Um… I totally leaned a new thing today. I was reading a post on a local Mommy Facebook page (My DE people you know the one). Someone was complaining of recent pain randomly postpartum and someone suggested “phantom kicks”.
I have randomly been feeling these and just like this article says it freaked me out. I was like “wait I know I’m not pregnant, for sure not pregnant enough to feel kicks…but wait they say you feel them sooner the second time around”.
But no!! Here it is the answer I didn’t even know was a thing! Phantom kicks they say can be gas, digesting, muscle memory or nerve memory..so freaky either way.
They say some people feel it for years! God Bless. At least I know I’m not pregnant or crazy. I might take the advice from that article and buy a few pregnancy tests to keep just to help me sleep haha!
I’m happy to say my son has been consistently sleeping through the night. 🙌🏻 In his crib! He never wakes up anymore and if he does he’s back to sleep within a minute.
He goes to bed at 7:30pm and wakes up around 6:30am when my alarm goes off.
I was so afraid I was going to have to give up our cuddle time while he was falling asleep. A few nights he’s fallen asleep after I’ve put him in his crib still awake. He tossed and turned in my arms and just couldn’t get comfortable when that’s happened. So I put him in to see if he’s just ready to stretch out.
He’s recently been snuggling in on my chest instead of in the typical infant style holding position (whatever you call it).
He’s also been transitioning to the next class at daycare where he will nap on a mat. They started this week with the mat to practice since we were worried how he would do. Absolutely fine! Sometimes I wonder why I’m even surprised he does so well with everything else.
Bedtime: 7:30pm rocked with a bottle cuddling Mama
4:30am: Woke up screaming – didn’t last 5 minutes went back to sleep.
6:30am: Woke up for the day
He didn’t even drink the bottle I left in case he wanted it when he woke up until the morning. The saying is 3 hard days and they are trained. But man, if this is it I feel like an asshole for not doing this sooner!