Well Hunter is now 11 weeks. How did that happen?
My little man smiles all the time, is generally always happy, and is sleeping 6+ hours at night straight. His daytime naps have really come along as well. Although I will admit today I was lonely. Can you believe that. I just went into his room and sat in the rocking chair while he was napping and read a book. I wanted to be close to him. I miss the days when he needed me all day. Now he is so content to take a nap alone in his crib. I know I should be so happy he is getting "better" with his naps, but I miss my little baby.
I packed up the rest of his newborn outfits. Most of his 0-3 month clothes are packed up also. He cant fit into his newborn socks or hats anymore either. It's so surreal to know he is getting so much bigger. He weighed 12 pounds this week at the pediatrician's office. That over 5 pound weight gain since we left the hospital. I am so proud of him for being such a great eater. We are still only breastfeeding, so I guess that says that him and I together have really accomplished a great task! I wanted to make it to 6 weeks, and I have almost doubled that goal! I love the close bond him and I have, and again secretly miss the overnight feeds. I loved the special time we had and shared. But I have been able to realize that he and I can bond any hour of the day!
Hunter has found his voice. He talks a lot, obviously all babble, but his coos and ahhhhs are so adorable. His eyes get so bright when he smiles, and he is overall just a very happy baby.
Lately I have been so emotional. I am just so overwhelmed with happiness, sometimes it comes through with happy tears. Its amazing, that commercial..."having a baby changes everything"....wow is that the truth! OK off to go play!!
Another GREAT day for us! We have stayed home for the past 3 days (its been really cold out) and have just really had a lot of fun. Today we didn't even get out of our pj's until about 3pm! Hunter, DH and I snuggled in bed for over an hour, until he had to get up for work.
Hunter has been sleeping great at night, only waking up due to gas! Its so sad to see him in discomfort overnight, as I can tell he is just really wanting to sleep. But all in all we go to bed about 9:30 pm, and he starts to wake up about 4 am. We get up and do our "gas dance" and then change his diaper, eat, and are generally back in bed by 5. Then he sleeps until about 8. I am so thrilled with his sleeping. I know sometime it might not be so great, so I enjoy every night it is.
We are planning Hunter's baptism. We want it to be a big event for us, and Wayne and I are hoping to have a lot of people attend the service. Becoming a parent had really changed Wayne, he wants to instill good religious values in Hunter, and have him appreciate religion. We do go to Church every Sunday, and I hope that he can understand how important that is to us.
I guess I should go get dinner started. Thats a great time of the day too. We put Hunter in his high chair and pull him up to the table and he hangs out with us watching us eat! I love the Rainforest high chair!!
Somehow it happened. My baby is 12 weeks old. First a comparasion
Hunter is napping right now, so I wanted to write a little about how I have been doing. I cannot believe 12 weeks has passed since I had my little man! It has been the best 12 weeks of my life! Hunter has changed me in every way. He has taught me patience and the need to just sit back and relax. I have not watched much tv in the last 12 weeks, as I dont want to take any time away from him.
My favorite times of the days are diaper changes...yes thats sounds wierd. But it is because he just smiles and coos after we are done. We have this habit of just talking to each other after a diaper change. It's been this thing we do, and I tell you its just wonderful. I will say hello (with a long ooooo at the end) and he will smile, and say ooooo.
I have started buying more clothes for him. I figured that I could buy now for next winter...lets hope that I am estimating his size for next year right!
So my baby is 12 weeks. He is becoming quite a little heartbreaker. Yesterday when we were at the store, the clerk asked me if he was my first baby. I smiled and said that no...he has a big brother in heaven that watches over him everyday. It felt really good to say that, and the cashier said, I have 2 babies up there too. It's amazing that I can keep Brennan in my everyday conversation and smile. I cannot wait until Hunter is old enough to know how lucky he really is!
OK my little man is cooing. One of my other favorite times it to get to him as he is waking up from a nap. I love to see him with a well rested smile on his face!
Oh one last pic..Hunter had a playdate the other day with a few of my friends who have also had babies recently. Here is a great pic of him and his buddies!
So my little guy had his shots today. As always he handled them like a champ! He cried for about 5 minutes, then just clung to me and we snuggled the rest of the afternoon. In an odd sort of way it made me feel good, that when my baby was hurting, he found comfort in me. I certainly wish it didnt hurt him at all, but it was nice for the extra long day of cuddles.
Funny thing that happened. I put him in his crib for his afternoon nap, then I decided that I wanted to take a nap too. But he was in his crib in his room, and I was NOT ready to sleep in separate rooms yet. Usually when he naps I do housework or am on here!
So I went into his room and had the brillant idea to pick a sleeping baby up from his crib to take him into our room to have him nap in the basinette, just so I could be close to him! Of course he woke up, and would have nothing about going back to sleep....so thats what I get for not being able to let him grow up a little bit. I know I need to start transitioning him to his crib overnight. I have no worries that he will be fine. It's me that I am worried about. I knew I would be overprotective, but I think this is overboard!
Over the weekend I "organized" all of his clothes. All the Newborn and 0-3 months clothes are packed up....sigh sigh. He is really outgrowing 3 months clothes, and really can only wear 3-6 month clothes and 6months at this point, but for some reason, I cant pack up the 3 months stuff yet. I just cant admit that my baby is not a newborn anymore.
We have his baptism scheduled for March 30th. We went all out and handmade invitations, and are planning it to be a big event. I realize it about 2 months away...but I am still planning it as if it was tomorrow so that I stay on top of things. My very good friend, Erin, who was in the delivery room with us will be his Godmother. I am so glad she agreed. This way, even if she moves from the area (she is not from NY) she will always be a very big part of Hunter's life.