hunter had a few trips to the cabin this month and his first boat ride.
hunter is definitely a mama's boy and still hasn't quite warmed up to joe. he calms down quick for mama and is happiest in my arms. i remind joe not to take it personally and that there are sure to be many years when he will only want to play and wrestle with dada so i'm enjoying my time while i have it :)
sleep has honestly been a DREAM. hunter, like bennett, has been in his crib since we brought him home. starting at about four and a half weeks he started sleeping through the night! we put him down between 10-11pm and sleeps until about 5am (or later), eats, then goes back down until about 7:30-8am (or later).
starting around six weeks we started puting him down at night drowsy but awake. we swaddle him, give him his paci and put him in the crib. we typically have to go back in his room once or twice to pop his paci back in and soothe him by patting his tummy or rubbing his head and "shushing." then he's down for the count. and so are joe and i.
hunter sleeps on and off throughout the day and i do one "intentional" nap in the afternoon. bennett goes down for a nap around 1pm. then i feed hunter, swaddle him and then put him on the boppy lounger (a MUST HAVE, by the way) by me, where he sleeps typically 1:30pm-4pm or so.
it is so nice to have the boys napping at about the same time during the afternoon. we probably need to move the nap from the boppy lounger to his crib sooner than later, but we will get to that.
hunter is eating about every two hours during the day, minus the one longer stretch during his afternoon nap. if we are out and about in the morning he tends to go a little longer because he is lulled to sleep in the car or stroller. otherwise he's like clockwork, wanting to eat at two hours on the dot after his last feeding. i don't mind a bit since he's sleeping so well at night!
bennett still loves and dotes on hunter and i just love seeing them together.
life is so good as a family of four and hunter is the perfect addition to our lives! we love him so much!