How is everyone doing?
Micah is continuing to grow and has outgrown his preemie clothes! Right now, he acts like a 2week old which is about where is supposed to be although is official age is 11 weeks. He still loves being swaddled and when he starts getting a bit too fussy I can wrap him up and he calms down.
We are CDing during the day and using disposables at night. I have fluffy mail coming in the next few days with some pockets (BumGenius) and I hope to start CDing overnight once those arrive. He has outgrown his preemie prefolds and we have moved up to the orange edge GMDs now.
He is nursing like a champ, thankfully, and we will have a weight check next week when I take him in for his Synagis injection (helps prevent RSV in high risk infants). I'm guessing he will be around 8lbs. It is funny because people tell me how small he looks and all I can think is that he looks huge to me! He loves his pacifier also which is a good thing because he really doesn't have any idea on how to comfort nurse. He is a pretty efficient eater which I believe is a holdover from his beginning on bottles. My daughter (a preemie also) was the same way. I'm getting in some reading while nursing which is nice.
My kids are still just over-the-moon thrilled with him, especially my oldest. He loves to have Micah in his room when he is getting dressed and also loves to have Micah on his playmat next to him when he is playing in the family room. Micah also enjoys being with the older kids and often stops fussing when I lay him down next to his siblings.
He will sleep in his crib for his morning nap and also when I first put him down at night for about 3 hours (from 8-11-ish). Interestingly, he knows when it is time for me to sleep and refuses to sleep anywhere but in my arms at those times.
Most of the time I can't even lay in bed with him--we have to sleep in the recliner. I guess it is a good thing we didn't get a wood glider and went for the overstuffed rocker-recliner! I'm a bit tired and will need to figure out how to get a bit more sleep soon. *yawn* My knees and neck aren't doing so well when I fall asleep while sitting. It is a good thing I'm seeing the chiropractor, but I am definitely quite sore right now. I also find my sling is very useful to help hold him because otherwise I scrunch up my left shoulder while I hold him just because he is so tiny. Small babies aren't necessarily any easier on the body than large ones!
So far, he is much more easy-going than my older two. My friend claims it is the gift of the third baby. The reality is, he doesn't really have any other choice! I have to pick up kids from school and we are going to be adding in some other activities pretty soon. I do feel bad that he doesn't get as much one-on-one time as my others, but I definitely enjoy cuddling him as often as is possible!