Apparently, not all of Ally's post made it to me last time, so I got the second part tonight. This was written last night there, which was this morning here.
He had his first bath with us tonight too. He liked it a lot I think. He kept trying to pick up and hold the water. He smells so good now; nothing like the smell of a clean baby rubbed down in baby lotion.
The only real issue we've had so far has been sleeping. He sleeps great once asleep: he went to bed last night at 8:30 and he didn't wake up until almost 9:00 this morning. He's taking 2+ hour naps too. But he refuses to have anything to do with his crib. The only time he has cried at all has been when we've laid him down in the crib, then the sobs start immediately. At this point, we can't even lay him down in our bed. He wants to be held to go to sleep and we can't lay him down until he's in a deep sleep. I know co-sleeping is great for bonding and I don't mind it a bit right now, but I can see where this is going to develop into a long-term habit. I suppose we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
We were also able to skype with Monkey and HotDog today. I was a little worried how HD would do with seeing us but I think she handled it great. I'm not sure she knew exactly what was going on but she did recognize us and blow us kisses. Monkey loved seeing his new baby brother and kept asking when we were coming home. It was so nice talking to them and introducing them to Pudding. We hope to skype with Chipmunk tomorrow when he'll be on the farm with Monkey and HD.
Thanks for all of the comments. While I can't see my blog, I do get to read all of the comments you leave and it's so nice to receive so much support and love from our friends and family.And a big thank you to my favorite sister-in-law Dana for posting to my blog and keeping everyone updated.
Off to sleep now. We are going to the Great Wall tomorrow so I need to make sure I get a good night's sleep.