This week has been another good one – mostly at home still!
There’s talk that he might look like my baby brother… He miiight (as Blair would say!)
He’s still eating every 2 – 3 hours, but is beginning to stretch out at night to 3 1/2 or 4 hours. I wake him up during the day at 3 hours if he doesn’t wake himself. He’s nursing fabulously. I think it’s funny how he pretends he’s being starved. Then when he finally starts eating he puts his little fists up to his cheeks.
He has started to want to nurse himself to sleep, so I’ve been putting him down awake some to get him used to getting himself to sleep. He’s taking a gumdrop pacifier some as well. When I know he’s full and just wanting comfort, I give him the pacifier to get him to sleep.
He usually has about two good wakeful times during the day – one in the morning and one in the late evening. He’s content to lie on the boppy or in my lap looking around and flapping his hands here, there, and everywhere.
We went back to the pediatrician’s office on Wednesday for a checkup, and he weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces – that’s 11 ounces up from Tuesday! I might have me a fat baby after all! They measured him at 20 inches.
We spent the night at Gigi’s after seeing the doctor. I thought Brad was trying to get rid of us because it was his idea, but I think he’s just worried about me being cooped up too long! Blair had a good time of course!
Poor Leighton has a diaper rash already. Blair never had one, not even once, and Leighton has a horrible one his second week of life. I must have eaten something that burned his bottom, because I change his diaper often, and it still happened.
Towards the end of this week, I’m starting to wonder if he might be going through a little growth spurt. He’s wanting to eat more often during the day, and he was completely inconsolable in the car one evening although I had just fed him! This might be a weekly thing!
We had out first public outing this week, and I was a wreck – super stressed. We took him to Mexican. There were very few people there, but Blair was touching everything and wanting to touch him, and I just about had a panic attack. Even though our pedi said there are no restrictions and just to be smart -- the germ thing is hard to let go!
The weather has been pretty good, so I’ve been taking Blair outside to swing. And right at the end of the week I felt good enough (FINALLY less sore!) to go for a walk, so we did!
That’s week two with this sweet baby. I have to be honest and say that I thought we were going to have a fussy one because Blair was so sweet. But it looks like we have two sweet babies – Blair is still so sweet she could make you cry!