Jul 202016
 

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I can’t believe my teeny tiny newborn is now 4 months old!

It seems like just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital, not sleepingย at all and I was struggling with nursing. I am so happy we got the tongue-tie fixed and that breastfeeding is (mostly) a breeze now. I’m also happy that when I’m home I’m down to pumping once or twice a day only.

Work

I’ve been back to work in the office part time for a little over a month now. The first week was the hardest thing ever. Being away from my little guy ripped my heart out. But after that first week it was easier and I actually looked forward to going into the office part time (you know, being with adults, getting out of the house, doing my job again, using my brain, etc etc).

What’s also awesome is that Michael gets to be home with Logan two days a week. I think it’s been so wonderful for them to bond and spend quality time together. Michael is an awesome dad, as I knew he would be when we first met ๐Ÿ™‚ and I love see how Logan’s face lights up with a big, gummy grin when he sees his daddy! He also follows him around the room and looks for him when he leaves. It’s so cute.

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So what is Logan doing at 4 months old? Everything. LOL He’s no longer the tiny baby that stays in the same place you put him. Now you have to be mindful!

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Rolling

He rolled over for the first time (tummy to back) at 9 weeks. He’s done it a few times since but mostly it was just gravity taking over. Whenever he’s on his back he immediately rolls onto his side. He’s also started scooting around and changing spots. I put him in his crib in one spot, come back a few minutes later and he’s on the other side of the crib in a different position!

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A few times now I’ve caught him doing a full downward dog position (minus the arms part). I am never fast enough to snap a photo of it, though! But it’s pretty cool to see him doing that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sleeping

Sooooo I thought we were super lucky that Logan was such a good sleeper. He’s been a good sleeper since the beginning. About a month and a half ago he started sleeping through the night!! The first few times it happened I thought it was a fluke but then all of a sudden it started happening every night and it wasย AWESOME. Mom and Dad got REAL SLEEP FOR THE FIRST TIME. It was so amazing. Words cannot describe how much better *I* felt after a month of good, solid sleep every night.

Well at 15 weeks I think he hit the dreaded 4 month sleep regression thing. His new thing is being fussy at night, not wanting to be put down, refusing to sleep unless mom rocks him for 10 minutes first and he’s back to waking up sometime around 3am to eat again (thankfully that is slowing down again and it’s not as often). I thought we were over that! I hope it’s a short term thing and not back to stay for a long time. I was really enjoying those full nights of sleep…. ๐Ÿ™

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Teething

I think he started teething a few weeks ago. No teeth yet (I keep checking) but he’s had all the signs. Drooling, fussy, putting everything in his mouth, chewing and gnawing on EVERYTHING. Seriously, everything.

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Other

He’s fussy when mom or dad leave the room. If he can’t see one of us he starts to get fussy. So leaving him in his crib to play while I start a load of laundry is usually short lived and he starts squawking to get my attention.

He’s still pretty good at letting other people hold him. He is curious about everything and everyone and loves looking around and staring at people.

He likes “talking” and has a LOT to say! ๐Ÿ˜‰

He has the BEST baby belly laugh!

It’s so fun watching him grow and learn things. Some days it’s a new thing every day. It’s cool to see his little personality start to form, too. In some ways I want time to stop but in other ways I am so excited for him to crawl and walk and talk…what an adventure we’re on!

Jun 202016
 

June 19th was a big day!

First, it was Michael’s first Father’s Day. Logan woke me at 3am with a stuffy nose (he sounded terrible! Like a pug snorting) and then he woke me at 7am really congested. My poor little guy. I called the advice nurse and she suggested some saline nose drops and I tried that and it cleared up the problem almost immediately. So Logan was in much better spirits for his first Father’s Day after that.

I was up, it was early, and I got to fix Michael breakfast in bed (he usually wakes up before me, so this time I got to do it!). I made scrambled eggs and hashbrowns.

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And Logan gave him his present. ๐Ÿ™‚ A card, a book and a new cutting board that I got personalized for the occasion.

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I hope it was a nice day for Michael because he does so much for us. ๐Ÿ™‚ It will be fun next year when Logan is older and can “help” make a card or gift. After breakfast the baby took a long nap, which was nice for everyone because Michael got to relax and do what he wanted (watch golf) and I got to go to the pool and swim.

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When I got home I took some photos of Mr. Happy:

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June 19th was also the anniversary of our first date. Hard to believe it’s been 8 years since that date. We met online a few months before and were just friends for months. Then Memorial Weekend we met in real life and hung out a few times and then had our first date–not as just friends. ๐Ÿ™‚ We went to Eleni’s Greek restaurant in Sellwood (which is sadly closed now) and had delicious food and really good wine and the rest is history.

I thought it would be nice to go out to dinner, just the two of us, for our anniversary. It was also the first time we were leaving Logan with a babysitter. That was…odd! I was a little anxious, of course, but mostly excited about going out just the two of us. My cousin Anna came over to babysit.

We ended up going to Gino’s in Sellwood. The food and service is always good there. We started with the Caesar Salad (best one in Portland) and I realized it had been a year since I had Caesar Salad! So tasty.

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Their menu changes daily and it’s always something different, with a few staples that are always on there.ย For entrees Michael got the lamb with garlic mashed potatoes and I got the Spring Onion Pasta dish. My dish was kind of like a pesto on the pasta. It was really different and interesting. I’ve never had kohlrabi before so it was cool to try something new.

Michael got the Walking Man IPA beer (it’s really good) and I got a glass of Pinot Grigio that was tasty and light and felt like summer. It was a nice, sunny evening and we enjoyed our leisurely dinner out sans baby.

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It definitely weird at first to be gone…then it felt like “the old days” when it was just the two of us. So strange. We talked about adult things and did our best not to talk about the baby. Anna did send one picture that was too cute and made me smile:

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(I’m so glad it was easy for Anna! He wasn’t fussy and only required one outfit change while we were gone!)

After dinner Michael and I decided to stop over at Papa Haydn’s for dessert. It was such a nice, warm summer night so we sat outside in their garden patio.

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Michael and I usually split dessert when we go out but this time we each got our own. Livin’ large here! Michael got the cheesecake:

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And I got the berry crisp. It was a compote of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries in a brandy sauce topped with gingerbread crumble and vanilla ice cream. It was so amazing and refreshingly light for a dessert.

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We savored our desserts and adult time and then it was time to head home. I picked up some treats for Anna as a thank you:

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It was such a nice day all around. It was great getting out just the two of us and it was also nice coming home and snuggling with my little guy.