So... we've been home a week now, after spending another week with D and her family. The baby, now three months old, is giving my back and neck a run for the money, and I actively do weight training and Pilates four times a week. He's like 69% height, 64% weight, and 96% head circumference!!! I guess when I think about my neck pain, I can't imagine him trying to hold that bowling ball up! But yea, I finally succumbed today and went to the chiropractor for the first time in almost three years - my neck has been killing me; holding him has made it worse, as has not sleeping in my own bed, and being on a plane for six hours.
I can't believe how much he's changed in a week! He laughed for the first time this week, is close to rolling over from his back to his tummy and is really finding his hands and feet. And he was such a flirt with us last week. If you blew him raspberries, he'd widen his eyes at first in a state of being startled for about a second, then smile really big and say, "agoo, agoo." Also starting to drool, but I didn't have the heart to tell D that the amount he's drooling now is nothing compared to what it will evolve into!
It was amazing watching D and SIL as they've settled into their roles since we were there two months ago. They've got a pretty predictable routine, which we all know, will last long enough to just get it figured out, then it will change again! He sleeps between 7PM-7AM, with only one feed during the night.
Have any of you seen these Merlin suits they use for babies and sleeping? They make the baby look like the Michelin Man, but damn, they help. The gadgets and doodads that new parents have available these days is remarkable!
Probably won't see them in person again until Christmas, when they will come out here. They *thought* we might come back for Thanksgiving, but I just can't do it.