Sunday, November 17, 2013

12 week old baby!

After this week...I'm only going to count ages in months. (And probably half months...)  But here are some updated pics. This will be fast because someone (guess who?) is crabby in their bed when they should be sleeping (yes, sort of attempting a bit of sleep training today.)

Kiddo is rolling over and holding his head up high on the play mat! He can roll from tummy to back in either direction.  He usually has to be kind of mad about being on his tummy though.  If there are too many interesting things to look at (the play mat is suddenly fascinating, as are the patterned burp cloths) then he won't bother rolling over.

 Remember this post? The sailor hat fits a LOT better now. Its super cute. I will have to get another pic of him in the entire outfit this week before he outgrows it!
 And hair loss. Zoom in.  This is after only a few nights of sleeping.  Kind of cracks me up and makes me nervous he is going to have a giant bald spot...

This week has gone much better than last week.  We are back to nursing well after last weekend's embarrassing public meltdown, although still spitting up a lot (after he weaned himself off his nipple shield, we've had a lot more spitups and burps. I may [yuck] consider a break from dairy to look for improvement.)  I'll have a weight update at the end of the week, but I'm thinking based on his previous weight gain, he is no more than 10.5 pounds. (A friend has a 1 month old that already weighs more!)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Stuff (picasa not working for pics)

John John is changing fast. (Yes, he is mostly called John John. I've always wanted kids with a long name that I would shorten for a nickname...John kind of defied that goal and instead of calling him by his actual, short name, I double the length? Oh well.)

New: rolling over, giggles, grabbing his hands, and drool.
Same old: evening screaming, zero sleep schedule

Took the babe on another road trip last weekend. I'm a sucker for punishment. But, he was a champ. Slept in the car the entire time again! And the night sleep was pretty good too. I'm glad we had chances for some if these visits while we still have a good traveller. I'm hoping the trend continues through Christmas.

Going back to work has been tough. Nursing after bottles has been tough. Overthinking milk supply has been tough. Being refused by your infant child feels devastating. But, it's way too soon to quit, so I'm going to keep trying. I've shed a lot of tears lately, and so has John. Luckily, a few hours later we are both smiling at each other again. Just being's not all fun and games over here. I am so thankful for Zach in all of this. I don't know how single parents do it!