Milestones: You rolled over!!
Your Aunt Adva and Uncle Jason surprised us and visited during their short break for their board exams. They checked your reflexes before they even hugged or held you, and of course you passed with flying colors.
Your Daddy could just hold you while you're sleeping and not put you down, and in fact he sometimes holds you in the middle of the night in the lazy boy instead of putting you in the crib. We gotta soak up those cuddles because pretty soon you'll be too big for them.
You only took the soothie or gumdrop pacis at the beginning but I transitioned you to the orthodontic kind, and your favorite motzi is the mam, followed by the avent. I like that the event comes with a little cover so I keep that one in my diaper bag as our extra, so it doesn't collect diaper bag dust.
At about 1-2 weeks you stopped latching on immediately (I called it "the chomp) and started fussing a bit at the nipple, but a few phone calls with Aunt Jaren and Aunt Sarah, and Granny Lolly, straightened that our right away.
Schedule: In the NICU you were put on an ever 3 hour schedule from day 1, so we kept it at first. At your 1 week check up (you were 8 days old) you had regained all your birth weight plus an ounce, so the doctor told us we didn't have to wake you up in the middle of the night anymore. That sort of ruined the schedule because now you were waking up at different hours. After tweaking it quite a bit I put you on a 2.5 hour schedule, which sounds like a step back from 3 hours, but it ensured you got more food during the day and needed less at night, so you would sleep longer stretches.
You are very sweet when you sleep. At first you didn't like the swaddle and you slept so soundly that we just used sleep sacks (wearable blankets) but when you became more alert we started swaddling you and it completely relaxes you now.
We did your newborn pictures at 9 days and you were already so much more alert that they were a pain in the butt! You fussed the whole time instead of just sleeping for those precious sleeping pictures. We did manage a few good ones and my absolute favorite (and yours) is this one of Mickey, which I declare will be your favorite thing ever.
Me and you: