Baby Boy is 10 weeks today! 👶🏻
- Sleeping Through the Night: I am so hesitant to say that and even as I write this sentence I both want to bite my figurative tongue and slap myself because before this, anyone who told me their kid (especially a younger one) was sleeping through the night needed to get kicked. I needed a reason for it – sick kid? Formula fed? What is it?! Surely it’s not the same variables as us with more success?! I wish I knew what we did go get there but I have no idea, except that we stuck to the schedule, used Babywise and Happiest Baby as much as possible, and ultimately probably just got lucky. We re-read some of Babywise tonight, looking for info about when he should start taking more than four ounces in a bottle feeding and saw that he is pretty much on track with other Babywise babies with regard to dropping the night time feeding – in fact he’s one week early. I appreciate all overachievements, especially ones that lets me sleep through the night! (Kind of – he sleeps like his father and makes a TON of racket all night! Still beats getting up to feed him!)
- Cloth Diapers: I wrote about this at the six week mark so I guess this is more of an update… We are full cloth, as I mentioned. We have two kinds of Fuzzibunz and the bumGenius Freetime. We like the Fuzzibunz at night because we can control how much stuffing they have. I do think that’s part of the reason that Liam is sleeping through – he doesn’t seem to have a huge diaper until his second change of the day and if he does have a big diaper, it doesn’t seem to bother him as much…could be the cloth, could be a changing digestive system. Who knows? But we are loving the diapers. We have enough of the all in ones to be able to wash every third day. Our system is to rinse every diaper, wet or dirty, with the diaper sprayer, throw it in the diaper pail (a can with a lid next to the toilet) and there it waits in a wet bag until it’s time to do laundry. Tide powder with some Dawn soap, long hot cycle in the washer, then hang to dry. So far so good! It’s no more time consuming than buying diapers and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper. Two thumbs up so far! 👍👍
- Great-Grandparents: What Liam is lacking in grandparents, he is definitely making up for it in great-grandparents. He has five people to call “great” – what a lucky little guy! I had one great grandmother in my lifetime but she lived in England and while I didn’t lack for cards and well wishes, she was not in my life. He spent some time with four of his great grandparents during these two weeks – he is loved and lucky and I could not be more grateful.
- Finishing Up Maternity Leave: I feel so fortunate to have been able to be home for ten weeks with Liam. At first, I struggled to be home so much for a lot of reasons, the least of which is that I felt completely unprepared to keep this little man alive. As we figured each other out though, my time with him also became more and more enjoyable. When he’s on his playmat or his changing pad, he is a riot! He loves being flat on his back, looking around, batting at toys, or looking at us and cooing and laughing. How do you leave that?! To be continued, I guess!