This is my sleeping little boy, seems like the only time he sleeps is when I want to take his picture. Actually he is a good sleeper during the day. The problem is at night. That seems to be when he wants to be awake. I've been given advice by many to not let him sleep in bed with me, but I haven't been very successful with that. He doesn't seem to like his bassinet too much, and when it's 2am, it's just so much easier to put him in bed with me so he will sleep rather than keep trying to rock him to sleep and then put him in his bassinet again. I did manage to get him to take a nap in it yesterday, and then last night he slept a few hours in it, but otherwise he's been in bed with mom, dad and Brewster. Good thing we have a king size bed. I have not been as fortunate as the baby to get daytime naps, it seems that whenever he is asleep I have a ton of things I need/want to do and so I stay up all day. So far I am handling the lack of sleep fairly well, at least according to me, Todd might think differently if you ask him. But he is patient and being a good dad, helping as much as he can with the baby and doing housework and laundry. My sister Francie has been over every night since we've been home to cook us dinner and clean the kitchen before she goes home. We are very lucky to have so much help. His first nap in the bassinet.
On other baby news, we have discovered that the simple life as we once knew it is over, everything is so much more complicated and takes so much longer. We had to take Anthony for his first doctors appointment yesterday and it took 3 hours just to get ourselves ready, the baby fed, washed, dressed, diaper changed*, diaper bag packed, and out the door. We've really got to try and work on our time, today we went out again and it still took 3 hours. I was never much of a morning person, and for sure now am not, the earliest we've been out of the house so far is 10:45.
Anthony has mildly high bilirubin levels, so we have had to take him for blood work 2 days in a row, we got the results back today and they are finally leveling off, so we don't have to keep checking them thankfully, his poor little feet are so bruised from being poked for blood. I guess if there's any good to the high bilirubin levels it's that it gives him a nice tan complexion which is good for pictures. Anthony is getting his first professional pictures taken tomorrow.
*diaper changing is apparently a skill that I have not perfected yet. Todd, Anthony, clothes, walls, and changing pad covers have all been peed on a few times. I have been the lucky one so far (except that I have to clean up the mess and wash all the wet stuff).