River was 10lbs even at birth. Last time I weighed him, a week or so ago, he was almost 16lbs. He's such a chunky monkey! So DH has been caring for him alone while I work part time lately and has finally gotten him to take the occasional bottle. One way he does it is to hold River like how I do when I nurse him. Last week River fell asleep in DH's arms after eating like this, and when I got home DH kept complaining about how sore his arms were because he held him this way for "20 whole minutes!" Ha, try doing that all day!
I need to stop comparing River to other people's babies, it's getting me down. I'm always asking, "so they don't cry all day? really?" I'm so thankful that he's healthy, but he's almost never happy. He cries all day long. And it's not continuous crying, so I don't think he's gassy or sick. He cries for a few minutes, then instantly he's happy and laughing, then straight to crying again. We are learning that we just can't hold him the same way for more than 5 minutes before we need to switch it up. Rocking is great for 5 minutes, then he HATES it. Swaying is good... now he HATES it. Bouncing is great, smiles, laughing,... now HATES it more than he has ever hated anything in his life. It's exhausting and I get impatient, but mostly I'm sad that he's so unhappy all the time. I just want him to experience more happiness.
Anyway, I don't know if he can roll over or not, because he is never out of our arms, except at night when he's in bed, or he'll freak out. But he must have some kind of magnet built in him, because no matter how much I try to move away from him to stretch out in bed, he's always right back up against me! It's pretty adorable.