I don’t want to jinx it, but I think we have Isaac sleeping through the night now. He usually goes down between 9:30 and 10:30 and for about a week, Adam was feeding him around 3 or 3:30. He mentioned the last few times that he was having to wake him up to feed, so we thought we would let him sleep and see how long it lasted. The first night he woke up at about 5:45, the next night at about 6:45 and that’s about what it has been the last two days. At first, it was a little alarming to wake up close to 6 and know he hadn’t eaten yet. I thought I somehow slept through him crying, but when I went in to see how he was, he was still dozing and just a little fidgety every few minutes. That’s his way of slowly waking up and gives me time to get the bottle ready before he’s actually awake. I don’t know if this is the new routine or if it’s just a little phase, but if he’s sleeping all night already, I’m okay with that!
He has also finally started liking the swing. For awhile the constant movement seemed to be too much for him and he could only relax in it for 15 minutes or so. We busted it out yesterday and he took some long naps in it, so that’s good. If only we had a bigger place to use it.
Adam’s brother Nathan came into town for a few days and got to meet Isaac. He really made Isaac laugh and I think they will have a great relationship. Nathan was a little timid with him, as I’m noticing almost all younger guys are. But they had some cute bonding moments.
The last appointment went pretty smoothly. It was his 2 month checkup and we went to a new Dr. She is a family doctor rather than a pediatrician, which I feel is fine as long as they can weigh and measure and give the right shots. He weighed in at 12.83 pounds, in the 75th percentile. He’s a big little dude! His length and head were both in the 50th percentile, so he’s an average sized bean in those departments. I prepared myself for the shots because I’ve seen and heard the sad stories of babies getting shots. To our surprise, he just wondered what the hell the first few sticks were, then decided hey that kind of hurts on the last two and let out a few screams. As soon as the needles were put away, he was fine and looking for his paci. It wasn’t anywhere near as bad as I was prepared for!
I’m starting to feel torn on being at work. They have been so amazing by letting me work at home from 8-11 AM then from the office from 12-5. It’s nice, but I sort of feel like he has changed in the way he interacts with me just from being at work the last couple of weeks. I like working and like my coworkers and honestly, right now, it’s not even an option for me not to work. We definitely need the money, plus, I wouldn’t be that great of a stay at home mom even if we did have the option. I would for sure go crazy. I’m sure a large part of it is just the adjustment to being away. Hopefully things will be okay.
I have some pictures to put up soon. I’ve uploaded them to the computer, so I might get them up tonight sometime. I have to head off to work now!