Monday, January 26, 2009

Perfect

So this weekend has been rather good I must say. I've gone from half breast half bottle to almost exclusively breastfeeding. I believe he only had one bottle over the entire weekend. I also heard him make his first sound that wasn't a grunt or a cry, it sounded like "aga" and boy was it ever cute. His second sound was comedically timed. We often joke that C is the housewife because he is on parental leave while I am still working, he takes care of paying the bills, cleaning the house and making meals. Yesterday while C was taking a break from cleaning I said "I'm starving" to which he jokingly responded "Whose fault is that?" to which the baby responded with his second sound ever "Daaa".

Also over the weekend I saw him suck his thumb for the first time, and focus directly on my face.

I also realized that I have no idea how to answer the question "How old is he?". Apparently people in malls can't help but stop and ooh and aww over babies and the most common question so far has been regarding his age. To which I stammer and debate whether or not to launch into a lengthy explanation as to why my 2 month old is so tiny. Half of the time I just say he's a week old (ten days adjusted now, but close enough) because I realize most people are just being polite and oohing over my baby and really don't care that he is a preemie nor do they have time to listen to me ramble about adjusted age vs real age.

I swear I had a topic in mind when I sat down to write this and now for the life of me I have no idea what it was.

Anyway today is my birthday. We're not doing anything elaborate. Or well anything at all really. I had cake last night with C and Sky and one of our close friends and that was about the extent of my "party". Really I spent almost the whole day in bed with Sky nursing and reading him Alice in Wonderland, so it was all in all a really good day. As long as my baby is healthy happy and home it's going to be the best birthday ever. This time last year I had just lost my pregnancy a week beforehand and I spent my birthday getting rather drunk. So I'm pretty sure this one will top that one.

11 comments:

christyna said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your son sounds amazing, and I'm glad you're having an easier time and he's cooing at you. Enjoy all this time becaise it does FLY by faster than you have any idea...

Verna said...

Happy Birthday.

Have a great day!

CLC said...

Happy Birthday Azaera! I am glad you had a perfect weekend with Sky!

niobe said...

Happy Birthday!

Mrs. Spit said...

happy birthday!

try Xdays or weeks adjusted. That might work.

Becky said...

Happy birthday!

I always had the same problem. Then I had to listen to well intentioned people saying, "But she's so tiny." In which case I would go into the whole preemie thing and then they'd get confused. But I felt like if I didn't give some explenation then they were judging me on the fact that my baby was so tiny...like I was feeding her enough or something.

Once I ran into a lady leaving the OB with her daughter, she stopped and said to her daughter, "You're going to have one of these soon." Then she asked how old she was. "She's 9 weeks old but was born 8 weeks early." The lady smiled, clapped her hands and said, "Ohhh! So she's like a week old!!" Lol, yup...people are funny. Some get it, most don't ; )

Never Clever said...

Happy Birthday!

Ya Chun said...

Happy Birthday! Sky was an early present for you. (in two ways)

She said...

You have the best birthday present ever. :) HB!!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! That is exactly how I hope to spend my birthday this year, which will beat the hell out of last year's tear-fest birthday.

Never Clever said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday today!!!

That's awesome that Sky can already roll over onto his side.

Stupid question: How do developmental milestones work since he's technically not even two weeks old? Will he develop at his adjusted age or his real age?

It is incredible watching babies grow and develop. I am always in awe over the things that Laney comes up with every week.

Just wait until Sky can mimic you. Now that's fun!