100 days!

October 16th, 2011

Today, Matthias turned 100 days old! Since he was about two or two and a half months, things are getting more and more fun. For a couple weeks now, he’s been sleeping 10 to 11 hours at night, going down around 7:30 pm and waking around 5:30 or 6:30. Occasionally, he will wake around 3 or 4:something am, which then we try and figure out why he didn’t sleep as long, but really, eight and a half hours is still rather good for a baby his age (or so I hear).

I’ve been back to work for three weeks now. The next three weeks, I’ll only have one day working at home. Then I’ll be back in the office five days per week. I don’t know how I will handle that yet, but these first three weeks have not been too bad since I got to work from home two days each week. I am getting back into the groove of working and I don’t worry about Matthias much during the day because my mom is the best childcare we can hope for. The days that I go into the office, I only get to see Matthias for about an hour after work before it is his bed time. I guess that is the sad part. I hope he doesn’t forget me when he sees me for only one hour per day for five days. I look forward very much to weekends when I get to hold him and play with him for two full days.

He is growing so fast. He is definitely thicker and his belly is getting quite big (for him). He eats anywhere from 4 to 7 ounces of formula in one meal! Hans and I can’t believe how he fits seven ounces into that little belly of his. He’s about 10 lbs right now, and he is getting long. I have no worries that he will be taller than me. I wonder if he will end up taller than his dad? In the past few days, he’s been holding things longer than he used to, like his toys. For a week or so, he’s been holding on to his blanket or his shirt. It’s hilarious when he eats from a bottle—he seems to have a death grip on his shirt with both hands. The fuller he gets, the more relaxed his hands get. It is very cute.

He’s also been talking a lot more and smiling at people. What a charmer. Everyone who sees him says how cute he is or even how good-looking he is. I tell him that he better not let it get to his head. I have yet to hear him laugh out loud, though. He will sometimes have an expression on his face as if he is laughing, but no sound, or not much sound comes out. It is funny and cute, still. Most of the time, he still furrows his brows while he looks at things. He must be thinking pretty hard. About what, I don’t know, but we’ll eventually find out as he gets older.

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