Hard to believe it, but we're past the six week mark here with our boy. What does that mean? A few things:

  1. Thomas is getting bigger. Much bigger. In fact, last week he weighed in at 12.5 lbs. My arms are getting nicely sculpted.
  2. He's much more alert and active. Kicks, coos, and new passions we didn't know he had. Did you know that black and white contrast is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD? He can't take his eyes off of it. This also means, however ...
  3. The kiddo has serious FOMO (fear of missing out). Sleeping is getting increasingly difficult because he is super distracted by every light and shadow. It's incredible to watch him explore his world. I do wish, however, he'd do so less at night! Our doula told us that this will slow down in the next week or two once he gets his bearings a little bit more.
  4. Smiles. Oh my goodness the smiles. The kiddo has started social smiling (smile at him and he smiles back!) and his personality is shining through. For all the anxiety I had during pregnancy, he doesn't show that as super ingrained in his personality (thank goodness). Glad that trait didn't transfer ... yet!

I can't believe that, as of today, I'm halfway done with my maternity leave. It's been such a joy to stay home with the little guy. While I'll be happy to get back to work (don't worry, if you're my boss and you're reading this, I am coming back!), it's going to be a difficult transition.