“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.”
– I’ll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
It amazes me that it has already been 6 weeks since Titus was born. Wow, on one hand I want to say “Where has time gone?” and on the other hand, he is only 6 weeks and still so tiny! In just 6 weeks, we have adjusted to the new normal, and I have to say I love every minute of it.
[pause for a diaper change]
So much has changed… My everyday schedule, my lifestyle, my job, my body (haha…understatement of the year), and my workout schedule. I don’t think there’s much left that his little life has not affected, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Titus is Daddy’s little man, and he perks up (even in his sleep) when he hears Adam’s voice; but he’s my little snuggler, and being his mom is better than I ever imagined! So far, as I think about my little man and the changes in him (already!), I have to smile as I am already packing up clothes he’s grown out of (so sad… some of my favorite outfits too!) and yet feeling thankful and excited at the developmental changes we’re seeing. He’s a healthy, growing little boy!
Titus is smiling, making eye contact, finding his thumb from time to time, eating 4-5 oz of milk every 3-4 hours, sleeping 4-6 hour stretches at night, growing an auburn mullet, rolling from his tummy to his back every once in a while (only when really mad), loving bath time (hurrah!), and stealing hearts wherever we go. So far he’s been a really easy baby, crying little and settling quickly. In short, we’ve been very blessed! Last week at his doctor appointment, he weighed in at 9lbs 8oz and measured 22 inches. 🙂 As much as that is almost a 50% increase from his birth weight and 2 whole inches, he still is only between the 20th and 30th percentile for his age. He’s such a little peanut!
I’m back to work, which is not really “back” at all, as I started working at the family lumber mill, where I can take Titus with me. It’s such a different world than the law firm, but I love it!
I’m back to working out as well (I started running 8 days after he was born – blog post on this to come soon!), but I chuckle because even that has been affected majorly by the presence of my handsome boy. Running now involves my BOB Ironman and pushing 48 pounds (stroller, car seat, and baby). We had our first race this past weekend. We ran the OctoberFest 10k in 54:33. Not bad if you ask me! Lifting is happening too, but I feel like my muscles are growing out of proportion, as holding my little man, hauling his car seat around, and running with a stroller does nothing for the abs and everything for the shoulders and arms. 🙂 Oh, well. That schedule is odd too, as it often takes place during afternoon nap time, or once between feeding and playing.
… and today we reach the 6-week mark. How crazy! Only a month and a half into our new life, into our forever, and I’m overwhelmed by how wonderful this new “forever” is.