Good- On Friday I was double booked with walks..I had a noon walk and then another one around 2:30. I knew it would be a long day in his carseat if I used the stroller for both walks and he hasn't been content in his car seat recently. He's fine if we put him in once per day but he never likes getting in it again which is kind of a catch 22 when you used it to get somewhere. Anyway, for our 2nd walk I used our lillebaby carrier and he loved it! He was holding his head up, looking around and taking everything in. We did two full loops around the lake and he stayed awake for the first loop and slept for the second. I loved seeing him so much more alert and I think I'll be utilizing the carrier more often!
Another good is he's starting to smile for other people now. Jack got some great ones earlier this week and he's been smiling at friends and even at a check-out lady. He's been giving Derrick and I good smiles pretty easily for a while now but was pretty stingy otherwise so it's fun to see his personality start to show.
Bad- Sleep. Sleep has been bad this week. I guess it's the 3 month sleep regression but earlier this week we were up ever hour and a half or so and it was rough. He's also been a lot fussier going down and he's been fighting naps. Yesterday we tried to get him to nap in his crib for an hour and a half (not an hour and a half of straight letting him cry, but an hour and a half of going in and out and in and out and crying and soothing, etc). Eventually, he won and slept on Derrick's shoulder for an hour and a half. It's getting a little bit better the past couple nights so I hope we're getting over it but it was rough.
Secondly, we went to the doctor today because he's had a rash since Wednesday. Turns out it's nothing to worry about but his sweet baby skin is bumpy all over his belly and back. The doctor said it could just be dry winter air and if it's not bothering him than not to worry.
Funny- We had winter league this past Saturday which was our first time where Derrick and I were both playing on the same team and juggling Drake. The weather was amazing and their was a sweet woman on the sideline that jumped at the chance to hold him the whole game so it turned out being awesome! Anyway, the funny is I came off the field after playing a point and Derrick goes "so jumping must be the last thing to come back, huh?" Thanks babe! It was hilarious and no offense taken...yes, jumping is the last thing to come back for me!
In other news we have a couple friends due with babies in the next couple weeks so yesterday we had some people over for pizza and play as a chance to see them before their baby girl gets here. They did this for us and we weren't able to attend because Drake came early. I was trying to return the favor but no such luck...still pregnant. Soon there will be four babies on the couch!
Drake is sitting solidly in the 81st percentile for weight right now measuring in at 16 lbs 7 oz. Gigantic. He's just gigantic. We love him to death and wouldn't have him any other way!