those first 2 months are rough- alot of crying, eating and broken up sleep. it is finally starting to even out. he is not crying very much at all- he is actually a super happy smiley baby most of the time. and is starting to sleep better- 5-7 hours at a time at night.
we are starting to sleep train him- which people call "sleep training" or "learning to sleep independently"- which are basically nice ways of saying- you let your baby scream his head off when you put him down to sleep. i don't think i realized everyone basically does this- but they do. and so we are... mostly because i want him to sleep without me holding him to get him to sleep so that when he goes to the baby-sitters in 2 weeks that he will be easier for her to take care of him. also- because i want him to get some good hugs and kisses in between the cry sessions. i can't decide who it is harder on- him or us?
we think he is just the cutest baby ever- but don't all parents think that? we are suppose to so we can tolerate the hard parts of parenting right? but seriously- look at this kid:
look how much he had changed from month 1 to month 2:
anyway- we are completely in love with this kid and loving being parents. even though it is a super tough job- it is one we feel so blessed to be able to do.
i go back to work next week (now for the common question: how do you feel about that? are you so sad?) maybe i am a bad mom, but i am kind of glad to go back and have a break here and there from being a full time mommy every second of the day. i am glad to go pee and eat meals without holding a baby. it will only be 2 days a week- which i think is perfect. enough time to feel like a functioning adult and have real thought and conversation, but not too long to be away from him. i do think that any more than that and i would be sad. i like being responsible for teaching him things and making him smile most of the day. i'm hoping something will come together in the next week or so and i will go back to a job that is a little different than what i have been doing, but hopefully still within Neurology.
we unfortunately have had some job changes occur for aj, so we are not going to be able to buy a house right now. instead we are going to have to move again- as we had only moved in this 1 bedroom apt while we looked for a house (and have kept a lot of our stuff in storage). so we shall move again in to a 2 bedroom condo for 11 months and save some more and hopefully buy a house then. there are some perks to this condo: the price is good, it's near our church and most of our friends and the little guy can have his own room. it's not what we had planned to do, but life happens. so we are thankful for this opportunity that opened up to us. but ugh! moving again. and then again. i'm ready for a house so i can stop moving for a long while. ha.
well that is us for now. thanks for reading and caring about what is going on in our lives.
the proudest mommy around- tristen