I survived my first week without mom's help with Hyrum. I am happy to say that I made it. I did the laundry and it is put away :). I also did two grocery shopping tours with Hyrum in his stroller (amazing what can fit in the stroller and my sweet husband got back to the dishes. Out of these things the most challenging was the laundry. All of my baby carriers needed to be washed, so I was without and just carrying him in my arms. Before I even made the attempt I almost had an emotional brake down, telling Derrill that there was no way that I was going to be able to do it. I am so glad that I was wrong.
Really the hardest thing is nights. even though our little Hyrum is good at sleeping for long periods of time, we are not able to control or choose when those times are. Getting to bed after 1 am is for me is becoming quite regular. I will often get him to bed before that time only to have him wake up and me need to start all over again. So, though he is sleeping well, we are not in sleeping heaven just yet.
I love my little Hyrum. He is so cute. He is really starting to experiment with the sounds that he can make. He has some grunting and growling sounds, but the one that really catches my attention is a quick intake of break that is a little like a weez. It sounds like he is going to choke or has stopped breathing or something. I will kind of panick a little and then look at him as he does it voluntarily again. Strangely enough he does this sound mostly when he is happy and content (he practices it as far as I can tell on purpose). It can be really unnerving when I forget he does it on purpose. Derrill hasn't noticed him doing it yet, but when ever I imitate it to let Derrill know what he does, it is unnerving to him too. I do miss his bird call that he used to do. It sounded like a hawk going in for the kill, but that was a sound he made when he was upset and about to start really crying.