Signs that you have made a drastic shift in your life:
- You go from joking about your baby having a “really good poop” to actually meaning it
- Taking a shower for more than five minutes is equivalent to a weekend at a luxury spa
- Sleeping in means sleeping from 11pm to 4am, and then again from 5am to 8am
- Canned soup, foccacia and salad is no longer an easy weeknight dinner – it is a three course meal
- You cuss out mothers on T.V. who dramatize the struggle of having a baby – all while wearing perfect make-up and somehow finding time to still be at work
- “Goo” and “Goo” seems like a perfectly legitimate conversation – with you on one side of it
And a shout out to LP’s grandmas’: You know you are officially a grandma when you start to show the guy at the post-office more pictures of your grandson, and he says he is pretty sure he has seen them all already.
LP is definitely starting to do his social smiling, and he is also starting to grab at objects more routinely. He also is starting to follow a bit more of a schedule in terms of play time and naps, which also seems to be helping him sleep more at night. He is also still growing. He has now officially outgrown a fair amount of his newborn outfits, and he is fitting into things that I had put away for when he is three months old (good thing I raided that drawer this morning!) He also is a huge fan of dad. Last night we discovered (on two different occasions) that LP wouldn’t go to sleep or focus on nursing when he could look at Dad. The G-man had to cover LP’s face with his T-shirt to get LP to go to sleep. Luckily for us LP still has not figured out object permanence, so if he can’t see it, it doesn’t exist. Still, I don’t think we will be able to fool him that much longer!