I should stop being surprised at how quickly time is flying by but it seriously feels like he was just born. Yet two months have gone by...
Eating: Henry generally eats every 2-4 hours. I feed on demand so we don't really have a set schedule or even routine for eating yet.
Sleeping: Henry seems to need a nap within 1 hour or so of waking up in the morning. If I don't get him down for that then the rest of the morning seems to be a struggle, unless we immediately go out somewhere so he can fall asleep in the carseat. He definitely sleeps the best in the car seat which is nice for when I have to be out running errands but I can't always be out!
He is getting better at going down in his crib/Dockatot for naps. He will also nap in the Mamaroo really well. It's in our room where it's quiet so that probably helps since he was not a fan of the swing in the living room. He would scream as soon as you put him in there.
At night he sleeps in his crib/dockatot for the first 3-5 hours. If he wakes up after I'm already asleep for awhile then I usually just bring him into bed with me. I might put him back into his bed but more often then not he stays in our bed until morning. It works for now.
Diapers: Size 1
Weight/Size: At 7 weeks, Henry was 11.5 lbs!! Today, he is 12 lbs, 3 oz! He is 22.75 inches long. He's getting huge!! He has the chunkiest thighs and arms of any of our babies. I want him to stay little but I also love all the chub.
He is wearing 0-3m clothes. Most of the newborn stuff has been packed away :(
Hair and eyes: Dark brown/black hair and dark blue eyes. I'm so intrigued to see if his eyes will stay blue or turn hazel/green like Audrey's. It could be months before we see a change though.
Personality: Henry is generally a pretty happy little man but when he wants something he lets you know!
Nicknames: Hungry Henry, Litte Man
Likes: Cuddling, eating, being held, the solly wrap if he is tired but not hungry, his carseat, diaper changes- he gives big smiles, laying on the play mat and watching the toys hanging over his head, bath time as long as Mom doesn't make the water too cold.
Dislikes: Being hungry, having a dirty diaper, having his face/head washed, the regular swing, being overtired.
Mama: We are starting to get into the routine of our new-normal as a family of 5. There have been moments of frustration, exhaustion, lack of patience (mostly with the older two), and wondering how this is my life now but those moments aren't as frequent as the joy, love and happiness of having Henry in our lives!
I've started working out again which feels nice. I've started T25 Alpha 3x a week. My back and core are quite weak so I need to strengthen them and hopefully have less pain and stiffness. I still have a bit to go before my pre-pregnancy pants will fit but I'm fine with that and didn't expect to fit into things as quickly this time. I don't know my weight at Henry's birth and haven't weighed myself post-birth either so I'm basing it all on how my clothes fit. Funny enough, I don't have much of a desire to run right now. I'm not going to force it-- maybe in the fall.
I had my last midwife appointment when Henry was 7 weeks old-- as expected I was a bawling mess. I'm so sad to say goodbye to them and to this phase of my life. But I promised them I would come back and visit periodically.
Big Sister & Big Brother: For the most part, Audrey and Leo have adjusted well to the addition of Henry. They both have their moments of jealousy and "feeling like (we) would rather spend time with Henry than (them)". They both love to shower Henry with hugs and kisses. Audrey wants to hold him all the time, and they are having fun playing with Henry when he is on the play mat. Audrey is so helpful and Leo is when he wants to be ;)
Misc: Henry had his first set of vaccinations. He cried but not for long. He is developing a bit of a flat spot on the right side of his head so we need to keep an eye on that and promote him to look the other way so it doesn't get worse and it corrects itself.
We love our little Henry so much and wish he would stay little just a bit longer but he seems to have a different plan!