We're over 14 pounds here (we started out at 7 lb 12 oz) at 11 weeks
--he is a good eater from my genetic stock (we are all SOLID).
H is smiling, laughing, cooing, babbling, kneading at the breast, holding fingers while nursing and (yikes, I hope I don't jinx it) I'm awake with insomnia far more than he ever keeps me awake at night
He is REALLY strong and likes to stand up and he REALLY wants to look around when he is awake. We baby wear constantly (and are tired of people looking at us like we're torturing him on hot days, "isn't he hot in that?"!) and he gets a bottle once a week so that he can practice for when I start back at work (this Sunday). I'm only half time and do some of my work from home and can take the baby to work, but it's an hour away. How badly do I want to mess with his schedule? Sigh.
In other news...my boss sent out the church newsletter with a cute photo of the baby and I--from his album on my FB page. I am irate b/c she didn't ask permission to use the photo and I have been intentional about things like not posting a profile picture in which his face is visible. So, instead, she mailed his smiling face to 300 people...many of whom I don't know.
She also gave the date of "our" return...which is fine, but HE is NOT going back to work, I am. Soooo, my DW will stay home with him on my first Sunday back. Setting boundaries is SO much fun
The end of maternity leave...yuck! But during this last week we've been to 3! parties, spent some time at a friend's pool (my MIL is here all week) we're headed out to lunch today, boat tomorrow, friends over on Saturday. Busy week!
And, I have been around 8 other baby/mamas this week and I was one of two breastfeeding mamas (2 of the moms pump and breastfeed, one for medical reasons the other b/c she doesn't want to NIP). Twice I was offered a private place to nurse and was regaled with stories of how great the "hooter hider" is. I feel like the only nursing mom in this state. Oh well.
That said, H is stirring. He needs to sleep longer but I don't think that's going to happen!