Tuesday, April 08, 2008

He just cannot compare

That's right. My poor little Kaiden just cannot compare to his sisters head of hair. I mean, we all remember Makaylee's head of hair. This was her at 2 weeks:

Poor Kaiden had a head of hair. Nothing compared to Makaylee's, but enough none the less. Unfortunatley he has developed a pretty bad case of cradle cap. (Think baby dandruff for those not familiar). Anyway, I have been rubbing, scrubbing, and brushing often to rid him of this condition. Because of this, he is loosing the hair on the top of his head. He looks like a little old mans colmb over. He is also getting a nice bald spot on the back of his head from tossing and turning all night long.

Which brings me to the next thing that he does not compare well too. His sisters sleep habits. For the past week and a half or so Kaiden has not slept longer than a two hour stretch. Which also means that I have not slept longer than 2 hours. Can you say EXHAUSTED?? Though that is not a huge step backwards because before then he was only doing one 3 or 4 hour stretch, and then up every 1-2 hours after that. The night before last I finally gave in and let him sleep in the swing. He slept for 4.5 hours! Then restless after that, but I will take it! Of course last night I put him in the swing and the batteries died, so he only slept 3.5 hours, and restless after that. I have tried him sleeping on the wedge in the co-sleeper, flat on the co-sleeper, swaddled, un-swaddled, with me, in the bouncy seat on vibrate, and so far the swing is the only thing that has helped. He does copy Makaylee's 45 minute naps though. Unless he is breastfeeding while napping, that is the longest nap we usually get. Makaylee still takes her 1.5-2 hour nap every day, but most days they do not overlap. Tired Mom! My house is also a mess, but what else is new ;)

But, on the other side of the fence. He is so strong! He is always trying to sit up from any laying position. He has some serious abs. He wants to know what is going on at all times, and is not content just laying around. That can be a good thing or a bad thing sometimes. He wants to be sitting or standing at all times so I hope he is quick to learn how to sit up so he can! He can pull off camo print way better than Makaylee:

Looks super cute in a ton of necklaces (thanks to Makaylee):
This does happen to boys when they have a big sister :)

Also has some super cute blue eyes:

All in all, even with no sleep, I think we will keep him aroun ;) I mean, who can resist that smile??

1 comment:

applepiesf said...

That picture of him in the camo pants is so cute I could die! Can I have him? ;)