Owen…how can it be that only a month ago I was sitting right here on the couch and you were still rolling around inside me? It feels so long ago & like yesterday all in the same moment.
You are such a sweet baby. Just exactly right for our family.
You fit perfectly in the little space between my neck and shoulder. This is one of your most favorite spots. You nestle in, as close as your can and are content to snuggle for just about any amount of time. You & I fall asleep often this way in the middle of the night when I am burping you in forget to keep my eyes open.
You’ve starting to get little rolls under your chin and on your legs (but they are still little chicken legs!). We’ll go to the pediatrician tomorrow for a check-up so I’ll update how much you’ve grown afterwards. A few of your newborn outfits are starting to get a little snug! Just today I bumped you up to size 1 diapers…they seem big still but you keep peeing out of the newborns.
The past week or so you’ve started giving us little smiles! Just little glimmers here and there but they are real smiles!
You are still a very relaxed baby. For the most part you are happy just to be with us & along for the ride. You get a little fussy when you are tired & are usually back to being content as soon as you are swaddled.
You have thankfully taken really well to an eat/wake/sleep schedule. You went from nursing every 2 hours during the first 2-2.5 weeks to nursing every three hours at 7:00am/10:00am/1:00pm/4:00pm/7:00pm/10:00pm/after that kind of depends on the night. The past week you’ve been waking up around 2 or 2:30 and then 5 or 5:30. Then we start again at 7:00. I am looking forward to that 4 hour stretch turning into a 5 or 6 hour stretch…hopefully soon!
We are so incredible thankful for you our precious Owen! I love you more than I could even imagine.