Monday, August 29, 2016

Peyton - Three Weeks Old

Noah Three Week Update

The first two weeks really seemed to fly by and then this week came and I feel like the lack of sleep is really catching up to all of us. Jeff is back to work working longer hours and really, we're just trying to make it all through. Luckily Grandma came for the week, and getting a little extra help has been amazing. Life with two kids really amps things up and makes you wish you knew how good you had it with just one. With Noah only napping for about an hour to an hour and a half each day, days are long and finding time to catch your breath is tough.  Either way, here we are with two and I'm looking forward to the first night I finally sit in bed at 8 after everyone is in bed and I know I'm going to get a continuous stretch of sleep.  ...Only a couple more months, right?

  • How old is Peyton?: 3 Weeks
  • Peyton is how big?:
  • Total weight gain since birth: 
  • Sleep: 3-4 hour stretches at night and we try to wake him up during the day if it's been three ish hours since he last ate. He's typically up for about an hour and then sleeps for about two... all day long until night time when he's fussy and it takes me forever to put him down for the night. Some days better than others.
  • Milestones: His head is really strong.  Much stronger than I remember Noah being.  Starting to coo a little and make little noises.  Smiles some which is so nice. 
  • What Mom misses: Honestly, I'm doing ok other than I just want to sleep more, but we're making it through.  Especially last week with Grandma being around we've been able to catch up here and there.  I do miss Jeff being home.  Taking care of two kids is no fun when your husband works 60 hrs a week.
  • Weigh Progress: I gained 35lbs with Peyton.  Way more than with Noah at 25.  I've already dropped 30lbs so I'm pretty close to where I started.  Obviously we just have a lot of toning up to do.  I'm way out of shape.
  • Best Moment of the Week:  Having grandma around has been great for many reasons.  Sleep obviously, help with keeping Noah busy and just having someone around that can have adult conversations is super nice.  A pair of helpings hands really is nice when you just need a break.
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Well, fall is just so busy I worry about how hard is going to be with two kids.  I really just want to go back to work.  Life there is so much easier.... I'm hoping that as Peyton sleeps better at night we'll all be more rested and can keep moving forward a couple of months until we settle into a little bit more of a routine. 

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