Our boy is 3 weeks old today. I can’t believe it! Right now he is snoozing in his swing, so I thought I would post some new photos below- taken yesterday.
He is really developing quite the personality. It is so cute to see his little facial expressions – his pouts and smiles melt your heart! We are still having good nights and bad nights. The “bad nights” usually only give me about 2 or 3 hours sleep…the “good nights” 6 or 7! Breastfeeding is still challenging, but we are doing okay. He has a big appetite and seems to really be growing. We don’t have to go back to the pediatrician until he’s 2 months old – which we’re happy about. She predicts he’ll be about 13 pounds at that point.
We are trying to finalize our decision on vaccines, which is so tough. We have a list of the ones we are not going to do, and ones we are considering. Our “no” list seems to be larger than our “yes” list. I can’t imagine putting some of that stuff in him. The ingredients honestly give me the chills. And, if I’m being honest, I DO worry about the link between vaccinating and autism. I know the general population will say there is NO link….but I’ve heard many people swear that after a vaccine, their child was never the same. It’s scary. Karli and I both refuse the flu vaccine each year because we strongly believe that it does more harm than good. The vaccine debate can get as heated as a conversation about circumcision….I know people feel very strongly one way or the other. Ultimately, everyone has to make the best decision for THEIR family. All these choices you have to make as Moms are tough though!
We had a pretty nice, relaxing weekend. We had friends over Friday night and went out for Mexican, then came back to the condo and played trivia and laughed till we cried. We had brunch with K’s dad and brothers yesterday and they got to meet their nephew for the first time. Her youngest brother (who is 11) kept saying “I can’t believe he was inside you, and now he’s out…and alive….it’s pretty crazy…” It really IS mind-blowing to think about it. They were so cute though. Also, we had one of our friends from our natural birthing class come over to meet Lach yesterday evening. She brought us Cuban food from her husbands restaurant- yum! She is 36 weeks pregnant and planning a homebirth with our MW as well. It was so great to tell her the birth story and encourage her. She is so excited for her own birth and I know she’ll do great!
Totally switching gears, K and I watched The L W.ord last night online. What are your thoughts on the season premiere??
And….Photos (he likes to flare his nostrils!):