Wednesday, November 16, 2011

12 Weeks Old?

Big boy!

It was this time last year that we were getting ramped up on our fertility treatments at Shady Grove.  Read back for the story of the thwarted Thanksgiving.

Totally worth it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Rule Number 1 of having a baby that sleeps well:  don't tell others.

Shawn and I both did in the last two posts.

Robbie responded with a 5am wakeup.

We're doomed.

Monday, November 14, 2011

I Have Hands

So I realize that not everyone gets to see Robbie every waking hour like I do... so the question comes up... What's he like?  What does a day in the life of Robbie entail?

  • Robbie is definitely a mini-Shawn.  He is LAID LAID back, and really smile-y.
  • He's a talker, especially if we are singing to him or blowing raspberries.  He prefers country music and James Taylor.
  • He, at least to this point, really only cries when he's hungry.
  • We call him tank, because he eats about every 90 minutes in the evening, but that is usually followed by a 8-9 hour overnight sleep, so we'll take it!
  • When he wakes up, he usually just starts babbling until the hunger kicks in.
  • He spends most of the day hanging out on the ground.  Lying on a blanket we have on the main floor or on his play gym in the basement.
  • He's not much of a napper.  He'll sleep if we're driving or walking, or for random passing outs for 15-20 minutes at a time.  The only place he'll take a "real" nap is in the swing.
  • He really, really likes other babies.  Notices them when they are in the room, and watches or reaches for them.
  • The stroller or carseat make him narcoleptic.
  • He is a miracle blanket de-swaddling Houdini.  No matter how tightly we wrap him, his whole body is out by morning.  This probably means I should at some point phase out the swaddle, but I'm scared its going to mess with his good sleeping.
  • He can roll from his stomach to back if he really wants to.  Otherwise he just faceplants and cries.  Hates tummy time.
  • He loves toys with smiling faces on them, and will coo and talk to them like they are people.
  • He has discovered his hands in the last 10 days and holds them in front of his face like he's saying: "Holy sh*t, I have hands".... but he still hasn't learned how to hold or grab anything intentionally.  He does like to suck on his whole fist, which has led to some gagging, but a whole lot less pacifier usage.
  • He found his feet today, but I think that may just be because his socks had smiling frogs on them
I think we'll keep him.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Credit where credit is due

The most common question I hear from folks is how is he sleeping?  Are you tired?  Hard isn't?

My response is, "We are doing ok - it is certainly a change."

The truth is Robbie is starting to sleep through the night - for the most part - and more importantly Susann as been handling the full load of dealing with the night stuff.  Thank you does not begin to express my gratitude to my amazing wife.