Logan: 7 Weeks Old

May 28, 2013

This baby is constantly changing.

Not only in looks, but in mannerisms, schedule, noises, everything.

Remember last week when I told you about how this baby was finally on a good schedule and I was able to predict his feedings, his play times, his naps, his fussy times? Well I swear, after I published that post the schedule went down the toilet. And while I wanted to freak out about the schedule change, I almost think it’s better now than it was before.

Say what?!

Yes, because Logan is now [knock on a B-I-G chunk of wood] sleeping through the whole night. It’s like I’ve been introduced to a land of heavenly sleep. Logan goes to bed now around 8:30 – 9 and will stay asleep until almost 7 in the morning! And I’m usually having to wake him up so that we can go out on our walk before it gets too hot. The trade off for a full night of sleep though, is a baby that’s awake most of the day. Which, let me tell you is a lot of work. Trying to keep a 7 week old entertained is exhausting.

We go from play mat to vibrating chair to swing to lap to pillows to chest to boppy to stroller to moby to arms to crib. Overandoverandover.

My new saving graces this week are the moby wrap and laying on the couch with Logan on my chest. Something about these two things now puts him to sleep almost instantly. And while shushing used to be my go to noise maker, I’ve now changed it to a deep, slow, low “hey”. Once I start doing this the eyes start rolling and the head gets heavy.

Logan is also just starting to get used to a pacifier now, which is helpful at times where I know he’s not hungry but is fussy because he needs to suck on something. Feels nice to give my boobs a break. If that’s what you call it. He is still nursing all the time. I’ve noticed that in the morning he will feed for about 15 minutes, but as the day goes on he is starting to do shorter more frequent feedings. The boobs are always out it seems.

This little babe is also starting to make a lot of noises now. He does this really loud HI sound that is just too cute. He’s also starting to coo just a little. The cries have also gotten much louder this week and much more emotional. He gets to crying so hard in the evening sometimes that he starts to loose his breath. Freaks me out because I think he’s choking. The vocal cords are definitely being tested.

I love watching him try to keep his head up too! I can’t believe that soon I won’t have a bobble head baby any more. He can hold it up for just a few minutes and get a good look around the room before he comes crashing down. And he really only likes to hold his head up if he’s being held. When I put him down for tummy time [which I need to do more often’] he doesn’t seem to happy about trying to pick up that noggin.

We have our 2 month appointment with him on June 7 [any one have any suggestions for keeping him calm during the HUGE round of shots he’s about to get?] and I’m so curious to see how much he weighs. When he was born he weighed 7 lbs 9 oz, the last time we went to the doc he was two weeks old and was weighing 9 lbs 4 oz…2 lbs in two weeks! I got on the scale the other day with him and it was reading 13 lbs. LORD!

Mom Check Up:

Sleep makes mom feels sane. This week I really feel like my old self [expect for the few moments where I snap at Lucas…sorry babe!]. I just don’t feel as worn out this week as I have the last 6 weeks. It’s also comforting for me to know what things work for Logan and what things don’t. I’m starting to really pay attention to the things that calm him down or set him off so that I can adjust quickly. Not only does this keep him calm, but it keeps me calm.

I will say though that I did have a one day meltdown this week, and it wasn’t due to Logan. Well, not directly. I just had a day where I was feeling a little depressed about mine and Lucas’ relationship with each other. Not that it’s either of our faults, but we’re so engrossed with Logan that I was feeling like we were starting to forget about each other. Everything revolves around the baby right now, and that’s a hard adjustment to make when you’re used to it just being you and your spouse. I know for me that I take my frustrations out on Lucas too and I’m trying to get better about not doing that. We’ve both agreed though that we do have to really make sure that we are still there for each other. Such a learning process!

I also started working out this week and whoa! It feels so good to be getting back in to my workouts, but d-a-m-n!! My body has got some work to do. Things are not what they used to be. My first run, which was two miles, nearly killed me. Kind of sad to think that I can barely run two miles, but three days before I found out I was pregnant I had just run an amazing 17 mile run. It’s also so hard to find the time to actually work out. Since I’m constantly tied to this baby I can’t always count on a specific workout time…or duration for that matter. But hey, I’ll take what I can get!

See all of Logan’s Weekly Updates here

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joanne May 28, 2013 at 5:15 am

Well it definitely sounds like Logan’s schedule has changed for the better!!

And I’m sure you’ll be back to running like your old self in no time. Muscle memory is always stronger than we think. 🙂

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2 Cookin Canuck May 28, 2013 at 6:38 am

What a cutie Logan is! I will definitely be knocking on that huge hunk of wood that his schedule stays the same.

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3 Brooke May 28, 2013 at 9:15 am

I’m so jealous! My seven week old sleeps 3 hours max at night before waking up to eat. This mommy is tired!

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4 Gretchen May 28, 2013 at 10:08 am

What a cutie and congrats on the full night sleep! I’m hoping my 6 week old will follow in Logan’s footsteps. 🙂

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5 Emily May 28, 2013 at 10:18 am

I love reading these updates — it’s like a little preview of my weeks to come. The newborn lack of schedule is tough. As is breastfeeding. Both are tougher emotionally and physically than I imagined. But it sounds like you’re taking all these challenges in stride and making the best of this special time. You’re doing great!

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6 Liz May 28, 2013 at 11:56 am

Oh, such a precious face. Those first couple months are the hardest…your doing great, mama!

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7 Kate@Diethood May 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Awwwwww! He is beautiful!!!

Congrats, Momma, on getting some sleep! 😀

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8 alex May 28, 2013 at 9:38 pm

isn’t sleep amazing?! you just feel so refreshed! true, the first few months are the hardest! I think it is really normal for couples to go through that. You’re in survival mode and you just have to get through it!

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9 Hillary May 29, 2013 at 10:27 pm

See if they will let you nurse him while they do the vaccines. If not, nurse him as soon as they are done. Nursing makes EVERYTHING better!

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10 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food May 31, 2013 at 4:06 pm

That’s awesome that Logan can sleep that much at night! I haven’t had more than 3 hours of straight sleep since the day before Wyatt was born. I miss it!

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