Liam is 14 weeks old!! Yep, I’m still counting the weeks, even though I tell people who ask that he is 3 months old. Last week I didn’t do an update post, because all I could think about was leaving him. But I don’t want to get in the habit of doing that!!
The return to work was extremely hard for me. I hated leaving him so much! The 3rd and 4th days back were still hard, but not quite as bad as the first 2 days. I am really loving this part-time arrangement, even though it’s temporary. I only wish my employer would allow me to stay part-time! I am doubtful they will, but but a girl can hope! Staying part-time would be the perfect arrangement for me, allowing me to work on my career, bring in income, but also be home with Liam the majority of the week.
Liam seems to have adjusted to daycare just fine. He is being watched by people who are very close to us, and I am grateful for that, knowing he gets lots of loving throughout the day. I also love that they text me pictures while I’m at work – those pictures are the highlight of my work day!
In recent Liam developmental news, he has started to grab onto things besides our hands. Earlier this week he reached out and grabbed a toy that dangles from his playmat, and he has been grabbing things ever since! He also loves to hold onto the frog that is attached to his pacifier and to his giraffe sound machine. He also likes to chew on things, but his favorite things to put in his mouth are his hands. He is constantly doing that.
He is sitting very well these days, though he obviously still needs much back support. If he is slightly reclined on our laps, he will often pull himself up into a sitting position.
I don’t remember if I already mentioned this in a previous post, but he has started clasping his hands together in recent weeks. He also rubs his eyes when he is tired.
He is getting much better about taking naps. He will now sleep without being rocked, and he doesn’t always wake up if I try to lay him down. He has been sleeping well at daycare too, and I’m very glad about that!
Here are some pictures taken over the past few weeks.
Nathan, Me, Tollie, Jonathan (Nathan's brother) and the kiddos!
One proud grandpa!!
Baths are fun!
I like to sit in this chair while mom cooks or takes a shower!
Mom bought these for me her first day back to work!
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