Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Slacker Mom

I have been slacking on the blogging thing lately and I have a really good excuse. Its called sleep deprivation, kiddo. I haven't been getting a lot of sleep at night so I've been trying to sleep during the day while you are sleeping. Needless to say, blogging has not been at the top of my list. So, lets see what you have been up to the last two weeks.... 
Last week you went to the doctor again and weighed 6 lbs 8 oz, you are gaining over an ounce a day! We weighed you last night at home and you weighed 7.4 lbs! You are eating close to 3 oz of breast milk, 8 times a day. This weekend we tried to see if you could go 4 hours without eating during the night... and you didn't like it too much, you are one hungry kid! We will stick to the every three hour routine a little while longer. You are awake and alert more during the day, thank goodness its not during the night! You used to only wake up to eat and then you would fall back asleep, now you are awake sometimes for three hours a couple times during the day. During that time you love to look around and practice holding your head up, you are really strong for a little baby! You are still a very gassy baby and you are constantly grunting and making all kinds of funny noises. Some days (ehemm, when you haven't pooped that day) you get VERY cranky and its hard to console you. One thing we have discovered is you love to hear people singing... specifically, Zac Brown Band! On multiple occasions you have been in the middle of a blood curdling cry fest and ZBB quieted you right down, its like magic! 
The weather has still been wacky, the last two weeks went a little something like this... 70 and sunny, ice storm, 60 and sunny, below freezing cold, 70 and sunny, and finally, sleet/freezing rain/black ice. School was released early yesterday and closed again today. If I were working right now, I would be really frustrated because school is going to go well into summer. 
My 27th birthday was last Wednesday, the same day you turned 9 weeks old. We went to the doctor and then went and picked up Daddy at work to go out to eat for the first time as a family of three! We fed you in Daddy's office and then we went to Cheddar's for lunch. We kept your car seat covered the whole time and you napped quietly while listening to the soothing sounds of your giraffe sound machine, you did great!
Nana has been spending Thursday nights at our house and helping me at night and on Fridays during the day, she loves you so much! This weekend we went to the lake house for a little R&R with Nana and Papa. Daddy and Papa were preparing for warm weather and the boat, your daddy is SO excited to get the boat out for wake boarding. He's also excited for your first summer on the water, he already bought you a very cool infant life jacket. Hopefully, you will love water and the lake as much as we do! 
I think thats all for now, I promise to do a better job with updating. Time is going by so fast, I don't want to forget any of these moments with you! 
Now for some pictures!

This is your favorite way to sleep, not very practical when we want to get something done!
Wide awake in your mamaroo
You and Molly dog!
Ice storm on 3/7, very lucky we didn't lose power at our house
Nap time with Nana, Molly wanted in on cuddle time
First trip to Lowder, Inc.
Sweet cheeks
Funny sleeping position
Molly dog keeping watch over you at the lake house
Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Snuggles with Daddy

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