Monday, April 21, 2008

Happy Days Are Here Again!

So, my boy Jim seems to have learned how to be happy. The speed of his change has been like a light switch turning on! At exactly 6 wks to the day he figured out how to be happier!

He no longer cries and screams inconsolably - and when he does cry there is almost always an obvious reason! So, you CAN make him feel better. Whew!

He has learned to whine instead of cry when the situation is just frustrating. He's about 1/2 as loud and not nearly so frantic.

Gas pains make him strain, but not scream.

Going poo doesn't make him cry and scream. Well, unless like today where he really was constipated, so he had something to scream about.

Wanting a bottle still causes a cry, but he gives fair warning that he's hungry first. So, the screaming really is your own damned fault for not listening.

And last, but certainly not the least, he smiles at me several times a day!!!! He smiles from simple games sometimes. But the bestest most wonderful think is when he smiles just because he notices me. It is really, really wonderful.

Happy days are certainly here! I hope they last a good long while.


The Rotten Correspondent said...

Woo Hoo!! That is really great news.

My oldest one was a lot like Jim and it was really hard. I'm so glad you're into the "good stuff" now!

ms. c said...

Congrats on the happy Jim!
Keep up the good work, kiddo!

Kate said...

So glad to hear it!

Stacie said...

Yea for a happy baby! It does make a world of difference when they are happy!