thought i'd take advantage of the fact that i'm wide awake at 1 a.m. with a very awake, alert two-week-old on my lap and blog. poor j had a rough day today, crying it out for the first time in the car [bad mommy didn't change his diaper before we left and he was NOT happy], getting another freaking heel prick at the doctor's -- third one! -- and having his dinner a little late since we were out with friends. so i'm feeling a little guilty and will gladly cuddle him to sleep tonight.
good news: he's back up to birth weight which means i'm feeding him right! it took two stressed-out weeks, but i'm proud to report we just about have the nursing thing down. it's not a joke when i say i count this among my bigger accomplishments in life.
our pediatrician gives us awesome reading material on child development and such, and tonight we read some of it together. one part says, "talk to your baby often to help him develop language skills. describe what you're doing throughout the day. for example, 'this is a washcloth. i'm washing your hands. i love you.'" maybe i'm just sleep deprived but i thought this was hilarious. now b and i walk around telling jack all sorts of things like "you just exploded in your diaper. i love you." and "i'm going to kiss your dad now. i love you." good times. i'm still laughing about it.
two weeks and one day till we move back to utah! i can't believe how fast the summer has gone -- i'm sad to leave colorado for sure, but i'm weirdly excited to get back to utah. or maybe i just miss my cowboy boots and crockpot.
in closing, here's a few more pictures from tiffany, just because they're adorable. my baby is now asleep so i'm going to bed. i really love sleep.