Time is flying by over here! How could we possibly already by 2 weeks in to this beautiful thing called parenthood? It feels like just yesterday we were driving home from the hospital and bringing this little guy home for the first time. There have been so many ups and a couple of downs so far but all in all it has been entirely worth it and rewarding!
I made a really hard decision this past year to go part time teaching next year. I can already tell that it was the right decision so that I can be home with Emmet for longer chunks of time, but on my last day of teaching at the Elementary School I remember being particularly sad as I read aloud my last story. As I flipped through the pages of Elmer by David McKee and watched their little faces light up I felt overwhelmingly sad until I remembered that I will get to read to little Emmet for years to come. At this point it still feels a little silly to read to him when he can't understand what I am saying... But some of the best advice I got at one of our showers was to read to him now and read to him often. So read we shall!
At two weeks...
-Little Bug went from 6 lbs 9 oz to 7 lbs 9 oz in his first week and this week got all the way up to 7 lbs and 14 oz by the end of week 2! We had been so worried about his weight and breastfeeding seemed to get harder and harder so it has been such a relief to watch him finally start steadily gaining wait! They are no longer concerned about his weight which is an amazing feeling. On the outside we are doing happy dances with each ounce that he gains, knowing that he is a healthy little boy, but on the inside I want him to stop and stay tiny forever. I will just cherish every single moment and continue to watch him grow up into an adorable little man!
-Emmet's facial expressions have been quite hilarious this week. I know they are mostly due to gas... but his little smiles and Derek Zoolander blue steel face crack me up every. single. time.
-He is such a calm and quiet little babe, but this week we discovered that he has a sensitivity to spicy foods. It breaks my heart to watch him be in so much pain but it also breaks my heart to have to stop eating one of my favorite food groups, spice! He is totally worth it though and I would rather have a happy, pain free baby than a big bowl of spicy curry.
-He and moose are starting to get more comfortable around each other. I can't wait until the day that I catch them snuggling on their own. Until then though they are still heavily monitored. Moose snuggles, but he is very unaware of his lanky legs and the damage that they can do! Moose does seem to be pretty fond of and protective of his tiny human, though and that we are very pleased with.
-Emmet has started to attempt to prop his head up! He is still very awkward about it and usually just ends up kicking up his legs in the back. But we are still quite proud of him. Keep going little man!
-By far my favorite thing about Emmet this week is how much he loves to snuggle. He is pretty content in his basket for a good chunk of the time, but every once in awhile he just needs a mama or dad snuggle, which I am never opposed to. There is nothing quite like a little buddy falling asleep in your arms.