Tomorrow J man will be one month old, at least he will be 4 weeks old (as a new mom I have not a clue how that age/week thing works..is it by weeks from the day he was born? or the date which he was born?)
We have had quite the adventure since we arrived home. I was sick the first 2 weeks and of course breast feeding is a whole adventure in and of itself!! My mother-in-law was here the first week we were home and then my mom came for the next 2 weeks. We were so appreciative of the help but we are also glad that is just the three of us now.
Maddie dog has really done well adjusting to J man and has already assumed responsibility for his protection. She sits nearby any time I am feeding J man and she stays on Alert the whole time.
J man has changed so much already and I know that just another week from now he will look even more different!! Just in the last day I can see him really filling out and those adorable cheeks becoming fuller!
We are begining to get into a routine and I have been reading "Becoming Babywise". I like the idea/concept of the cyclical routine of eat/wake/sleep and I thankful that J man seems to naturally default to that routine. I am working on getting him to fall asleep in his crib but he also gets a little swaying, rocking, patting before going down. A drowsy J man falls asleep pretty well! I look forward to more of a schedule/routine so I can begin to think about other things and keeping the house up. Right now I tend to sleep when he sleeps since sleep is pretty much at a premium!
We are extremely blessed that J man is a really good baby. Except for some gas issues we are having we have no real problems. He is a happy baby and is content most of the time.
As a family we are getting settled in and the new "normal" is appearing more and more everyday. Its a good new "normal", actually is a wonderful new "normal" and before long I won't even remember the old "normal".
Parenthood is amazing and I am loving This New Life.