8 Weeks of Jack

Jack is 8 weeks old (plus one day, if we’re getting technical), and I would say we’re getting into the swing of things now. By that I mean I went grocery shopping for the first time with them both yesterday, and I wasn’t completely terrified! WOHOO!

Jack smiles soooo much now, and it’s the sweetest thing ever. Whenever he wakes up and sees me, he gives me the biggest grin and I swear it’s one of the best things in the world. 

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He is so much more alert during the day, and is constantly looking around and soaking everything in. Jordan waves his hand from side to side over Jack’s face, and he will happily follow it for like 30 minutes haha. 

He has gotten SO MUCH BETTER at sleeping at night!! Thank the actual heavens, because I was losing my marbles. Around 6 weeks he started giving me 5-6 hour stretches, and now he consistently goes down at 8:30pm, wakes up at 2:30am to eat, wakes up around 7:30am to eat again, and goes right down for a nap until about 9:00am.  

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He was REFUSING to nap last week, which was so, so, so frustrating and draining. I couldn't for the life of me get him to sleep longer than 30 minutes during the day, and he was getting so overtired and cranky because of it. I worked really hard at getting his "wake time" to only be one hour in-between naps (for some reason, I thought it was supposed to be two hours - whoops), and literally did WHATEVER it took to get him to go down after an hour. It was 3 days of  just absolute madness, and it tested ALL of my patience, but he finally got the idea and he naps so much better now!!

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In my church, the dad gives a new baby a blessing. We went to Utah, where all of my family is, to bless him a couple of weeks ago, and his little blessing outfit kills me! So do his double chins. 

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He loves baths, walks in the stroller, the baby carrier, and car rides (unless the car isn't moving. Then it's pure misery...for everyone haha. It’s a good thing LA traffic isn’t bad at all....).

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Piper still loves him, and has stopped throwing extra tantrums. Now it's just the regular amount that a toddler has haha. All in all, she has adjusted really well and seems to be back to her normal self.

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Breastfeeding is still going great! I make sure to drink and eat even more now that I'm working out again, to make sure my milk supply stays high. So far, I haven't had any issues with it dropping. I'm still pumping, and Jordan has given him a bottle a couple of times which he has taken just fine. We use THIS kind. 

I feel like my postpartum hormones aren't fully back to normal yet. I'm not sure when they stabilize, but there are days every now and then that I feel completely crazy and emotional haha. On that note, “mum brain” is on a whole different level now haha. I’m so forgetful these days!

Overall, I'm feeling good! My body certainly isn't back to "normal", but I love it and I'm so grateful it gave me little Jack.