Monday, March 9, 2009

It's been a while...

I didn't realize it's been so long since I've posted. Wow. We've had a busy couple of weeks. Now that it's sunnier and the Peanut is bigger, we are going out a lot more. It's great to be out and about. I can't help but have a huge grin on my face as I push the stroller around. The Peanut doesn't have any friends yet but hopefully we'll get some by default soon enough. We just joined a new mothers support group. We meet once a week with a facilitator that basically has all the answers to the questions we may have (how do we get the babies to sleep through the night?, etc.). There are about 8 of us, and the Peanut is the only boy. He'll be popular one day.

This week we also start a baby massage class. I know it sounds stupid, but I want to do everything I can with the Peanut before I have to go back to work. I never thought I would feel like this, but I would love to be a stay-at-home mom. At least until the Peanut goes on to school. But in this area we can't afford it. Oh well.

Here's a video of the baby hanging out with Major:

Oh, and here's a little cartoon strip our friend made for us:

What else is parents were in town over the weekend. The husband and I went out on a date on Saturday night. We went out for desert and a drink. And we ran into my boss and his wife who were doing the same thing. I had a beer. It was good. But maybe not worth it. When I got home, I had to pump and dump. I have more than enough milk, but I still felt bad about throwing it away.

Our days are starting to get some structure. We have consistently (last 2 days) gotten 4.5 hours between feedings. Which means I get 3 hours of sleep in a row. So he'll usually feed around 8:30 pm and then again at 1 am. Then 4 am, and then again around 7 am. So we only have 2 night feedings. But in the late afternoons, early evenings, we start cluster feeding, and he'll eat every 1.5 - 2 hours, getting himself ready for the long stretch. It's worth it. Feeding often helps me wind down (it's peaceful to feed). Sometimes the husband does a bottle feeding in the evening, which gives me extra time to do whatever.

In the mornings, he is often awake from 6 or 7 am until 11 am or 1 pm. And during that time it's mostly constant attention. He likes to get bounced (which means I bounce too) and he loves looking at stuff (windows, picture frames, mirror).

Being a mommy is soo much fun!

More cute pictures:

The brothers take a nap!

Noodles looks over the baby (in the polka dot sleep sack).

Check out my bald spot.

Go Red Sox!


Kelly said...

I am so happy for you Claudia. You are a wonderful mother!!! I hope I get to see you soon. I wish I could win the lottery so you could stay home with Miguel. :)

Cleaty said...

Thanks, Kelly! That would be awesome. I got my fingers crossed that you will win.

Jenny said...

I pretty much believe that the movie with the Peanut and Fattie is one of the most adorable things I have ever seen.

Cleaty said...

Thanks, Jenny! I love watching the video. I too think it's soo cute.