Last Saturday we went to Golden Acre Park to take advantage of the sunshine.
For years, we've been the only couple at Golden Acre without a dog or a kid--now we finally fit in!
George is still working on thumb-sucking--getting closer every time!
His expression in this one looks like Wallace Shawn, the guy in Princess Bride & Clueless. All newborns look like him at some point!
Having lunch in the tea room at Golden Acre
The biggest development after 6 weeks has been George's ability to sleep for longer stretches. His favorite spot is still the bouncer, and Richard figured out this position that always works--on his side, with his face up against the head rest. It's not good in terms of SIDS guidelines, but we're always watching him when he's like sleeping this.
Two sleepy little friends
Biscuit is getting better all the time with him
George still hasn't taken much notice of her, though
We've been getting more smiles & funny expressions these days
On Wednesday we went to Pret a Manger for the first time
George still really enjoys the baby gym during his wakeful times
Eight weeks old today!
I can't believe he's already 8 weeks old! We're starting to get into more of a routine with George, with longer chunks of time spent sleeping and playing in between feeding. We don't follow an actual schedule yet, but roughly speaking:
8ish--Get up for the day, change nappy and put on daytime clothes, feed, play
12ish--Change and feed, play
4ish--Change and feed, play
5:30ish--Richard gets home, play, change and feed, possibly nap during dinner (so awesome when this happens--we both get to eat hot food at the same time!)
8ish--Bath (every couple of days, not every night yet), change into pajamas with new nappy, feed while we watch TV for an hour or so
10ish--Bedtime--usually includes another feed and falling asleep around 11pm
2ish--Wake to feed, back to sleep after an hour or so
5ish--Wake to feed, back to sleep after an hour or so
George really has turned a corner on the whole sleep thing. Richard's figured out good positions for him, and I've found a few songs that help. He loves "Goodnight, Little Darling" by Woody Guthrie (nice and repetitive, I sing it with a slight twang and he goes right to sleep--must be the American half of him!). These 2-hour long daytime naps are amazing. I get a chance to eat, shower, do dishes & laundry, even write or nap occasionally. On days that we go out, he usually sleeps in the Ergo carrier for a couple of hours straight, too--he still really loves being a little limpet! Sometimes it can be frustrating when I want to get things done, but I know he's going to be an independent little boy all too soon, so I try to enjoy it as much as possible.