Charlie is 7 weeks old today and it feels like time is flying by. It won't be long until I will be doing his 2 month post but before then, there have been several firsts over the last couple of weeks that are worth blogging. Plus, the grandparents need to see some pictures! :-)
Here is Charlie smiling at his Daddy after Matt got home from work:
Normally, Charlie and I have lunch with Wyatt and Ali on Fridays but our schedules are not going to work out for the next few weeks so Charlie and I had lunch at home this past Friday. Charlie and I did manage to make it out to Macy's to do a quick errand. I had something that I needed to exchange for a bigger size for Charlie. I was pretty tired on Friday afternoon, but decided that Charlie and I could both benefit from getting out of the house. I regretted going though. I forgot to put on deodorant which was worth going back in for then I realized I forgot Charlie's pacifier which meant I had to go back. So, after 2 trips of trying to make it out, the latch on the back gate came off. It was super hot (thank goodness I went back for the deodorant because I had worked up a good sweat at this point). While standing in line for the sales associate, a little girl was looking a Charlie. She told me he was a cute baby and I thanked her. She then says, "Is he your grandchild?" Oh my! I couldn't believe it. So, I came straight home and dyed my roots (just kidding).
Charlie is now sleeping in his cribs for naps and bedtime.Charlie slept in his crib for the first time on Friday night for bedtime and it was an adjustment for him. (He did a few naps in his crib last week.) He did wake up a few more times than normal. Matt helped me by taking on the non-feeding times to tend to Charlie. We made it work but were both pretty tired on Saturday morning, but Charlie and I decided we would let Daddy and his brother sleep in. Future nights have been much more successful...more on that to come!
Charlie is now switching to 3-6 month clothes. According to the scales, my big boy is weighing 14 pounds. This weekend, I washed Charlie's 3-6 month clothes and put him in an outfit which fit perfectly. I can't believe how big he is getting.
Saturday night, Matt's sister, Courtney, came over a babysat and Matt and I enjoyed a date. The last date we had was a few weeks ago for the wedding in Roanoke. We had such a nice dinner out without our lovely baby. I love Charlie but I also enjoy getting some quality time with Matt. It was really nice! Thanks Courtney!!!
Charlie slept great on Saturday night so Matt and I decided we should try to take him to church. We had planned this for last weekend but Charlie had a bad night and we just couldn't get it together. Matt and I have some fond memories of our youth programs at our churches. We are fortunate to have both established life-long friends that we met at church. We hope that one day, Charlie will say the same. Anyways, this past Sunday didn't go so well. Charlie was asleep when we got there but woke up during the first song. (Our church is contemporary and has drums and base which may have been a little much for him.) Anyways, he fussed the rest of the way through it. We actually ended up having to leave a little early. I think that Charlie may have to go to the nursery until he gets a little older.
So, I had the cutest little outfit on Charlie and wanted to get a picture for his baby book but it didn't work out. I fed him right before we left which left no time for pictures other than the one above so the plan was to get one afterwards. However, Charlie had a blow out which was probably one of the worst we have seen. It was definitely a 2 man job to get him cleaned up.