Despite last night or this morning rather, Daniel is still such a sweet boy. He changes every day. He seems to have a more pronounced or developed double chin. His knees seem a little chubbier. His face is filling out. I can tell his lungs are getting stronger based on his cries. He keeps his eyes open for longer periods, and he focuses on us when we are feeding him. Speaking of feeding, he is up to 2 ounces at every feeding–sometimes more–but consistently around 2 ounces. At last Friday’s appointment, he had lost an expected 6 ounces from his birthweight but as of Tuesday, he has gained all of that back and then some: he now weighs 6 pounds, 8 ounces!
We moved the Pack N Play into our bedroom on Tuesday so we could begin to develop a routine. I’m not sure how well the routine-setting is going, but it does help us to feel able to nap when he sleeps. There’s something about having him in the living room that makes us feel like we’re up when we’re here.We had several visitors today, including the mobile vet for the kitties. That’s always fun 😉 Tomorrow Daniel will meet another set of grandparents (he has 4 sets), which will be fun! Daniel has big feet and long toes and fingers, and I wonder if he’s going to be tall like my side of the family. We shall see!
Today I left the house by myself for the first time since June 1. I didn’t do anything exciting. I ran to get some lunch for me and J and to Walgreens to pick up some baby essentials. It felt really weird to be out of the house and without Daniel, though. I think I need to get out more. J needs to install the carseat base into my car before he returns to work next week, and then Daniel and I will need to be brave and explore. Honestly, driving with him doesn’t freak me out; mastering the many parts of the car seat does!
Pardon my rambling. I am fairly delirious with no sleep. I’m hoping to nap soon and majorly envy my little boy for being able to sleep as much as he does (though I wish more of it would happen between midnight and 6am!)