It's hard to believe that today Landon is 3 weeks old! The time has gone by fast and it feels as though he has always been a part of our family. Right after Landon's birth he was very calm and just laid there in my arms contently for the longest time, seemingly oblivious to any trauma he may have experienced at birth. I remember commenting to Jon in the hospital that he was such a calm baby and how fortunate that was given that we have two other kids at home to take care of. Landon has continued to be, for the most part, a very sweet and good-natured baby, but this sweetness mostly coincides with being held. He loves, LOVES to be held, and for some reason no matter how deep of sleep he may be in, he seems to wake right up when we put him down. If I do put him down, under no circumstances should I walk away or leave him alone in a room because then he turns very angry! I have tried the "cry it out" approach, but he is definitely a determined little boy and does not give up easily!
Fortunately there have been a few days where Landon lets me put him down for short naps, and overall he is learning to get used to being okay on his own. He also is really a good little sleeper at nights, going 3-4 hours between feedings, and we have made the transition from him sleeping in bed with us, to sleeping in the carseat, to finally sleeping on his own in the bassinet (most of the time!) We're definitely making "baby steps" in the right direction!
Landon is growing up so fast already and the clothes that seemed to drown him just a few weeks ago are now fitting just right. At his two week appointment he was already up to 9 1/2 lbs. and had grown 3/4 of an inch. Every day I wish that I could just freeze him at this age and not have him get any bigger! Here are some pics from his first few weeks of life:
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