I cannot believe Hugh is already three weeks old...time flies by so fast. You don't think time flies when you are up night after night, but it truly does. Soon, he'll be crawling, walking, talking back (he better not)...but for now, he is still figuring out breastfeeding and sleeping. We love him so much and want to treasure these moments with him.
Well, what has the third week brought us? It brought a mental breakdown for me, but God's grace brought me thru it (Ps. 18:2 "...my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge..."). Let's just say that breastfeeding has been a bit of a struggle, but we are battling thru it together and it has been our project this week. Hugh decided the crib is overrated and doesn't like to sleep in it (I cursed myself last week by putting in my blog that he was sleeping in his crib). We are going to work on crib sleeping next week...one project at a time. He decided he hates his car seat...screams like a dying kitty (you actually have to laugh at times because it really sounds like a dying kitty). However, we are going to see if adjusting the shoulder straps will help. He still is very unsure of the swing (the picture below is staged), but sometimes he'll sleep in there if I put him in there already sleeping. He has decided he loves being held (all the time) and loves sleeping on my chest...for all of you who are thinking, "don't create those bad habits"...trust me, I know, but you do what you need to do...one project at a time. We are getting him a new swaddle blanket, which will hopefully trap his arms and he won't overheat. So, overall...we are learning lots together. I am in the house all day, which is taking some time to get used to, but this is where we are at in our lives. To women with multiple children (especially those who have them very close together)...wow, you all are my heroes.
Thanks to my wonderful husband for dealing with my craziness and tears - he is so patient and loving. Thanks to my amazing family for supporting me in my craziness...we are very blessed. We look forward to week four...one month old!
(I forgot to give his stats last week - 21in. and 7lbs. 14oz. - getting so big!)