Well, sort of. We meant to go to Bosom Buddies to weigh Gryff this weekend, but managed to just hang out around the house mostly. It’s not a bad life, but I was definitely curious about his weight. Based on a rough measurement (me with him on the scale, me without him on the scale, subtract) it looks like he’s very close to 11 pounds right now. I’m actually hoping I can convince my wife to bring him over there with me tonight, because I want to weigh him before he gets too far past his 4 week mark.
He’s definitely getting big, though. He’s too big now for his NB sized sleepers, and the NB sized onesies are pretty tight, too. He’s also big enough now to fit into the Size 1 disposable diapers, though we’re trying to burn through his NB sized ones while they still marginally work for him.
We did get a chance to try the Huggies Pure and Natural wipes, and we like them a lot. Way more than the Pampers, it turns out. They’re smaller, so they come out of the dispenser with much less futzing. Also a bonus: Costco has them for the same price as the store brand, if you can believe that. So if you’re in the market for a thousand disposable wipes, Costco is definitely the place to go. When we finally work our way through the rest of our Kirkland stock, I think we’ll get a load of the Huggies.
What else? Well Gryff is progressing through a lot of the behavioral advancements we’ve been looking for. He’s smiling much more often now, and we’ve even heard him giggle a couple of times. He holds eye contact, is starting to be able to track movement across his field of vision, and is able to lift his head up when he’s on his tummy.
He’s also mastered his War Face.
We had a onesie decorating party at our baby shower, and we’ve started trying to put him into all the onesies that our friends made for us, and get pictures of them. This is one of our favorites so far:
We’ve also been having great “drying the cloth diapers” weather here in CO.
The rack is from IKEA, and we like it a lot. It’s called “Frost” and it’s designed for outdoor use. We liked it well enough that we bought two, and use one on the back patio and one in the laundry room.
Mama natural also came out with another video that I have to share. It’s called “Sh*t Crunchy Dads Say” and it is 100% accurate. I have said probably 90% of those things verbatim, no exaggeration.
Learning By Making – Another article pretty well in line with what I was posting about previously. I’m passionate about creating things, whether it’s with words, clay, metal, wood, or bits of data. The creative spark is a huge motivating force in my life, and it’s something I hope to pass on to my children.
Okay, that’s it for now. Thanks for reading!