We spent Father’s Day at home in the morning. DH spent time out in the garage after I made breakfast. We went to his parents in the afternoon and then stopped by my mom’s in the evening. My dad didn’t want us to do anything for him, so I called and wound up leaving a message.
It’s been a strange day. Justin slept for 7 hours last night. He was up all morning and semi-fussy. His cry was weak and he didn’t want to nurse. It seemed like he wanted to nod off but kept fighting it. He also kept trying to suck on a wide variety of things, so I decided to try a pacifier. He loved it. It took him a long time to nod off, but he wasn’t fussy anymore–apparently, he needed to suck and since he can’t find his thumb yet or get his hand in his mouth, this worked. I’m ambivalent about the pacifier–I’m very worried about it getting overused, but he’s so much happier today than he has been in a long time.
That being said, he’s slept all afternoon. The longest that he’s nursed today has been 8 minutes. He did nurse a lot yesterday and it’s hot and humid today, so that could explain it, but I’m definitely keeping an eye on him. I’ve been pretty lethargic too so I suspect it’s the weather. And when I say he’s slept, he’s only been sleeping when I hold him or have him right next to me. If I put him in his bassinet or the pack n play, he wakes up within 10 minutes. So I haven’t gotten a whole lot done. That’s okay though, there wasn’t much that absolutely needed to get done today and since I’ve only got one week left before I go back to work, I don’t mind spoiling both of us a bit.