(j reading to c from a graphic novel. cohen really acts like he understands. so cute)
we have reached the 10-week mark (see 6 weeks and 8 weeks, too). some things about the past few weeks:
- every day is really different. for a while, if cohen had a day where he wasn't fussy at all, i would think, ok, this is how it is going to be from now on. but really, one day might be really good, with lots of smiles, and i'll think, wow, this is so easy! then the very next day bubba will be really irritable and need to be held the whole day. on those days i have to remind myself that the next day will maybe (probably) be totally different.
- baby smiles are the best. cohen still doesn't smile all the time, but we get at least a few every day. when he smiles, it is the best feeling ever.
- cohen has started making noises when he is especially happy. they sound like "goo" and "coo". so awesome.
- one of my parenting books says not to make eye contact with baby in the middle of the night. but i can't help it, because sometimes cohen is so happy and animated after he eats in the night. i (usually) feel so grateful for the opportunity to experience motherhood, even night feeding. we are so lucky.