Today was a good day. Bech stayed home from the studio for a lot of the day, so that I could run some errands. So I got to go out all by myself for a little over an hour! I know that Wal Mart, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Babies R Us aren't exactly the most fun places to go to, but it was nice to just have to worry about myself for a little bit!
This past weekend, Jack had two big outings. On Saturday, we packed him up and walked around Church Street in downtown Burlington. We kept him in the stroller so that, per my mother's request, no one could breathe on or touch him! He did pretty well, only getting fussy toward the end (which was near his eating time).
Then on Sunday, we took him to church. I was ready to go, not just to get out of the house and to see people, but because we had not been in 3 weeks! That is a long time without church!
He did pretty well again. We took him out several times (once to eat, and twice because he was making some noise). But I think he did pretty well.
Sunday afternoon, we snapped some photos of him...let's be honest, we take pictures of him everyday. I know a lot of this is because he is our first baby. Plus, he takes cute pictures. Plus, we have a great camera. Our poor other children are going to have so few pictures compared to Jack!
This boy loves his daddy already!
It is rare that one is able to see Jack's neck, because of his killer double chin. But he does indeed have a neck--here is proof!
On the Babywise front, Jack has finally settled into a good 2 1/2 hour routine. He is sleeping really well at night, too. He usually sleeps for four hours, then eats, then another 2 1/2 to 3 hours before eating again. But I am still struggling with awake/sleep time. I have got the awake thing down. But I can't seem to get him to transition well into naptime. The only way I can get him to go to sleep is to literally rock/lull him into sleep. And I don't want him to be too dependent on that! I tried the whole cry it out thing today, but he seems to be crying for a really long time. Mallory, Ashley, (or any one else), any advice???