Hi ladies! I have missed reading what you and the babes are up to, and am finally able to sit down and catch up. Luca is definitely in the 4 month growth spurt, and he's been eating at least once an hour, if not 2-4 times an hour. I'm so tired! Not just tired from lack of sleep, but my body is worn out from making so much milk. We're on day 3 now. Who knows when it will stop?
We celebrated Gotcha! Day with my dd, who is 11. It's the day her dad and I became her foster parents. We (my husband/her step-dad, dd, ds, and me) went to an indoor aquatic center. It was pretty fun, though I just have to not think about what I must look like in a bathing suit. The baby enjoyed the water, but wow, overstimulation central. My dh ducked out for band practice this afternoon, which was filled with lots of screaming from the baby. I'm seriously done with the fussiness.
We thankfully got a stroller with harness straps the other day, and I've been taking him out on walks for afternoon fuss time. I'll be glad when dh's performance is over (tomorrow), and he can get back in on the baby business. I know, I am totally spoiled by having him home; he's like a second mommy. I just wish he could lactate.
Nicole (sorry if I am confusing names), the doctor told me that longitudinal growth takes far more calories than putting on fat. He was seriously impressed with the inches the boy had grown and could care less about the weight because he's hydrated fine and wetting diapers. Luca continues to grow about an inch a month.
I've been attempting to put Luca down in bed, instead of having my dh carry him until I'm ready for bedtime. Sometimes it works better than other times. We have our bed up against the wall, and then my dh is sleeping on a twin next to our bed. I put pillows around him, and then pile up the blankets at the bottom. He rolls belly to back and back to belly, but for some reason, he stays put in bed. (Except when I am there; he's a complete bed hog, squirming over and inching me to the edge.)
Tired, tired, and hope all is well with you all!