Didn’t I just have this baby?!
Some days with a new baby are long, so very, very long. But mostly, they fly by so fast that we hardly have a chance to get used to have a new little one around before the newborn-ness is already wearing off.
There are times when I just want to squeeze this guy a little more, a little tighter, a llittle longer, in hopes that I can keep him from growing up so fast.
I remind myself daily to cherish the moments.
We’ve enjoyed this little guy so much these past 3 months (3 months already!?! I mean, he’s already outgrown outfits!) I truly-uly cannot imagine life without him. He has been such a blessing to have, born during such a hard season of our lives, as Ian still struggles to recuperate from the effects of a cancerous brain tumor, and so shortly after the devastating loss of my sister’s precious little boy, Tenney. He’s been a blessed distraction, and I’m just so very thankful to have him.
He found his voice a couple of weeks ago, and I’m quite certain I’ve never seen a baby this young be so chatty. It is the cutest thing, and I just know he’s going to be the best little toddler conversationalist, which will either be too stinking adorable or drive us all a little bonkers.
He’s not even close to sleeping through the night. Last night he was up to nurse every 2 hours (midnight, 2 am, 4 am, 6 am, & 8 am…), though some nights I do get a couple 3 to 4 hour stretches.
Those are awesome.
Sleeping will come, it always does. In the meantime, I yawn more often, but it’s all good.
No teeth yet (Ian & Jaron had 2 teeth at 2 months old!), but this little guy gnaws on his little fingers (as many as he can fit in there at once) so much, and has started drooling up a storm, so I’m thinking he’s already working on some.
He’s so strong, and always wants to be upright, and I’m so glad he has finally decided to love sitting in his Bumbo Floor Seat. Just this morning he sat in his little seat, drooling all over his little fingers, contentedly listening to some Veggie Tales Toddler Songs on my phone, while I sorted through all 4 drawers of my dresser. He’s been a bit high-maintenance, so this time to get something done while he was awake was a huge step back towards productive days for me. It felt good, really, really good.
And I only have socks without holes now. Kinda feel like a new person. 😀
Ready to cherish the moments of the next 3 months!