So I know I've mentioned a few times that Jude is a great, fantastic, super baby, but haven't really said much more than that. I suppose I've been refraining from boasting about my little angel babe until I knew it wasn't a temporary fluke. Well, it's been 3 1/2 weeks since he arrived in our world, and I'm still impressed. We have our moments, but really, this experience has been nothing like the first few weeks with my firstborn.
#2 is an old pro at the eat-awake-sleep cycle already! He's gotten much better, and more efficient, at nursing. We spend a little time staring at one another, sharing smiles, or getting kisses from big brother, then it's down for a 2-or-so hour nap, and back up to do it all again. He's also got the whole poop and pee thing down. I forgot how many diaper changes newborns require! I've only gotten peed on once so far, and while I was trying to manage the small fountain, he promptly followed it with a forceful poo. Jon and Jack got a kick out of watching Mommy deal with that.
The biggest challenge so far has been burping. He's either very easy to burp ... or impossible. Just this past week he's been having some gas issues. So I've been pulling out all the stops, trying every burping maneuver in the book. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. I've officially decided that burping is my least favorite aspect of newbornhood. I think I'd rather change 20 poopy diapers then burp. At least I KNOW they are poopy and I KNOW how to take care of it. But, that's not an option. So would someone please invent a burping machine?!? I would gladly write a recommendation.