It is REALLY hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that our little man is 11 weeks old! I am so grateful that I get the opportunity to take this entire year off from work. If I didn't, I would have been back at work last week and he's still growing and changing so much each day! I feel unbelievably blessed to be able to have this time with Alex.
Big Al is still sleeping great, with a few hiccups every now and again when he wants to wake up at 2:00 or 3:00. But most mornings, he sleeps til at least 4:30, and lately until 6:00. And that's with a 9:00 or 9:30 bedtime! We lucked out to have a kiddo that enjoys his sleep.
He's still making up for those missed feedings during the day. He wants to eat every hour and a half, all day long. That's an hour and a half from the start of one feeding to the start of the next...yikes! Again, so glad I can be home with him so that he can eat as often as he needs. I weighed him at the mom's meeting yesterday- 14 pounds, 12.5 oz. Still thriving! And the lactation consultant assured me that it's not possible to overfeed an exclusively breastfed baby. So, it's not my fault he's enormous! :)
We keep a journal in the living room of milestones and any little habits we want to remember, but here a few of the big ones right now:
|Little man is getting more tolerant of tummy time on the floor (he's always enjoyed it on mom or dad)|
and that means he can hold his head up for a lot longer!
|He's such a happy boy! He smiles and talks all the time now (although he still only laughs out loud in his sleep).|
He's crazy about his Daddy.
|He loves to "fist pump". He does it all the time, and we think it makes him look like a superhero.|
|Still LOVES the activity mat!|
|Watching his first football game with Daddy. :)|