Yesterday my husband went back to work for the first time since Solomon was born. He later said to me, "Take a guess at the top three questions I was asked today." "Easy!" I replied. I rattled them off and he said I was right. Here are those questions, and my answers:
1) How is Solomon? He is eating well and sleeping A LOT. The first few nights I actually had to wake him up to eat. (I did that because he was not eating well during the day.) But now that he is, I am letting him sleep. And he is SLEEPING 6-7 hours a night! That is, as long as he is snuggled against me. (And yes that does make me a little nervous.) He sleeps much of the day too (I wear him in a ring sling) but is slowly starting to have more awake and alert periods.
2) How is Lisa? I am recovering well. Not back up to my normal energy level yet, but am getting there.
3) Are you getting any sleep? Yes we are. See question #1 above. (And other new parents - don't be jealous - I feel like we "paid our dues" with Hunter! He just turned four and still wakes up at night sometimes.)
Solomon's current favorite place - snuggled against Mamma in Lilly's sling:
Unlike the main questions my husband is getting asked, I'd say the most popular one I am being asked is, "Is the name Solomon a family name?"
Not until now! When we had the ultrasound with Solomon, and found out it was a boy, my husband suggested about a half dozen names. "Solomon" was among them, because Solomon was King David's "rainbow baby." (See 2 Samuel 12) He also suggested "David." It is a quote from King David that we have engraved on Lilly's gravestone. After David's child died, he said "Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me." - 2 Samuel 12:23 "David" also has special meaning to our family because just last year, my husband's uncle David died unexpectedly. (David was only 4 years older than Frank, and they were buddies growing up.)
Our children loved the name "Solomon." I was the one that could not commit to any name though. Very unlike me. That is until after the birth and I had looked at the baby awhile. Then I said "'Solomon David' is just fine."
So that is the story of that.
Here is Solomon with Aidan the musical seahorse that big sister Tabby bought him:
Finally, check out all that hair! I sure hope he keeps it!