What kind of lockdown? The kind where Luca and I stay home everyday and just focus on sleeping and eating and making that the priority to see if it would make a difference in his mood so that the smiles would increase and the screaming would decrease. (yes - super long sentence)
And you know what? IT WORKED.
I am going to hold off on telling you all the details for a bit longer but we worked with a super fantastic woman who encouraged us along the way, believing that Luca did have some smiles in there and that we could help him be happier.
And happier he is!
With our new happier baby, J and I actually got out last weekend to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary at Union on Ossington. My parents babysat for us (with our new happy baby, this is now possible!) and Luca was fantastic for them (he didn't wake up the whole time!).
It was so nice to get out of the house and spend a few hours with J alone. Not that we don't love spending time with Luca but he doesn't appreciate the same restaurants as us. Go figure. Plus we have now turned into parents so if he were there, we would spend the whole time sticking our tongue out at him and making fart noises to make him laugh. Not quite Ossington-appropriate.
Luca and I also tried going for a walk between naps and it lasted all of ten minutes. First up, he puked. Huge. On my wool sweater. 25 seconds into the walk. Must have been excited or something. Post-puke, we tried again and he started falling asleep almost immediately. As I've been working on him napping in his crib, I couldn't let that happen so I spent the whole walk singing silly songs and poking him to keep him awake.
4 month update on Luca forthcoming!