Saturday, August 31, 2013

Goodbye Summer!

Hello All!

My summer "vacation" has finally come to an end since this last week I officially returned back to work. It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do since I could not bear to be parted from my baby boy. The only solace I take with me is that his Daddy will be taking care of him part time (3 days a week) until January. Since we are both off on weekends this means that he will only be with my sister's nanny 2 times a week. My mom is a single mother and always worked constantly while we were growing up that it is important to me that Henry have as much time as possible with us as his caregivers.

Well aside from that, my little man is 3 months old today! the time has seriously just flown by. Their isn't a day that doesn't go by I don't thank God for this little guy. I hope to one day give him a little brother or sister but if he is meant to be my only one I am perfectly ok with that. DH and I are in no hurry to try again soon, we will more than likely re-visit that subject when he is 1 or 2 years old.
Motherhood is definitely what I expected and more. I am tired constantly but somehow have learned to live my life with very little sleep. I was always a naturally lazy person and motherhood has definitely changed my energy levels around. I'm always pushing my body to keep moving.

Henry is a wonderful, sweet and happy baby boy. Cries only when he wants something. Never went through a colicky phase (thank God!) and for the most part is a good sleeper. He will sleep long stretches at night, waking only once maybe twice for a feeding. He has on occasion had an 8-10hr stretch but nothing consistent at this point. As far as milestones go he has not rolled over or given a good "real" laugh yet but he smiles/coos often, clasps his hands together and is starting to want to reach for objects. He also does really well keeping himself sitting up in his infant support chair (not the bumbo). We like the chair the best for building his neck muscles since he hates tummy time so much.

Here is my little monkey from birth to 3 months, he has gotten so big! :)
 
At his 2 month appointment he weighed in at 13lbs 12oz and was 24 inches. I'm sure he is closer to 15lbs by now, lol.
 
Thanks for checking in on us!
(I apologize for any misspelling/grammar issues, its past my bedtime)
 
Quacking tiredly/happily on,
~JD