Declan is already 8 weeks old today!!
I know, Tina, I feel the same way.
He's still such a good bebe, loves to smile and coo and stick his tongue out at us. He eats a lot but is staying fairly skinny and long. I do love me a chubby baby, so I'm hoping he eventually gets fat, but the doctor isn't worried so me neither. He sleeps amazingly well. He gets a bath around 8 and goes to sleep at 8:30 and doesn't wake up until 3 or 4 am, eats and goes back to sleep until 6 am. The bestest.
I am pumping at work, and able to make a little more than he eats, which is nice. I know eventually the scales will tip and he'll be eating more than I can pump, so I'm storing up a supply for when that time comes. I'm also not opposed to giving him formula if and when he needs it. I just try and do the best I can with pumping for as long as I can (which in the past has not been too long) and keep our family happily functioning. I used to stress and worry about breastfeeding and pumping so much, and now I'm like:
The kids are all still obsessed with him, although the urge to help throw out a dirty diaper has lost it's charm. Knew that was coming! We just had a stomach bug (food poisoning?) pass through the house yesterday, with four kids down and out, so we tried to keep Declan away from them. So far, he's hanging in there. Oh, and he even has grown to
like not hate the car seat, and will fall asleep in it very quickly, which makes going for walks so nice!
Adding this little one to our crazy house has been such a smooth and easy transition that methinks I'm ready for #7..