Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sweet Ezra

I can't even believe just how much I love this little guy! He is just the sweetest thing! It's amazing how much you can love something that just eats, poops and sleeps!  But he is so special to me! It is also hard to imagine loving another child the way you love the first...but I definitely love little Ezra!

He is very calm and happy most of the time.  The only time he fusses at all is when he needs to burp or is gassy.  Oh, he also fusses for a dirty or wet diaper.  At least, it seems that way.  He will get a bit fussy and I'll change his diaper and he will be all better!  This is a little strange to me, because Jonah never fussed because of his diaper.

He is a good sleeper.  He has typically been sleeping for a good nap in the morning and a long nap in the afternoon and/or evening.  I've been trying to make sure he stays awake in the later evenings, and I think that has helped him sleep longer at night.  The night before last (6/22), for his longest stretch of sleep he slept from 11 pm to 5:15 am!  Last night he slept good, too.  It was from 10:30 to 4.  He can stay awake for a long time without getting fussy.  I think he was up for between 2 and 3 hours last night and was never fussy at all.

He started taking a pacifier a little more.  He still isn't crazy about it.  He didn't like the "soothie" ones at all (the kind the hospitals usually give out), but I gave him an Avent brand one and he likes it much better.  I still try not to give it to him too much.  I want to make sure it doesn't take the place of mommy. :) At this point, he is growing like a weed so, I don't think it is hurting him any.   I weighed him on our home scales the other day and (at 5 weeks old) he was over 13 lbs!   He wears 3 month sized clothes and some of those are kinda smallish on him.  They don't fit very well over his massive head and his huge, cloth diaper booty.

He has already rolled over from belly to back. The first time was at 3 weeks old!  He also is really strong and can almost roll over from his back to belly.  He seems to prefer to sleep on his side, so he always rolls from his back to side when sleeping.

Ezra's already shown me his first REAL smiles!  He started that at 4 weeks old! I know babies smile as a reflex from birth, but at 4 weeks, he started cheesing it up for mommy's goofy high-pitched voice.  Oh, and also for ceiling fans.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

4 Weeks ALREADY!?

It's hard to believe that 4 weeks has past since I had Baby Ezra!  I have really been enjoying spending time with him!  He is so sweet and a very good baby!  He sleeps really well and most nights has been sleeping good.   Typically, he sleeps from 11 to 2.  I feed him at 2.  Then, he goes right back to sleep and wakes back up around 5.  Then he usually wants to eat again around 7.  I've been getting enough sleep!  There has only been 1 or maybe 2 nights that have been hard.  Ezra sleeps next to me in the bed.  It is a much better arrangement for me, because I can feed him and barely wake up.  Jesse doesn't like it much, but he wears earplugs and sometimes goes to sleep on the couch.  Pretty soon, I will try to get him to sleep apart from me.  I'd like to wait until he starts to sleep longer at night.   It's hard on me to get up out of the bed 3 times a night!

Everything has been going well with staying home alone with Jonah and Ezra.  We have a little routine going now and things seem to be clicking.  Jonah gets a little bored staying home and doing the same things every day, but not too bad.  We wake up, I change diapers, some days I put makeup on and even brush my teeth (LOL), we all get dressed, we eat breakfast, Ezra naps, we play and watch some recorded movies or TV from the DVR, we go for a walk around our neighborhood, we play more, we eat lunch, we get ready for nap, Jonah naps, Ezra and I hang out, if Ezra sleeps then maybe I can get some work done, I prep for dinner, and then Jesse comes home.  Its working pretty well so far!

I feel so much better than I did after I had Jonah.  I'm not sure why, but I really had some hormonal issues after Jonah was born.  Looking back, I may even have had Postpartum Depression.  I'm not sure, but I didn't feel like myself for a long time.  I know that I am enjoying Ezra more than I enjoyed Jonah as a baby.  I know that sounds bad, but I think it was stressful and I was hormonal.  Things were difficult.  I was constantly mad at Jesse.  I felt very lonely and bored.  This time I have Jonah here to keep me company and things are much less stressful.  I'm getting plenty enough sleep and Jesse and I have been getting along great!