this is an honest question: why is it that, when chatting about life with a baby, so many folks are compelled to first ask “is he sleeping through the night yet?”
both michelle and I have noticed this trend, and I’m sure we’ve asked it to other folks along the way. perhaps we’re just concerned for eachothers health? or maybe it’s the first easy-to-identify milestone for most kids? but it seems that the hallmark of a “good baby” is whether or not he’ll leave you alone for 6 consecutive hours. but we have celebrated the few times Caleb has slept over 4 hours.
yet at 6 weeks Caleb does not sleep through the night. and even though I may have a somewhat different opinion at 1 or 4am, that’s ok. he’s getting there. and speaking of sleep, grandma is on the way, and she’ll be taking the feedings in the wee hours. she’s quite excited. and then soon we’ll be meeting with all the family at a cabin near blairsville. our first baby road trip!
you didnt think it was possible, but he’s getting cuter every day. and it seems as if his gassiness is getting better. michelle’s fibro is still flaring, but grandma’s help should ease that some. since sleep is hard to come by these days, we’ve lost track of eachother, and (more importantly) we’ve been neglecting daily prayer and whatnot. so we’ve had a couple meltdowns, but this past weekend was good for getting reoriented a bit. we really need to settle into something of a routine, but we’ll see how that goes.
this whole parenting thing is definitely exhausting at times (especially for mama), but it’s easily the best thing I’ve ever done. it reminds me of my first reaction to marriage: a lot harder than I thought, but a lot better too.