Look at that happy, pudgy baby! When Grayson was a baby he was pudgy too, and the nickname has since transferred to Flynn. My Pudge. He turned two months old on the 18th. And he has put on a lot weight in that time. For those who haven’t read his birth story, he weighed in at 7 lbs. 14 oz. He was the runt of the family. Now, he outweighs his sister’s at the same age and is only one pound, one ounce behind Grayson. Not that it’s a competition. Or is it?
Flynn’s favorite thing to do is talk to the walls and the headboard on my bed. I think he likes them more than me. Except for when he’s hungry, then he loves me a ton.
He eats like a champ and is on par with his milestones. He’s easy-going for the most part, but has had bouts of fussiness here and there. Especially when he is gassy. He hates gas. But I don’t think there is anyone out there who likes it, so he’s good.
Flynn now recognizes us. Whenever Daddy, his siblings or I start talking to him he smiles and talks back. His older siblings think it is HILARIOUS when he talks. Especially when he gets loud. Sometimes he will let out what sounds like a big, “YA!” I think he’s realized how loud it can get in our house. Sometimes the loudest kid gets the quickest response from Mommy and Daddy.
We still can’t keep Irelyn, Chloe and Grayson off him. He receives constant kisses and hugs and I am asked every five minutes if one of them can hold him.
His cheeks are delicious. I know because I munch on them all the time.
His RSV has cleared up – for now. We’ve been told if he gets a slight cough again to go ahead and give him a treatment of albuterol with the nebulizer. Flynn also, possibly, has an increased risk for asthma. We just need to keep irritants out of the air so he doesn’t need treatments. That’s hard – I don’t like dusting.
As for how the rest of us have adjusted…it’s been interesting. The kids seem to be adjusting great. They love him and act like it. I think they’ve felt a little cabin fever lately though. We don’t get out much.
David and I are doing the best we can. David will graduate on March 8th and he returns to work on March 18th (he’s been on LOA since Flynn was born). After he graduates, it’ll be nice to have him back during the evening and on the weekends. We won’t be losing him to homework anymore. But we are down to one car, so once he returns to work I will be taking him to and from work in addition to taking Irelyn to and from school. Chloe, Grayson, Flynn and I will be in the car a lot.
As for me, going from a mom of three to four has been hard. I think the difficulty (for me) comes because I had Irelyn, Chloe and Grayson so close together…so having a new baby was easier. Sounds weird, right? That’s just what I am accustomed to. When they were younger they weren’t trying to test limits as much. I’m dealing though and will hopefully find a way to make things easier on myself. I just haven’t found that groove yet, but I will. I’m optimistic.