Mike has been home these past two weeks and it almost feels indulgent. We've gotten into enough of a pattern of sorts and it makes me feel so blessed. John Michael eats every 3 hours: 2, 5, 8 and 11. He changes every day and continues to be a really good baby. Today he has slept ALL day. Ironically, I also put a regular diaper on him for the first time instead of the cloth because his umbilical cord is just about to fall off and I think the CDs are irritating it. I really think the disposables are so absorbent that he doesn't even notice when he has a dirty diaper... I have to say that I like the cloth diapering. It is really easy I think for both Mike and I. Not really a big deal overall. You should try it, internet!
I am pretty sure that Mike and I have never spent this much round the clock time together. We have been together in our house for about 2 weeks solid now, a testament to how much I like him, as he really hasn't gotten on my nerves much at all. Figuring out the parenting thing is trying at times, but I really respect and admire him as a father so far. I am really going to miss Mike when he goes back to work on Monday. I am surprised I am not more terribly antsy to get out of the neighborhood, so I guess I am more of a homebody than I thought. We took our fancy BOB stroller out for a walk around the neighborhood yesterday. It corners like it's on wheels (and should). It's pretty slick and I think we'll use it for years of running. Monika and Kristen came over yesterday and were talking about their various training. I can't wait to get out there again, but this time training with my child strapped in. Should be interesting.
This weekend, we are going to be brave and take JM out to the lake house for some additional solitude. Tomorrow the little guy has his 2 week appointment. I am pretty sure we are on the right track with his weight. The little guy is a milk monster all of a sudden. Breastfeeding has thankfully gotten A LOT better. Time is flying by!
AC: Blank angel- hello, dad!