Today Jude is 3 months. Can you believe it 3 MONTHS! I am back at work and Liz is at home with him and we are settled into a routine that works for us. I am trying to do it all. I work, spend every waking moment with him when I am home and am on week 4 of my 9 week 5k training. It’s not easy, but I don’t regret a single second I spend with him instead of sleeping or doing something else.
They grow up so fast. Liz and I were watching a video of when he was just a few days old. He was like a whole different kid. I love the constant growth and changes with him. He always keeps me guessing. How much is Jude going to eat today? How much is he going to sleep? How attentive will he be? He has some regular routine to him, but he seems to be growing and growing and with that his eating and sleeping changes all the time.
A few nights ago, Jude slept from 7pm-2:30am. We were shocked. He then got up and ate 6 oz and slept for an hour, ate another 2 oz and then slept until 7am! Last night, he got up a little more, but ended up sleeping until 9:30am. With all he has been eating and sleeping, I keep expecting to come home from work and him be 2 inches taller.
I was so excited to be there for his first laugh. I am so afraid of missing things while I am at work and I was totally there for his first laugh. Don’t get me wrong, I like being back at work. I just wish it was closer to home. The hour drive to and from is what kills me. I enjoy the adult interaction and doing a job I know I am good at, but I do miss my family. I have pictures everywhere and it keeps me going. Having Jude has made me a much happier person at work. I was really bored and now I feel like my work has purpose…to support my family.
Liz is settling into the stay at home part of life. They have bonded so much and are so amazing together. She is a great mom and I try to support her in her role as stay at home as much as I can by encouraging her to go out with friends when she can and taking him most of the time when I am home.
Jude is so happy. He smiles all the time and laughs now too. I just love his little laugh. He also cries really loud now. I think he found his volume and enjoys using it. He doesn’t cry much, but when he does, he wants you to know.
I love our little family and this new life. Having Jude is amazing to me everyday and even when it is hard and I am tired, I am still the luckiest person in the world to have such an amazing wife and baby.