Monday, September 16, 2013

Five, Going on Six Weeks!

I know you're not yet six weeks old, and it feels like jumping the gun here and pushing ahead faster than I'd like...but you're 5 1/2 weeks old!

I can't honestly say there's been a whole lot that has been super exciting other than you being our favorite little lunch companion when Mommy and Daddy go out on Daddy's work at home days and all of that good stuff.  You've also been a great shopping companion and me, and sometimes Daniel.

So your Mommy is still doing the picture-a-day thing, and it's amazing to see how you've grown and changed in this short period of time.  I pulled out a 3-9 month range onesie the other day (just for variety...and it was clean) thinking it would be absolutely huge on you...and while it was still big, you weren't swimming in it as much as I imagined!

As for routine, it's stayed pretty much the same...still having the standard once in the middle of the night waking to eat.  Even so, you're consistently sleeping at least 3, close to 4 hours at a stretch at night.  Your nursing skills (boobies!) have gotten better too, such that you seem pretty satisfied sometimes without having any extra formula after you've eaten.

In other big news, your first airplane trip is coming soon!  We're going up to Montana to visit Grandma and Grandpa Stone at the beginning of October (just about 2 1/2 weeks from now!).  It'll be exciting to get to see them and spend some time where it's a little cooler!  After we get back, you'll start daycare!  Mommy is finishing out her job this coming week (but you'll go to work with me!) and then we can spend another couple of days at home together before the trip.

Once again, it's going by fast!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Quick Well-Check Update!

While it's fresh on the brain, I'll do the well check update!  Everything seemed pretty good!  Eating, sleeping, peeing, pooping, and so on!

So the stats are:  8lbs 14.5oz (over 2lbs up from birth weight!), and 20 1/2 inches long (grown an inch since birth!).

Just one shot today for hepatitis B (your second shot!).  It went pretty well, and you screamed just as she was finishing (when you realized that there was a needle poking in your leg), but quickly calmed down.

And that's about all!  Next checkup in a month! :)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

1 Month Old!

Today you are one month old!  I look over at you sleeping and it's really hard to believe...from how much you've grown, to being able to see some of your personality come out, to seeing how you fit into the family.

We didn't do a whole lot this weekend, beyond venturing out (all 5 of us!) to Michael's to get a few craft supply type things.  It was actually a pretty decent trip, seeing as how this was the first time we'd all been out to a store before (we've all been out to the aquarium, the science museum and so on).

Tomorrow is your one month well check, so I'm sure I'll have more stats then  I think you've done some pretty good growing in the past month...maybe breaking the 8lb mark already?  I think you've gotten longer too, and the clothing that we first bought for you (or got as a gift) is already starting to fit differently.

In any case, here's the attempt at 1 month pictures (still taking them every day...but today was also posed with a number one!  And a bear...).

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Four Weeks Old - My Favorite Things

It's hard to believe it, but you are four weeks old today (and will be one month on Sunday!).

I thought I'd take a minute (or two or ten) to write about some of the things that you are doing and some of my favorite things about you.  Of course, a favorite thing is that you are a girl, which might not seem like a big deal, but it's "different" than being a boy like your brothers are, even though right now it's pretty much the same things going on...aside from us treating you like a girl and dressing you like a girl and all of that.

One thing that is my absolute favorite (and a bit different from the boys) is your smile.  Yeah, newborn smiles are considered to be not really intentional (or just gas, as so many people like to say), but I don't care.  Even if they are gas or unintentional, they're a preview of what your smile will be like when you do mean it.  It seems like you smirked and smiled right from the start, and it really brightens my day (usually several times a day) when I see you smile...both when you are awake or sleeping, or even when you are eating.

I love your little facial expressions.  Your eyes are so bright and it makes you seem very alert and interested in whatever is going on.  You seem very happy when we give you attention by talking to you or playing with you, and it seems like you can't wait to join your brothers in play time.

I love your cuddles.  There are many afternoons where I can (and have!) dozed off while you sleep on my chest.  I love the way you snuggle up and get very relaxed when you have your ear pressed to my chest to hear my heartbeat.

In terms of other things you are are staying awake for a little longer period of time now.  Usually an hour or so, but sometimes as long as two hours awake without too much fuss.  You are eating A LOT.  More than I remember your brothers eating in one sitting.  I honestly have no idea how you are fitting that much into your tummy, but as long as it works for you, I guess it's fine!  You're getting stronger, too, and moving your neck muscles a bit to try and hold your head up.

Well, that's about all for the moment!  It's so much fun watching you grow and seeing you get to experience things for the first time!