weight- at his first doctors appt on wednesday he weighed 6lbs 15oz... over his birth weight already!
health- seems to be doing great. doesnt love the antibiotic every day but is geting better at taking it (and not spitting it everywhere haha... also helps when dad doesnt squirt the entire dropper into his mouth all at once!)
sleep- something to be desired... sleeps great (and often/anywhere) during the day. nighttime, not so much. henry will fall asleep after feeding in my arms or in bed with us but when we put him into the bassinette, awake and alert and crying. oof. we have gotten a few three hour stretches though... ill take what i can get (i have yet to master sleeping when he sleeps during the day)
nicknames- so many! poor kids gonna have an identity crisis... henry man, H man, mr. bubbles, mr. squiggle squirms, and of course hank!
outings- henry took his first trip to target (loved it!) and the beach (slept almost the entire time)
baby gear love- henry loves sleeping in the newborn napper part of the graco pack and play. the bob revolution stroller is great... easy to assemble and break down to store (now that i actually read the instructions and figured out how to do it). aden and anais blankets are lightweight and incredible. noodle & boo lotions/shampoo smell so good. still getting used to the ergo carrier but he falls asleep in that too, and it makes getting things done around the house much easier.
"the 5 S's"- swaddling- not a huge fan, but likes the actual swaddling sacks since he doesnt have to curl up his feet. he loves stretching his feet out. and if you try to tuck his arms in, they will somehow find their way out. side lying- he does this occasionally. shushing- doesnt seem to do much. swinging- we dont have a specific swing, but he likes to sway and be swung in the car seat if youre carrying it. sucking- kid loves to BF... has only used a pacifier when he was getting his procedures done in the hospital and seemed to enjoy it (will start giving him one eventually, just not yet), and he definitely found his thumb.
postpartum/motherhood- motherhood is freaking awesome. i have never felt love like this before (i cannot say that enough). ive learned that ill never get everything done like before. ive figured out ways to get things with my feet, and almost mastered a few daily tasks while BF'ing (specifically making the bed, folding laundry & going to the bathroom). i make up silly songs ("where are henrys socks" and "why wont henry fall asleep" to name a few), sing songs to him from the radio (hootie, ke$ha, taylor swift... sorry henry!) and love reading him stories (favorite so far- "wherever you are my love will find you"- thank you katie for sending it to me! and making me a crying mess reading it!) overall (despite being sleep deprived) i feel great, my recovery didnt take long and i've dropped 30lbs so far. we've gone on walks and ive started some arm lifting with weights and squats. im thinking 2 more weeks and ill start jogging (sloooooowly). after all, marathon training technically starts on june 17th!
how are duke and chips? of course we cant forget brother and sister! chips could kinda care less, she comes up and sniffs/rubs her face on henrys head and then runs off. she doesnt appear to be too upset that shes been kicked out of the bedroom at night. duke hasnt liked the heat wave that came through but it has made him much less spastic than he had been. he enjoys giving henrys head a nice big lick, and stealing socks. and he is very happy that daddy and friends built a fence this weekend to play in the backyard! (mommy is very happy for this too!)
hows daddy doing? (as heard on our walk yesterday am...) "daddy, arent you just so in love?" "right now im really in love with the idea of getting home and having a cup of coffee with my bagel and hummus". translated: daddy is overjoyed with love and happiness. also, his facebook status from yesterday: "as i sat here in the chair watching tv with henry on my lap, i was hit with a sudden warmth. was it the warming feeling of love? of contentment? of pure happiness? nope. pee. it was pee."
and thanks to meg for sending this to me...
please excuse me, i seem to have gotten something in my eyes...