Holy moly! Double digits!
Man, I just love this little guy more and more with each passing week. I wonder how many times a day I kiss his soft little cheeks? Ah, I just love them!
Hunter truly is such a little angel baby. We’ve said that since day one, and things haven’t changed. Of course we have our rough patches here and there, but I really can’t complain as a whole. He’s such a happy little guy, and makes mommy and daddy laugh every day! He is so much more alert these days, smiles all the time, and loves bright colored objects, lights, and windows. It’s so fun to watch him be so curious about the world around him.
This week was pretty darn good all around. The first couple days of the week were a little rough in the nighttime sleep department, but I expected that after getting back from vacation. After the first couple days, he was back to his normal schedule and sleeping much better. There were even a few nights that he slept eight hours straight! This is the first week he’s done that, so I was super excited about it. He still occasionally wakes up in the 3-4 AM hour to eat, but that’s only happened a couple times this past week. Hopefully this sleeping through the night thing continues! It’s amazing how much his naps during the day affect his nighttime sleeping. If he doesn’t nap well, he typically won’t sleep well at night either. That being said, I’m kind of a stickler when it comes to his naps because this mama wants sleep!
He’s still sleeping in his swing, so I’d love to try to transition him to his crib in the next week, but we’ll see how it goes. My motivation for getting him out of the swing is how much batteries are costing us more than anything. Unfortunately, the swing is battery powered, so we’ve been going through batteries like it’s nobody’s business. (Note: I highly recommend a swing that plugs into the wall for all of you soon-to-be-mamas!) Another motivator is that we’re going out of town over the 4th of July, and I’d love for him to sleep well in the Pack ‘N Play that week. He slept in his car seat while we were in Arizona (not my first choice, but he wouldn’t sleep anywhere else!), and still didn’t sleep the best. Any tips you may have for transitioning to a crib would be wonderful!
Hunter had his two month check up and shots on Tuesday. He weighed in at 9 pounds, 10 ounces and is 21.5 inches long. Since he was so small at birth, the doctor was impressed with how well he is gaining. Woo hoo! Shots on the other hand, were not so fun. It broke my heart to hear him cry so hard when they poked him. He finally calmed down, but a few hours later, he would randomly start crying hysterically. I felt so helpless and sad. I ended up giving him Children’s Tylenol per his doctor’s recommendation, and it worked like a charm once it kicked in. I’m already dreading his four month shots!
We started using cloth diapers this week too! He’s finally big enough to wear them, and I’m feeling better about this whole mom thing, so I decided we’d give it a shot this week. We currently only have five diapers because I wanted to see how I liked them before buying more, so I’ve been doing a disposable here and there when they need washed. I have some others on the way, so it’ll be nice once we can start using them full time. So far, I’m loving them! I plan on doing a cloth diapering post in the next week or two to fill you in on all the details.
Anyway, I think that’s it for this week!
Mamas – Any advice on transitioning a baby to his/her crib?