6 weeks with baby

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I have been a horrible blogger! I never see my blog as first priority. If Anderson is awake, I want to interact with him. If he is asleep I want to: shower, eat, pick up the house, or sleep myself!

Anderson had his first well baby visit this week…he weighs 12lbs 11 oz. what a chunk! But I am glad he is growing so well!

The biggest changes are that we def know the difference between night and day! Anderson goes down between 8 and 10 each night and is up for the day between 7 and 8. He sleeps in 1.5 to 3.5 hour chunks, wakes up to eat and goes back to sleep. We start each night in his crib, but at this point I always bring him back to bed with me. He is just so sweet to sleep with.
I think about sleep patterns a lot and I try not to stress out about it, and go with his natural cues. He has moved (on his own) to a eat, play, sleep pattern. It’s only a pattern. I feed him on demand and try to read his cues for when he is ready for bed.

During weeks 4 and 5 we visited family in Idaho and Nevada. Anderson was a trooper, and did pretty well on our road trips. We learned that babies need a lot if stuff to travel (example, we brought the bouncer because it is necessary to have a safe place to put the baby down, but man does it take up a lot of room!) and that Anderson dies best if we leave first thing in the morning. Leaving in the afternoon results in a cranky and sad last few hours.

Speaking of being cranky, Anderson def had/ is having a 6 week fussy phase. He has a ” witching hour” hours really in the evening. I don’t think it’s colic, because he can be consoled, but sometimes he will fuss or outright cry if you aren’t holding him and soothing him to his liking. But as I write this, I realize this is already happening less and less.

I am so excited to have Anderson grow and develop, but as trying as the newborn phase is…I already find myself nostalgic for when it is gone.

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