Thursday, February 18, 2010

13 Days

It is hard to believe that my baby boy is almost 2 weeks old! He is such an amazingly sweet little guy. My mom has been commenting a lot about the fact that she rarely hears him cry and that she has only heard him once or twice and it was when he was ready for his bottle.

My mom has been here since Friday and she leaves on Monday. I'm really not sure what I will do when she leaves. Thanks to her, Rusty and I have been able to get a FULL night of sleep with no interruptions. I'm not really looking forward to being up in the middle of the night again. Plus, I'll miss her too!

Yesterday was the first day that I really worked at getting Rowynn on a schedule. I did Babywise with Abigayl and her sleeping through the night at 3 weeks old. Granted, I started her on a schedule as soon as we got home from the hospital. I didn't read Babywise before Rowynn made his debut so I had forgotten most everything from when we had Abigayl. Thankfully, a friend sent me a link,, that answers questions and takes you through her journey of getting her child on a schedule.

As of now, Rowynn woke up at 11:30pm, 2:00am and 5:45am. Hopefully we will be able to cut out the 2am feeding soon! That way Rusty and I can continue to get more sleep.

Rowynn seems to be more alert this week. His eyes are clearer and I think he is focusing on our faces more. He loves to gnaw on his hands when there isn't a bottle or paci in his mouth and he makes the sweetest little sounds while eating, sleeping and listening to us talk.

What really melts my heart is the involuntary smiles we get to see. During a nap he actually giggled and had a smile on his face. I can't wait until the day he smiles because he recognizes us. I always loved getting Abi up from a nap because as soon as she saw my face her face would light up with that sweet gummy smile.

That is all I have for now. I will try to get better about taking a picture each day since I know most of you would rather see pictures rather than read LONG posts!! ;-)


Lacy said...

Babywise worked great for both Leah and Gavin! They both slept through the night at 7 weeks. Glad you guys are doing good.

carrie said...

I like to read your long posts, but yeah, pictures are awesome! Give us some more, Momma!

CampbellsLove said...

Glad you like the site!! it's a good thing that you are letting him kinda create his own schedule, and then following that. I think that it's pretty good that he's only really waking up once ( the 2am) We didn't do baby wise really, but she was sleeping through the night at 7 weeks. ( like 11-6) I couldn't have gone much more than that ( still have a hard time) with out pumping. But when she got older about 6-7 months she started waking again, and we would let her self sooth back to sleep then. I think every baby is different, and you're doing great by learning from him, and what he likes and building from there! I like your long blogs :) Pics are fantastic though!