This week started early on Monday morning with you having to get your 2 month shots and wellness doctorâ€™s appointment. Â I was really apprehensive about you getting shots. Â I really really didnâ€™t want to do it to you, but after reading â€œThe Vaccine Bookâ€ by Dr. Sears and talking with other moms, I decided that it was something we needed to do. Â I was planning on doing an alternative vaccination schedule for you, but that would mean more doctors appointments and more injections, so I bit the bullet and followed the recommended vaccination schedule. Â You took it like a champ! Â You cried for just a few seconds, I nursed you and then we were good to go. Â You slept a lot during the day, but I was expecting you to be extra fussy and you werenâ€™t! Â You weighed 12 Ibs. 2 ounces and were 23.5 inches tall. Â You are in the 50% for both weight and head circumference and in the 75% for height. Â We were right when we said you were going to be tall and lanky like daddy! Â Everything else at the checkup went well. Â Grandma Nancy had to come over and go with us.
The next day was daddy and Iâ€™s 2nd wedding anniversary, so we went on a date to Iron Man III. Â Grandma Nancy stayed with you for about 4 hours. Â Thatâ€™s the longest by a long shot that weâ€™ve been apart. Â You did well with that too. Â Grandma said you watched her cook, drank some milk and slept. Â I must admit I was a little worried to leave you for so long.
The rest of the week was normal business. Â You continue to grow and develop so fast! Â Youâ€™re clothes are getting too small which makes me sad, yet excited for you to wear some new cute clothes! Â You and I went for a 4 mile run/walk at Washington Park on Saturday and then we went to the farmerâ€™s market afterwards. Â You have decided that you arenâ€™t so fond of the car seat when youâ€™re sitting still. Â You fall asleep when we are driving or Iâ€™m walking/running, but at stoplights, you get a little irritated. Â Your facial expressions are still so big! Â You really let us know what youâ€™re thinking.
Sleep-wise itâ€™s still hit or miss, but you are starting to sleep in longer increments especially for the first increment. Â Itâ€™s usually about 4 hours now! Â Woo hoo. Â You slept in my bed snuggled next to me most of the week. Â I hope Iâ€™m not doing the wrong thing by letting you sleep in bed with me, but youâ€™re comfortable and weâ€™re both sleeping, so I figure it canâ€™t be too bad. Â I know there are a lot of co-sleeper fans out there. Â Daddy and I still are a little worried about SIDS, but Iâ€™m getting more comfortable. Â I support your head with my arm the entire time and we make sure the blankets are far down.
You sure donâ€™t like naps very much. Â I have a hard time getting you to sleep both at night and during the day, but during the day, itâ€™s almost impossible. Â You might fall asleep for about 20 minutes and itâ€™s nearly always when youâ€™re in my lap. Â It makes it very difficult for me to get anything done during the day, but thatâ€™s okay. Â I could stare at you forever. Â You might have to start explaining this to dad though!
We bought you a bumbo seat to see if you were strong enough to use yet because you love to sit up and stare at the world. Â You are sick of laying down. Â You can definitely use it, but with supervision and you only like to be in there for a couple minutes still. Â I can’t stand how cute you look in this picture:)
We celebrated my first Mother’s Day in Cheyenne with great grandma and grandpa and grandma Nancy. Â We ate brunch at Little America (a place I went to a lot when I was little). Â You were a pretty good little boy despite the frowns in some of your pictures. Â I think you were actually happy too:)
Iâ€™m still getting stronger and starting to feel more and more like my old self. Â Clothes are slowly starting to fit better and Iâ€™m getting more comfortable running and trying to run more and walk less during our runs as well as increase the distance. Â I have a 5k run in a week that Iâ€™m not sure how prepared Iâ€™ll be for, but Iâ€™ll give it my best shot. Â I am learning how to function on less sleep and even though Iâ€™m tired, Iâ€™m starting to notice it less. Â I wasnâ€™t sure this day would come, but you canâ€™t die of tiredness (I donâ€™t think!) Â We can do about 1-2 things per day and thatâ€™s usually good for us. Â We are nearly always late for everything which is very unlike me in my old life. Â Iâ€™m learning to just play everything by ear and let the small things go!
I love being in the present with you all day – not thinking too far ahead or behind. Â I am just cherishing the time we spend together now because I know it wonâ€™t last very long. Â Everything else in life can just wait for you to grow up!