My parents were out last week for their first visit since Henry was born. Grandma Northcutt stayed with us while poor ol’ Granpaw Northcutt had to go to work each day. She enjoyed her visit with Henry immensely, as you can see.
It’s amazing what a difference just a week can make when you are dealing with infants. When the Mandels were here, Henry was still “asleep” and not aware of much. The week my parents were here he was much more alert and aware of his surroundings.
This week he’s batting at the stuffed toys on his play mat, fascinated by his mobile and grinning at Mommy and Emma throughout the day.
There’s no grinning at night, though. There’s generally not much but crying and restless slumber from about 6 to midnight each night and he then settles down for a few extended naps in the night.
I’m not sure if we’re ready to call it colic, but he’s certainly fussy in the evening for no good reason! Our pediatrician tells us that colicky babies are generally more intelligent… so maybe there’s a silver lining behind all that fussing!
And, for those keeping score at home, Henry’s now weighing in at a mere 8 lbs. 13 oz. (141 oz.), just barely keeping up with his cousin Bailey. If you recall, I had predicted approximately 300 oz. by this point. So much for science.