Feb 03 2009

6 weeks

Top picture was taken at 3 days. Second pic was taken at 6 weeks. He’s wearing size 1 diapers in both pictures and is clearly upset in the first, and is a super hero in the second.

Jonathan turned 6 weeks old on Saturday. I’m convinced he’s over 8 pounds now, but my home scale isn’t sensitive enough for me to know for sure. He’s definitely starting to fill out and look less fragile! On Saturday or so, we finally upgraded him out of his newborn-sized diapers into size 1s.

We went through two boxes of Pampers 96-count diapers, and I think two packages with 40 or so in them. So let’s say we used 272 diapers in that size. BUT — for his first week of life, he was in size 1s the hospital sent home with us. So really, we used 300+ diapers in his first 6 weeks.

On many occasions, we’ll change him and a few minutes later, he’ll fill his diaper again. We always try to wait a little bit to change it, but there’s no predicting his pattern. And sometimes, he’ll go while he’s being changed. Ew.

Speaking of my baby’s BMs, he just had one. Heh.

His head control has really improved, and he’s no longer such a mega bobblehead. If you hold him in a sitting position, he can hold his head up reasonably well, with just a little help needed.

It’s been a lot of fun having him here, but goodness, are we tired! I just woke up after lightly sleeping for oh, 2.5 hours, and it’s been the longest I’ve slept in about a week. I’m guessing that I get about 5-6 hours per sleep in a 24-hour span. I wish it was 5-6 hours in a row. I think that would feel a lot better.

My schedule is all out of whack, and I’m awake in the middle of the night a lot. It’s hard to get anything done when you’re always trying to catch a 30-minute nap here or there.

You know that advice, “Sleep when the baby sleeps”? I try to do that. But for whatever reason, my baby prefers to sleep while being held. It’s really hard to get your own sleep that way. I sleep much more soundly when Shane is home and is taking care of the baby. I can rest knowing that he’s ok, and that if he needs me, Shane will wake me up. When it’s just Johnny and me, my sleep is much lighter and infrequent.

Honestly, the whole sleep deprivation thing is really hard. Taking care of a newborn would be a piece of cake if I had a good 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Sigh. I know it will get easier soon. For my sake, I hope “soon” means within a few weeks, and not months.

I’m really really hoping I can be alert enough later this morning to go to the mall. I’m in dire need of some pants that fit! I’m officially back to my pre-pregnancy weight. My pants are still way too tight in the hips and if I do ever get to the point of them fitting again, I know it won’t be for several more months. It would be fabulous to do some mall-walking and shopping. We’ll see!

3 Responses to “6 weeks”

  1. I hope you make it to the mall, I think the combination of sleep dep / hormones / cabin fever is a mind killer — and you deserve to celebrate getting back to pre-pregnancy weight with pants that fit! Yay!

    Johnny is adorable. I love that you have the bear there for scale! He *is* a super hero!

    I weigh myself holding Lana and then without her and subtract to get a rough idea of her weight. That might work for you to see if Johnny is over 8 lbs or not, if you’re really curious :)

    Erins last blog post..I Can’t Believe It’s 7 Weeks

  2. Love it! He is so cute! The superhero pic is hilarious. I love the poses they strike.
    And good for you being back at your normal weight! I’ve got a little bit to go. :) Did you find any good deals? This is probably a really good time to go shopping. I’ve always found fantastic deals in January.
    Is there any way you could nap while still holding him? I sleep quite a bit with Libby tucked into the crook of my arm and it’s nice for both of us. She also takes naps a lot in her bouncy seat and she really seems to like that. I found it on Craigslist for a few bucks.
    Glad everything is going well for y’all!!

    Stacys last blog post..One month pics!

  3. Love the superhero pic! He’s so adorable. Good job on the weight loss. I was almost back to my pre-preggo weight but my family keeps bringing food that I’m up 10 lbs. Yikes!

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