weight: the visiting nurse came yesterday and weighed him at 7lbs 9oz. little porker!
health: things still seem great minus the occasional gas (ive sadly cut out/down dairy and that has seemed to help)
sleep: ill let the pics do the talking (please note, these pics were all taken during the day... darn kid has his days and nights mixed up i think!)
clothes: his newborn onesies are finally looking more like they fit. socks are staying on his feet a little better.
nicknames: nothing new but we laugh when we realize we are sometimes calling duke and henry interchangable names haha
outings: we went to a breastfeeding group with lisa and her son gavin last week then stopped by and saw my friend cheryl from work. on friday lisa and heather came over to the house for a play date with henry, gavin, and parker, and on sunday henry met his cousin ronan for the first time to celebrate his 1st birthday! (side note: im so excited that ronan and henry are 11 months apart... my cousin erica and i are 11 months apart and were/are very good buds. love that they will grow up together!)
"the 5 S's": swaddling- still isnt a fan, kicks his feet out and arms want to be free. side lying- loves. shushing- does nothing to sooth him. sucking- still loving his pacifier at certain times (helps when ive just fed and hes clean and he just wont settle down). it tends to fall out right as he is falling asleep (we're using the tommee tippee bpa free newborn clear shield pacifier. only complaint is not being able to find them because they are clear/hard to see!). swinging- after sending my MIL on a consignment store search and finding a few options for used swings (thanks for looking!!), i found a 20% off coupon from babies r us and mom and i found this new bouncer/swing... we'll see how it works (thanks mom!)
crying: this morning, a lot. usually, not too bad. related: i need more coffee.
milestones: we've continued doing tummy time to get his head and neck strong which he seems to almost enjoy (and is doing great with his head). we also tried the "walking reflex" and he is doing awesome with that too. its really amazing to see how the body works/knows what to do. henry is making more noises every day and is more awake/alert, taking it all in. it also seems like he is focusing more and might be able to see further than the 8-12 inches like last week.
postpartum/motherhood: still feeling good, although i now know/can feel i am very sleep deprived... which leads to random crying and moments of feeling very overwhelmed. ive learned that i cant do it all, and that its ok to ask for help. related: who wants to come clean my house? i started slowly running this past weekend... one mile on saturday, two miles on sunday. i felt pretty short of breath, and my heart was racing, but overall it felt good. my legs are very sore right now... the muscle loss over the past few months is crazy, but it feels good to get back out there and feel that soreness again. we're still walking every day as well.
thank you amy for making me this gem
duke... sigh. he is definitely showing signs of feeling like he is taking the back seat to henry. it sucks that we cant focus on him (he is still very much a puppy despite being 92 freaking pounds!). im not exactly sure how this happened but i looked out the window this morning and this is what i found...
hows daddy doing? daddy is wishing that he had 6 months of paternity leave (so is mommy... why dont we live in canada?!)