Sooooo. A doctor friend of mine pointed out to me that at 13 months, Pookah should be sleeping through the night and not waking up to eat.
And of course, most of my bloggy friends/twitter friends feel the same.
Well dammit, Pookah is still waking up at the most twice a night to eat. I tried last night to not feed him when he woke up, and the child sat up, pointed at the bottle warmer and said:
So even though yes, I would LOVE LOVE for Pookah to be sleeping through the night, I know why he is not. He’s not getting enough to eat during the day. All of November and some of December, Pookah was sick. Not eating well at all due to ear infections and colds and intolerances. So in the last few weeks, his appetite has definitely improved. But he needs more than baby food.
Enter the table food drama. The drama to get him to eat it! He eats regular oatmeal in the morning. But that is the only table food I can get him to eat consistently. He hates baby veggies( I can get him to eat the carrots, sweet potatoes, and mixed veggies). And regular veggies are a trial. He will eat cheese, and yogurt and amazingly those Gerber Puffs that he wouldn’t touch a few months ago. He will also eat those fruit snacks for toddlers by Gerber. And cherrios. All on his own.
Hopefully, his daycare will help us in this transitional period and he will start to eat more filling meals.(ie table food). But for now, it’s a struggle. Like he went to daycare yesterday, and didn’t eat well. So I fed him baby food when he got home. And he went at it like he hadn’t eaten all day.
But there is one more thing…..Pookah pees like a racehorse.
All night long.
By 1 am when he usually wakes up, his diaper is so full that sometimes it leaks. And I end up having to change everything.
And by the time he wakes up again around 7, it’s full again. But not leaking.
I’m wondering if it’s the wet diaper that initially wakes him up, and then because he’s up he eats?????
But what on earth do I do about that???
I’ve got too many toddler problems over here.