I just put up my Christmas tree. Yeah you read that right. It's December 20th and my tree just barely got decorated a couple hours ago. Actually, it's just Sam and Jack's mini tree this year. The big one and all of the inside decorations are still in the attic. I feel like I need another 4 weeks to get ready for Christmas. But despite my feelings, Christmas is still coming on Sunday whether I'm ready for it or not.
In that top picture, Hayden is wrapped in the blanket I knit for him about 3 years ago. It felt good to finally have a baby wrapped up in it. And in the picture above, he is wearing a hat and sleep sack a friend made for him. It's still a little big but he's pretty cute in it.
I've been MIA on this blog but things have been good. Hayden definitely keeps me occupied. Parenting is hard and exhausting! Yes, it's rewarding (as everyone says) but it is HARD. So if you're reading this and no one ever told you how hard it is, then I'm here to break the news to you. :-) If you're already a parent to a live child, then you're probably smiling and nodding in agreement. I can have a long frustrating day and when I see those soulful steel blue eyes, it makes it all worth it.
Hayden is finally sleeping better and longer. Thank goodness! He sleeps for about 6-7 hours, then wakes, eats and then goes back to bed for another 2-3 hours. You can see by those cheeks that he is eating well. I'm not sure of his exact weight but I'm thinking he weighs about 16 1/2 pounds. I won't know his exact weight til he goes back in for a checkup in January, but I can tell you that he's 5 inches longer than when he was born.
He's also teething. Still no teeth yet, but the drool is flowing and his fists are constantly in his mouth. When he gets really fussy, Mr. H will carry him around the house and play Super Baby. He just loves it and has ever since he was about 2 weeks old. He just goes around the house with his head cocked to the side like that. It's funny.
So that's pretty much it for now. I could blog more often but talking about poop and lack of sleep would get monotonous. I miss you all and wish I had more time to get on the computer and check your blogs. Why don't you save me the time and just tell me what you're up to and how you're doing in the comment section. :-)
I wish you all a Merry Christmas or whatever other holiday you may celebrate. May it be joyous and peaceful.