The past two weeks or so have been a whirlwind for Matt and I. Time is flying, yet kind of dragging by at the same time. It feels like Owen was born weeks and weeks ago, yet just yesterday all at the same time. So many people told us that becoming parents would completely change our lives in more ways than could be described....and I have to say I 255% agree. Our conversations revolve around how big and what color Owen's poops are, to how he is probably the cutest baby ever born (duh), to how he never seems to stop eating. In short, we are obsessed and in love with him. :) It's already hard to remember what life was like before having him.
Owen already had his first doctor appointment, or rather first three appointments, because of his Jaundice. After his third appointment, on his one week birthday, we finally got the ok to stop using the Bili Blanket. And he seems so much happier without it on. The first week home he had a fussy "witching hour" every night from 11pm to about 1am where he would whine/fuss/cry and nothing would calm him down, but now that the blanket is gone, his witching hour has disappeared.
First doctor appointment (5 days old)
We also celebrated our first Christmas together at home. Matt and I did a lot of Christmas movie watching and face stuffing, while Owen did a lot of pooping/eating/napping.
We've already been getting a little stir crazy around the house, so we've been making daily trips out around Madison for errands or just window shopping. We figure it's good for Owen to get used to being in his car seat and being jostled around a bit when we're out of the house. So far, he's a wonderful traveler and falls asleep pretty much as soon as he's but in his seat and loves to be in the car. We'll be looking for things to do in the up coming weeks, so if anyone is interested in a day visit from us, please let us know. :)
On the way to Owen's first doctor appointment (5 days old)
We put the blanket underneath him because he seems to always be running hot (like his dad) and will otherwise be a sweaty mess when we take him out of the chair. The Momaroo has six different motion settings, which are suppossed to mimic the way I walked/moved when he was in my belly, so it comforts him. So far he likes "Tree Swing" the best....which I'm guessing feels like my waddle the last 2 months.
I took Owen out on my own for the first time last week (Matt was helping his brother move). I had a doctor appointment and then we stopped at Target for bit. He slept the entire time and only screamed for about 15 seconds when we were 10 minutes form home...and then went back to sleep. :) I feel as though we're pretty spoiled with such a good baby right now (knock on wood).
~Matt, Steph, and Big O~
***Have you seen the movie "Pitch Perfect"? Go and rent it and then buy it!!!! Seriously best movie ever.***