It’s hard to believe that the little guy is already 6 weeks old. He’s putting on weight and doesn’t feel like a fragile doll. He’s starting to focus on us and develop all around. Even better we have a consistent bed time.
Our parenting milestone was a couple of weeks ago when we realized that we weren’t swaddling him properly. We would wrap him, but leave his arms free. During this time he’d only sleep 1-3 hours at a time. And we would hear lots of grunts throughout the night. After a Tweet from a friend recommending the book, The Happiest Baby on The Block, I bought the e-version of the book after a wicked 2 hour session of trying to get him to go back to bed.
After reading the book and utilizing some of the techniques, he’s been so much better. I highly recommend the book to any new parents.
I just noticed all the photos I posted are from night time / feedings. That’s what happens when you work all day.
We went to visit Grammy and BobPa today (my mom and dad).
Best part of the visit? Grammy and I got an actual smile out of GrayBug. Not a gas smile, but a real smile. He was cooing at us and just generally showing off. We got a few smiles out of him, but this is the best picture.
Yup, he’s smiling at me. He knows his mommy. It makes those sleepless nights worth it.
Grammy bought an antique cradle the day after I told her that I was pregnant. She has been taking GrayBug’s picture in the cradle every week since he was born. He’s starting to fill it out.
Thanks for having us over again!!
The little dude is one month and a day. Man, it’s hard to keep up and try to blog about him at the same time. Because of a lack of sleep and the possibility to relieve Mrs. Shoo from rocking duty, I will do this blog in list form.