Today Joshua is One Week Old!! He is doing great. So far, he’s been sleeping pretty good at night. I’ve been getting 3 hour stretches the last few nights which is awesome! He is awake a lot of the day which I think has a lot to do with the fact that there is a loud toddler running around in the house! 🙂
I have heard him cry maybe two times. Once being when Lucas pulled his hair. He is … as we like to call it, chillax. (Meaning: he’s chill.) He seems content with the swing- thank goodness- so I can take care of Lucas and such. He also (of course) loves the Moby wrap.
I’m totally loving his dark hair. And, his umbilical cord stub thing-y came off, so tonight he gets his first real bath with mama! I can’t wait. He is such a sweet little boy and we really love him!!
My sweet (older brother of Joshua who has been known to pull his little brothers hair and hit him… yikes..) Lucas is 20 months today! I can’t believe he is almost two! TWO! Lucas is adjusting to Joshua well. I know we can’t expect too much of him at this age, but I think he understands and is doing really great.
Sorry, this is seriously the best picture I could get of him this morning. He was being a little pill. I’m trying to include him in as many things as possible when it comes to helping with Joshua. When I change his diaper Lucas helps me get the diaper, wipes, throws the diaper away, etc. He helps with putting the blanket on him and getting his clothes. I think this really helps.
The main thing we’re working on is the hitting. Any suggestions?? I have tried time outs and Lucas laughs. I have tried telling him sternly NO and he laughs. I have tried (and what I usually do) telling him in a nice normal voice that we don’t hit and that hitting hurts. I have tried fake crying. And he fake crys back. (Not kidding) I don’t know what else to do but wait this stage out.
And there they are… my two football to be boys! I’m hoping to finish my birth story really soon and share that with you. Ya’ll have a great Wednesday!