Health: After more research, I think the drool is the early stages of teething, although that doesn't necessarily mean he is cutting teeth yet.
Still a big, healthy, happy boy. We are blessed he has a great demeanor and rarely fusses or cries. Love his big, bright eyes & sweet facial expressions!!
I'm pretty sure he was having a "wonder week" leap this week. Glad Larissa reminded me to download the app....makes total sense! The babies are learning so much & their brains are almost on overload taking in all of the new info and learning their new skills.
What Jase is up to: We went on our first little trip to Amelia Island with our Advocare teams. We had a BLAST!!!! We LOVE our Advocare family, & it was SO NICE to get away and unplug from the phone and computer for a few days.
LOTS more talking & cooing & singing this week! He is just the sweetest, happiest baby!!! Everyone talks about what a good baby he is and how he's so content. And so strong. And so alert. Proud mama!!
My posture is TERRIBLE from always hunching over to look at him, talk to him, nurse, etc. Going to make a conscious effort to improve that.
Baby Gear: Water Babies sunblock, Baby Hymns cd (he LOVES it!), Medela hand pump for the car, disposable changing pads, bouncie seat, play mat
Thoughts: Being a mommy is HARD work. There are so many unknowns, and babies are always changing. As soon as you have them "figured out," they go through another change- a growth spurt, wonder week, schedule change, new milestone, etc. I am learning to trust my mommy gut more...because nobody knows Baby Jase better than ME. I am also learning to embrace the fact that this is not an "easy job." I will never 'master' mommyhood and can only do my very best to prayerfully raise him the best way possible. It's definitely helpful talking to other mommy friends and get advice- I'm super thankful for a strong network of moms!! But still, I was thinking back to his first few weeks, and how incredibly HARD it was. I was wondering if I painted a realistic enough picture during the first few weeks on the blog, because I tend to be overly optimistic and choose to focus on the positive (which I happen to think is a good quality- it definitely makes me a happier, more pleasant person).