Today is Gryffin’s due date. Instead he is turning 3 weeks old.
The last 3 weeks have been quite lovely. Knowing that he is my last baby has made me appreciate the experience so much more. Even the hourly wake-ups in the middle of the night to feed and change him have been quite enjoyable (I know, it’s hard to believe!!).
Gryffin seems to be a very calm, easy going, and happy soul. He sleeps well, eats well, burps well, poops well. I’m glad I’d scheduled the tubal ligation with the C-section because otherwise I would’ve had 2nd thoughts, he’s just so easy and sweet! Well, for now. People tell me to give him a bit of time for his true colors to shine.
I will say that he does seem to have a bit of a temper. I’ve noticed that if I’m not able to attend to him quickly, he will go from 0 (passed out and perfectly content) to 1000 (screaming at the top of his lungs, not breathing, turning red all over) in exactly 3 minutes (yes, I’ve timed him, he’s clockwork). So it’s possible that he may have a temper. Which wouldn’t surprise me given the fact that he is 25% Italian and 25% Colombian.
His umbilical cord stump fell off about a week ago, which means – bath time! I’ve been taking him in the bath with me and he LOVES it. Even more than the other 2 did at this age. He enjoys the water, has already started kicking and moving around. The others were a bit nervous about being in the water at first; not Gryffin, he loved it from the first moment.
He is already holding his head up, smiling, tracking, and spends quite a bit of time every day in the quiet-alert stage. He already army crawls from one end of the bed to the other, and loves to crawl up my belly to get to his milk. I think we might have another fire cracker on our hands.
Nathan and Izzy smile every time they see him. As of for me…he’s brought me so much joy already. And his journey’s just beginning.
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