I’ve become a super rockstar with my sleeping! All week I have only gotten up twice per night to feed and am going around four hours from the start of one feeding until the next one. I used to wake up almost twice that often, even as recently as last weekend. Mommy and Daddy started swaddling me again when I’m sleeping (I think they were afraid I was getting too hot before, when it was really really hot here), and I think that makes me sleep better. Also, I have started taking my afternoon nap in my own room this week. I used to nap downstairs wherever Mommy could get me to sleep comfortably, since Mommy wasn’t supposed to go up and down the stairs very often while she recovered from her c-section. But now it’s been 8 weeks since I was born and Mommy seems fully recovered, so she doesn’t mind going up and down the stairs during the day in order to get me used to sleeping my crib. (I still sleep in the bassinet in the pack ‘n play in Mommy and Daddy’s room at nighttime.) I’ve done pretty well sleeping in my crib. I usually cry a couple of times at the start. Mommy comes in and calms me down and then I sleep for a little while. Yesterday I even slept for 2 whole hours in there!
All my changes sure are exciting! I’m really strong in my neck now. My head still flops about a little when I get tired from holding my head up, but I hold it really well when I’m being picked up – in fact Mommy was just commenting on this this morning! I’ve been cooing, too. Sometimes my coos sound like the starting of crying, but I’m just talking loudly.
I’ve had a couple of fun boys’ nights with Daddy this week. The last week or so I have had fussy periods in the evening, and everyone was worried that I’d give my daddy a hard time during our boys’ nights but I was pretty good. Mommy went to dinner on Wednesday with her friend Emily who is in town from San Francisco. I stayed home with Daddy and we had a great time together. I only cried a little — I was tired but didn’t want to go to sleep. That’s what I like to do at bedtime at night. Then last night Mommy’s friend Reena had a birthday party, so again it was just me and Daddy. We watched some footage of the Glastonbury festival and danced around to that. I ate some and smiled some and didn’t really cry that much except when Mommy called to say Hi and woke me up. Even then I didn’t cry for that long. Today Mommy is going to Bloomington where she went to college to continue Reena’s birthday celebrations, so I’ve got the whole day with Daddy! I can’t wait! It’s a beautiful day so he’ll probably take me on a walk and fun things like that.