it’s hard to believe that baby L is now 6 weeks old. these past weeks have been some of the most challenging and rewarding weeks of my life. you mamas know what i mean by that. i wouldn’t trade these weeks for the world. and i wouldn’t complain if L would sleep for 7 continuous hours overnight.
L is starting to sleep for longer stretches at nighttime (5.5 is the most so far …). he’s also starting to do a late morning / early afternoon nap that gives this mama a nice little break to shower, get dressed, and eat a meal with both hands. he’s developed a case of baby acne, or some sort of a rash which makes his little face look so sad. i hope it goes away soon :( he started smiling more this week, which just cracks me up. it’s adorable! he also has been doing more “giggles” in his sleep, which just make me so excited for the time that he’s going to actually giggle while he’s awake and entertained with something. he’s still growing and eating like a champ. papa has still been doing a few bottles a week, and L chugs it down pretty well. he’s a pretty gassy baby, so we’re still figuring out how best to help him with that. poor little guy. now that the weather has been warmer, we have been trying to get out for a little walk every day. and although i have my go-ahead from my midwife to start working out again, i’ve given myself two more weeks to get L on more of a schedule.
in partially related news, i’ve officially reached my halfway point of my maternity leave. it’s crazy to think that i’ve got to go back to work in 6 weeks when all i currently want to do is watch L every waking moment so i don’t miss anything. this will be a difficult transition, i just know it. good thing i’ve got a few more weeks to figure out my feelings.