Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Time for an Update

  • Logan will be 4 weeks old on Sunday! I can't believe it has been over three weeks since he arrived.
  • I love being a mother! Logan has fit right in to our family and Pete and I were able to adjust pretty easily. We are both totally in love with him.
  • I can't complain about the lack of sleep. Fortunately Logan had his days and nights correct. He is usually only up a couple of times in the night and goes right back to sleep. "Knock on Wood"
  • I really enjoy nursing and Logan is a champ. I swear he gains a pound every day...okay maybe not really. He did however weigh 10lbs at his 3week appointment. He also has no problem using the bottle also, which I was really worried about. He can actually wear most 3mth clothes and even some 3-6mths.
  • We introduced the bottle when he was 2weeks old and haven't had any confusion. I pump every time he eats to get my supply up and already have a pretty good stock pile in the freezer. I really don't mind pumping. I also pump once or twice while I am at school.
  • Pooh (grandma L) has been watching him since Monday, which was my first day back in class and although it hasn't been perfect, I think Logan and Pooh are adjusting well.
  • Grandma C was also here the end of last week and watched Logan a few days so I could make up some placement days. She will be back the end of March for 10 days and then Grandpa C will be here for a week to help out with the little dude.
  • Logan is already changing so much. He already seems so aware of his surroundings and loves staring in the mirror above the changing table. He will just stare at things and remain content for some time. I think that first week and a half I was beginning to wonder if he would ever just lay there without crying.
  • His umbilical cord finally fell off and I was so excited about giving him his first real bath. Well the sink bath didn't go so well. He screamed the whole time. Last night I decided to try showering with him and he loved it...I assume he loved it since there was no crying and he seemed very content.
  • Right now Logan looks most like his daddy. He doesn't have much hair yet but what he does have is pretty blond. Even though he weighed 9.25 he doesn't look it. He is so long and skinny.
  • He enjoys car rides and will fall right asleep or just hang out. He also likes going on walks, either in the baby bjorn or in the stroller.
  • We are 100% using cloth diapers and it is going great. It's really not any harder than disposables and even Pete doesn't mind it. We have gotten really good at diaper changes and we can both say that we have had the pleasure of being sprayed by pee.
  • We think he is pretty perfect and although I don't want these days to go by to quickly I look forward to every new day with him and watching him grow and change.


steph said...

You need the pee-pee teepee!

Can't wait to meet your sweet little boy!

jrose35 said...

I am so very happy for you Ashley! Your little boy sounds so wonderful!!

pinkflipflops said...

aww! congrats.. :)

Fine For Now said...

Can't believe he's 4 weeks already! Wow!

cheryl said...

I can't believe that Logan is almost 4 weeks old now. I am glad that things are going well.

Jessica said...

Glad to hear that things are going so well!! What cloth diapers are you using, I am sure you mentioned it on IV but I have forgotten...We are thinking of using gdiapers, after the first two months.