Thursday, October 17, 2013

8 weeks ish

8 weeks have passed!!! Wowser. I need to upload the newer pics from my camera (and/or figure out how to link to instagram.) But since 99% of you readers are also in instagram and/or facebook, I'm just going to get away with this one picture for now.

Last week was a doozy. the 7th week is my new least favorite (2nd in line was 3rd week.) But it is all behind us now, I really cant remember what was wrong now, probably something about eating or sleeping, or not eating or not sleeping. Since those are the only things we do.

I've used google dozens of times since John was born looking up random information. (New Moms- get a tablet for nursing...seriously.) I now know what CIO, STTN, EBF, EP, DS, DD, LO all mean, and probably more. Kinda crazy.

Um, so, 8 week marks so that I have something to look back on for the non-existent baby book...
John is smiley when he wants to be. He opens his mouth really wide when he smiles.  Its very cute. No real sounds yet though. I squish his cheeks while chirping "squish squish squishy face" in a high pitched voice and he loves it (most of the time.)  He also laughs in his sleep, which is more like a wheeze, but with smiles.

He is taking bigger boy baths in the sink now and likes it. I was waiting until he could hold his head up a little better.  He wasn't too sure about submerging his feet then bottom at first (still isn't) but once he is in, he doesn't complain.  The first time I took his hand and splashed a little bit -- a new sound and a new feeling - and he smiled for that. Must have been cool to hear that for the first time!

He likes going outside and looking in the backyard, although we don't do it every day because sometimes it is too hot. I need to do it more though, and go for more walks. He is 9 pounds 6 ounces and 22.5 inches (yes, still smaller than some newborns!)

He is tolerating the swing for up to 10 minutes at a time. Yay!

He usually sleeps from around midnight until around 6:30. Mommy is a fan of this, even though it means getting up to pump for a few minutes at 5:45 just to make sure my supply is OK. (That was one of the problems last week.) He doesn't sleep well during the day (still) unless held and even then its iffy. I am trying sleep training off and on, but since I don't always know if he needs to nap (he doesn't nap after ever feed/wake cycle), I don't know if we are failing because he isn't tired...or because he can't/won't fall asleep on is own.  We've let him CIO (see...there it is! cry it out) a few times but caved after 15 minutes or less. He gets very worked up and sweaty.  I figure when I go back to work at the end of the month, there will be more reason to suck it up and get over it. Until then, I'll take all the snuggles I can get!

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