Since we started solids seven months ago, Carter seemed to hate everything he was offered. I just assumed he was a super picky eater as I threw away container after container of spoiled, uneaten baby food.
Two weeks ago everything changed. We conquered that highly sought after concept all parents strive for from the minute they leave the hospital. Carter's sleeping through the night (Well, mostly. Sometimes he'll get up once). After eleven months, I truly didn't think we'd ever get there. I'd just accepted that I'd be up nursing every three hours, 24 hours a day until he went to college.
And that's when everything changed ... and I don't just mean that he suddenly eats. Obviously, he eats food during the day now because he's not up eating all night (duh, Meghann!). His attitude is different. He's easier to negotiate with. He's not clingy all day long; he seems to even like playing with his toys by himself. He blows more kisses. It just seems like his brain is functioning better.
Life feels like it's reaching normalcy. I'm not exhausted all day anymore, so the house stays cleaner. It's easier to enforce naps on a schedule. Carter and I are so much happier together with some solid sleep in our pockets.