5 Minutes of Gabe

This week has been rough. I had lots and lots of posts planned, but none of them saw the light of day because life over here was way more frazzled than it has been in a very, very long time. Gabe is going through… something. It involves a lot of eating and a lot of yelling at Kamel and I. And a lot of Gabe Tears, which are my least favorite tears of all. This week has been so insane that I am physically sore from the racing around, the endless stroller rides, the lightening fast showers because that’s all the time I have, the holding and pacing and rocking of a baby. There have been moments of awesome followed by hours and hours of ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Thankfully the moments of awesome are often caught on camera in this house so I can look at them fondly while the sound of Gabe repeatedly yelling in my ear drowns out everything else. Weee!

I shot a series of photos, one right after the other, in a span probably even shorter than 5 minutes. His personality – when he isn’t acting crazy – is my favorite. He is full of expression and he makes me laugh a lot.

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Happy Friday! Now let’s all go make a few faces. šŸ™‚

15 thoughts on “5 Minutes of Gabe”

  1. I can’t get over how big and expressive he is already! Hopefully Gabe eases up on his issues this weekend so you and Kamel can catch a break. You’re doing awesome!

  2. Oh wow, he does make lots of faces. Sometimes he looks so thoughtful, sometimes he seems an angry little guy.
    Lauren, I don’t know anything about babies, but, could it be colics? Rubbing the belly like he was the buddha and walking around while holding her seem to calm down our newborn colicky, crying, restless neighbor.
    I hope you will manage to get some advice, and that he will feel better and you’ll get some peace.

    1. I don’t think it is colic because he sleeps great at night, it is just during the day that he is a fussy fussy human. I have a feeling it is a growth spurt, but MAN it is exhausting and stressful that i can’t soothe him and he keeps looking at me like “WHAT THE HELL, why aren’t you helping me?!”

  3. Our son Avi went through a crazy I’m-screaming-constantly phase at about one month. It was so, so awful. Thankfully, we got passed it, as we all do. I forget how long it lasted, but I’m sure it was short. So don’t worry — I’ve heard from many other mothers that the 4-6 week time frame was the worst for them too. Who knows what they’re going through, but I promise that it ends!

    1. This makes me feel so much better! I keep worrying (totally insanely) that he is bipolar or something… happy happy happy mad mad mad. Though, I rationally know that those things don’t show up in new babies. Gah. Motherhood…. constantly making shit up to worry about.

  4. Aaah, it’s so great to read these posts and go “Ohmygod our two-month-old does that too!” He’ll have periods where like you said, he wants to eat CONSTANTLY and when he’s not eating, he’s yelling “EHHH EHHHHH!” all the time. Maybe it has to do with growth spurts? Who knows. Good luck to you guys.

    Also those pictures are fantastic. In the third one, he’s almost got this “Dr. Evil” vibe going on, haha.

    1. He is absolutely an evil genius! hahaha. And thank god for the internet and you guys – I would feel way more crazy if other people didn’t chime in with their crazy crying baby stories!

  5. So cute!! I’m led to believe that babies go through things called “wonder weeks” where they grow and change and are generally Not Happy. You’re definitely not alone! x

    1. Yep, wonder weeks! They are weeks 5, 8, 12, 19, 26, 29/30, 37, 46, 55, 64 and 75 (whew!). So, while still frustrating, it’s nice to know there is a reason for the fussiness and it’s totally normal!

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