this much since the days after he was born. Was this rough patch a growth spurt, and have we gotten through it? I can only cross my fingers and savor this newfound energy.

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