The time is going by so quickly! Our little baby boy is two months old!
Here are a few of his amazing feats in the past four weeks.
- a smile that could melt the hardest heart
- a more stable head although he’s always been pretty steady
- he can lift his head so well during tummy time now
- he is kicking and moving his arms
- he can hold onto small items
Now for mommy’s progress in the past month (or perhaps lack of)
I have lost 25 of my preggo pounds. (I figure if you read my blog I can be honest with you). I still have 20-25 more to go to be at my pre-pregnancy weight but I’m happy with my progress. I lost 20 in the first two weeks. Of course it was baby and water and blood and such. But I have lost about 1lb a week since then.
I started taking walks with Dominic 3-4 times a week and that has been so wonderful.
On Mondays, I meet up with two other first time mommies to walk the mall. Stacy’s little girl Phoenix is a week older than Dom and Paige’s little boy Wesley is a little over a week younger than Dom. It’s been great times together and an awesome opportunity to get out of the house.
This past Wednesday, Dominic and I went to a library program for newborns; they sing songs like Itsy Bitsy Spider and do activities right on the level of the little ones. That was pretty fun and I look forward to going weekly with the little guy!
I am getting a better handle on keeping the house in order although it’s still challenging. The house was spotless…yesterday…today, it looks like I haven’t cleaned in a few days. The joys of toys everywhere.
I am doing pretty well with dinner preparation too. I am learning to prep it as much as possible mid-morning when Dominic is content to hang out in his bouncy seat. That way if he wants to be held or is fussy closer to dinner time, there isn’t as much to take care of while holding a baby.
The Moby Wrap is my BFF right now. I can do everything from laundry to vacuuming to ironing with Dominic in tow. And he often falls asleep. I even went to Sam’s the other day and did some major shopping. He hung out in the Moby while I pushed the cart. I got a few strange looks but it worked and we both made it out of there alive. : )
Sleep. I am definitely getting more of that. And I am learning to take better advantage of the wake time. Dominic has been waking up lately between 4 and 5 for a feeding. I sit down in the glider and nurse while reading a devotional a friend gave me called Baby Boot Camp. It’s for the first six weeks after your baby comes. I guess it’s still relevant though. Dominic is a little over 8 weeks old and I’m on day 14.
Momnesia has set in. I’ve done some pretty interesting things. One morning I woke up in a panic because I didn’t know where Dom was. I thought I had left him on the changing table. Come to find out, he was sleeping soundly in his swing.
I have lost a necklace, two scarf sets and one of Dominic’s hats. I have absolutely no idea where any of these items are and I am even more puzzled by the combination of missing items.
I am looking forward to having more coherent blogs but right now I’ll give myself some grace as I adjust to this stage of new normal that I and my husband have entered.
Life is beautiful.