Lawson update - 2 months
Wow. Time has been flying.
Hahahahaha. Not it has not. It is dragging along. I have been having a rough time as you may have read. The healing process is slow going.
That being said, Lawson is already 2 months old. And because time has not been flying, I have been able to soak in so many of the sweet things that make this stage the best.
My favourite is the after feed, sleepy, burpy cuddles.
I also love carting her sleepy little body around in my wrap.
During the day she is hit or miss for napping. Again, she has trouble going down and sometimes she wakes randomly in the middle of a nap. We have been shoving her soother in at this point and it can help to put her back down. She uses it to sleep about half the time. The other half she goes down on her own. Hugh and I are both super paranoid about her using the soother as a prop, but agree that it is a battle we are willing to fight at a later date. We like the sanity the soother provides for us right now!
Lawson was quite hard to get a burp out of at the start. During the first month and a bit I would get so frustrated after tapping her back, for what seemed like hours, that I would just lay her down in frustration or move on to changing her diaper. It didn't take long to realize that all that tapping was useless. She usually didn't give us that burp unless she moved from laying down for a prolonged period of time to vertical. Now, I don't waste my time. After a minute or so of burping, I just move on to laying her down and waiting until she starts to squirm. We then typically get an Barney from the Simpson's belch. Seriously. I don't remember either of the two boys letting them go like she does!
We have been particularly been enjoying seeing her dark blue eyes open more. She has given us the odd smile and even might have coo'd a few times!