How is it that every day, I can love you more? Floppy 2-day old Audrey was wonderful, too, but now you’re starting to show your personality, and I love that beyond words.
This week, we had a serious growth spurt. At your 2-week pediatrician visit, we found out you are a whopping 8 pounds, 8 ounces — yay for breastfeeding! It means that I don’t have to set an alarm to wake you for eating every three hours, although you do still like to eat as much as possible. Overnight, you’re typically only waking up once. That’s a pattern I can get behind.
And look at that belly!
When you wake up for good in the morning, I nurse you and then Daddy takes over for a while so I can sleep, take a shower, etc. When I finally get you back (he loves bringing you into the office to “work” together) Daddy always surprises me with a new Audrey hairstyle. I like your Poindexter the best.
I also like tucking you under the covers with me for a few extra minutes of snuggles. I don’t know how long you’ll want to be near me like this, so I’m enjoying every moment.
Diapers, diapers, diapers. I wish I owned stock in Pampers! You love changing time (for the most part) because we sing and dance and snuggle before and after. Tummy time is not as fun for you, but I’m keeping at it. You’re already so strong — you love to bob your head when Daddy and I are holding you and I have to watch out for your little neck.
I’m slowly getting more comfortable with trusting my instincts, although I’ll admit to a few crazy Google searches recently (can a newborn wear sunscreen? what color should a baby’s poop be? are hiccups dangerous for babies?). You really do make things easy, though.
All of that eating has caused one issue — spit-ups! You don’t spit up often, but when you do, it’s very dramatic. Our lactation consultant says that you probably don’t know how to stop eating when you’re full (hello, Mommy gave you that trait) and you’ll learn what your stomach can hold. You still smile and settle in for snuggles after an incident, so you’re not nearly as concerned as I am.
We took a few walks this week and a few car rides, and after a few minutes, you seemed to enjoy them.
I can’t believe it’s been three weeks already. We love you so much!