Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Parker is four weeks old today!
I can't believe that my baby is already four weeks old. It's strange, because I can't remember life before him, but the past four weeks have gone by so fast. He was a great sleeper the first two weeks of his life but the third week has been harder. I think that he is hungry and he's not getting enough when he eats, especially the night feedings. He falls asleep during the feeding and then he wakes up about and hour and half later screaming because he's hungry again. I have been pumping so we can give him bottles sometimes. I am lucky because he has adapted well to breast feeding and bottle feeding. We have debated adding a 1 oz. formula feeding after I nurse at night so he will sleep a little better. I am just nervous about doing that.
He is starting to "wake up" more. At first, he just ate, slept, pee-peed, and pooped but now he is staying awake in between feedings. He has the most beautiful blue eyes. I would do anything for them to stay blue. He's getting bigger and bigger every day. I can really tell that he's gaining weight. He's got the cutest little fat rolls on his legs. Two weeks ago he weighed almost 8 pounds so I am curious to see what he weighs now. He is holding up his head better. He's not near as wobbly. He was like a little bobble head. :) He is constantly stretching. He arches his back, stretches out his arms, and makes this loud squeak sound. We think it's precious!
Chad and I have gotten out a few times. We are so lucky to have wonderful parents who are DYING to babysit. Chad took me out to eat for my birthday, we went to Sunday School this past Sunday, and we went shopping and ran errands today. It's nice to get out and have a break but we do miss him when we are gone. Chad's parents are coming over from AThens tomorrow night so Chad and I can go eat at Texas Roadhouse. We got some giftcards there and it's Chad's favorite restaurant. We'll probably do a little shopping afterward. I am in this wierd transition with my weight. I am about 7 pounds off from my pre pregnancy weight but my pants are NO where close to fitting so I am still wearing my maternity pants. My regular shirts aren't really long enough to cover the panel so everything looks bad. I am sure that everyone deals with this but I get frustrated everytime I get dressed.
Nobody can prepare you f or the challenges of motherhood. Everyone says that your life will never be the same and they are right. But it's a wonderful change that we are so thankful for every moment! (Even when he's screaming his head off!!!)