We’re still here…albeit, a little (lot) sleep deprived.
We’re adjusting to being home, and Kenny had to go back to work yesterday. Wednesday night proved to be a challenge since Lucas had a little ‘procedure’ done that wasn’t done in the hospital since we came home a day earlier than anticipated. He didn’t sleep at all that night – and decided to show me at 3 a.m. just how alert he could be (which is pretty darn cute, but would have been WAY cuter at 3 p.m.!)
The kid eats non-stop. Pretty sure he’s going through a growth spurt, and this will pass, but ohmygosh. Non. Stop. Eating. Today I was finally able to sleep when he slept – but not until 2:30 p.m. I think we’re going to be halting visits from friends for a few days. It screws him up when he’s eating or sleeping and it can take hours to get him back to sleep.
So I’m not totally complaining in this post, I just have to say that I couldn’t imagine life without him now. He’s pretty amazing and he’s becoming more alert all around. He’s starting to go to his dad more (because, really, he just wants the food provider 90% of the day) and it’s fun to watch them and listen to them read books together (they’ve been reading since day 1.) Lucas loves to look at himself in the mirror, as long as he isn’t worked up over being changed. And we think he’s starting to notice shapes in the background (he stares at the wall with the decals a lot.) Lucas loves his walks with his dad, and I can’t wait until next week when I can join them. I’m dying to get out of the house, and I think Lucas agrees.
Also? There will be no 5k for me next weekend. We made that decision in the operating room last week. 🙂 I’ll just be happy to attend the race (with the baby in the Moby wrap – safe from touching strangers) and watch people at the start and finish.
And now for photos….
Here, he obviously just ate:
Trying out the wrist rattles:
And one of my favorites from last week: