2 Weeks with Jack.
He’s eating every 3 hours and it’s a definite drain on Sweets. I’m used to getting around 4 to 5 hours of sleep a night but Jean is used to a good 8 hours of sleep. Thankfully babies grow and his feeding times will only grow farther apart until he is 13 or so…but that’s another blog post all together.
The transition to “work from home” couldn’t have come at a better time for me and I’ve really had a chance to bond with the little guy. I really look forward to feeding times, even at midnight, 3, and 6 a.m. just because it’s our time. Currently Jack is all about the “eat, sleep, and poop” part of babyhood, which is helpful when I’ve got work to do.
Before Jack was born we stocked up on things we thought he would need. Now, two weeks later, the results are amusing.
Things we bought a lot of:
- Newborn Diapers. - I bought like 20 packs over the last 3 months of our pregnancy. Unfortunately we gave birth to a large baby and these “Newborn” diaper are a bit too small.
- Wipes – These are invaluable and not just for poop!
- Books – Ok, the newborn can’t read…even mine. He’ll enjoy them eventually but now they’re taking up space and there is no guarantee he’ll like Blueberries for Sal.
- Diaper Genie – I’m not a fan. Especially since you’ve got to push a wet diaper into a hole…and there’s no guarantee it’s not coming out. Gross.
Things we didn’t buy enough of:
- Changing Pads – We’ve got like 3 of these and they’re constantly in the wash.
- Onesies – Same thing. If it gets spit-up, poo, or pee on it then it goes into the wash. Can’t have too many.
- Diapers that fit – As stated above I was a little over zealous with the purchase of “Newborn” diapers. It would be great to have an abundance of diapers that fit.
- Bottles – We’re using a lot of bottles because we’re supplementing breast feeding. The “drop-ins” are great but I should have gotten more bottles and tops.
Seems silly to say, but he’s definitely grown over the past two weeks. I look forward to the coming months when his personality will start to emerge and we’ll get to see some emotion other than “Food/No Food.” Until then I’ll still take all the crying and fussing as long as I get just a few minutes of time together with this amazing little boy.
We’ve got a whole lifetime to get to know each other, but with two weeks in we’re off to a famous start!