Before I had you I thought that I wasn't a "newborn" person. After having your brother it seemed as if every stage got better and better. Well, you have proved me wrong. I think Simeon's reflux totally tainted our experience of a newborn. We were in such a rush to move on to the next stage so he wouldn't be in pain anymore, that we missed out on all of the sweetness that is a brand new baby. It makes my heart ache even more for him after seeing you perfectly content most of the time. It pains me knowing that the reason Simeon was fussy was because his throat and stomach were on fire most of the first year of his life. I am so thankful that (so far) you do not seem to have those issues and I pray that you continue to remain healthy.
Since your big brother had such a hard time gaining weight with severe reflux, we have been weighing you about every other day. You are now weighing in at 7lbs 11oz which is a gain of 8oz. from when you left the hospital. We are so thankful to see the scales going up and are hoping you will reach your birth weight soon.
I know it's still early, but you are sleeping great so far. You gave us one sleeplessness night so far but for the most part we cannot complain. You are up to eat and then head right back to bed. Fingers crossed that you keep it up!
During pregnancy, people would ask if I was going to want to start getting out as soon as you were born and my initial thought was "yes!" I didn't think I was going to want to sit at home and I certainly didn't think that your brother was going to go for that either. I have been surprised at my normally outgoing personality completely changing into a home body. And while I know it isn't going to last for too much longer, I have had a blast just staying home and getting to know you. I am also thankful for my mom and Abel who are constantly making sure Simeon is feeling extra loved and cared for while I am out of commission and cannot lift him.
Abel took off of work yesterday and we have had a relaxing day just staying in our pj's, playing games on the back porch, and simply enjoying this gloriously gloomy and rainy fall day.
It's crazy how your life can change in just seven days. You have made our family complete - for the time being anyways.