Gas Guilt…

I have gas-guilt!

I co-sleep, or whatever it’s called with my baby James. Just me and him in a big, king-size bed…that he somehow manages to take up 2/3rds of! I’m having to admit here….that I’m LAZY. Yes, it’s true where sleep is concerned. I’ve never slept well to begin with. Not in my adult life. And, now that I’m a mom I sleep less. But…I try. Trying involves having to do as little as possible when I’m in bed at night; besides waking up every 15 minutes to check that the baby hasn’t cocooned himself in the blankets, or rutted himself off the deep end!

Anyway…he’s breastfed. Have I mentioned he weighs 25 pounds at 4 1/2 months old!?!? O_o So, I feed him during the night when he wants it, but I’m a bad mama, bcuz I admit that I don’t always have the strength to get up, get him up…and burp him. I know! I know! And, I’m a pretty strong chick. Just in the middle of the night, not so much. It’s not all the time. I try to do it most of the time. I do! But on the nights I don’t….he kinda groans, and strains, and farts a lot! Meaning, he’s not getting a good nights sleep either. So…………gas-guilt! Poor little guy :/

Just another one of those mom dilemmas. He will not burp when he’s asleep, no matter how much I work it. I have to get him awake to burp him. I don’t always want to wake him in the middle of the night. Fact, he can totally breastfeed when he’s asleep! lol. He just can’t burp.

6 thoughts on “Gas Guilt…

  1. Thanks for the follow, Im following you back 🙂

    First of all, what an adorable baby! On the lazy in the middle of the night bit … I have SO been there. I didn’t breast feed so I would have to trudge to the fridge, make a bottle, heat it up, blah blah blah…. I was asleep most of the time while feeding lol I could not keep my eyes open most of the time lol. Noone is perfect and we all have our limits, don’t feel guilty!

  2. You could try gas drops, or sometimes we’d just massage our babies tummies to work the gas out.

    I think some babies have gas a lot because they lay down so much. If you were drinking lots of milk and laying down a lot; you’d probably be gassy too. I know I would be. Both of my boys were gassy too.

    I’m now following you back.

  3. thanks you guys for the reply. he was really gassy for a couple of months. i was giving him drops daily. he was 10 lbs at birth, and a big eater! had to supplement with formula for awhile. everything’s good now, ‘cept when mama doesn’t burp him. ya…laying down eating he’s more comfortable, but for sure contributes to the gas.

    one night i was dozing off while feeding him (a bottle) and he started choking on too much milk. i made the mistake of getting back in bed with him to feed him. freaked me out badly, and i made sure from then on i sat up in a chair for night feedings.

    appreciate the follows!! makes the blogging worth while when there’s comments! 🙂

  4. I thought my almost 7 month old was bad at 20 lbs! He is sooo heavy! I can’t imagine carrying your big baby ; ) I hate waking my son up to burp, especially when his poor little head just droop and droops lol I don’t co-sleep, but he is in my room and I nurse him if he wakes up while I lay down, so much easier to do! Don’t you just love mommy guilt? It never ends!

  5. Holy big boy!! My Mason is 4 months and 15 lbs! I’m also guilty of not burping him for the middle of the night feeds – he can stay asleep while eating and I never want to risk waking him!!

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