Friday, July 29, 2011

7 weeks

It's amazing what a difference a week can make.  Last week I was banging my head against a wall.  This week I feel hopeful.  What's changed?  Not a whole lot.  Just my perspective, I guess.  As everyone has mentioned again and again, it does get better every week.  We ARE going to live through this newborn phase, as it turns out!

James is trying to become more of a 3.5 - 4 hour feeder most of the time.  At night, sometime between 7 and 9 pm, he'll go for 5 hours (a couple of times even 6 hours!) before he eats again.  That's when I get my longest stretch of sleep.  LOVE THAT.

Here are some pictures from 6 weeks.  I'm a week behind, I know.

These pictures were taken right after I bathed him.  He was all fresh and clean and smelled purdy....for approximately 3 minutes before he loaded his diaper and spit up all over the fresh shirt.  Whoever said "clean shirts make babies nauseous" was so. very. right. :)

A few numbers:

  • 10 lbs. 11 oz.  His weight at 6 weeks at the pediatrician's office.
  • 11 lbs 1 oz. His weight 7 days later.  He gained 6 oz. in seven days.  Not too shabby for a kid who only eats 6 minutes at a time.
  • 1x/week.  How often we're going to the pediatrician.  Following a belly button issue (umbilical granuloma).  More on that later.
  • Eleventy billion.  The number of times a day he spits up.  Okay, maybe slightly less, but he's reeeeeally good at it. :)  According to my internet searching, he's what is called a "happy spitter".  
  • 5 times. Number of times he's smiled at Scott or myself.  Can't wait for more of this!  It's so dang cute!
  • <3 weeks.  How long I have before I go back to work.  Actually, Scott too.
  • >100.  Number of outfits we own for James.
  • <10.  Number of outfits we are using for James.  Who knew?
  • 16.  Number of burp cloths we own.
  • 16.  Number of burp cloths we USE.  Again...who knew?
  • 1.  Number of cats in this household (out of 2 total) who have seemed to accept him into our "herd".  Nestle head-butted him the other day while he was sleeping-instead-of-nursing.  It was a very sweet jesture.  Head-butting is Nestle's love language.
  • 2.  Number of parents in this household who are totally smitten with this little boy.


Little Miss Sunshine said...

4-number of grandparents smitten with this child!!!

Betty Anne Davidson said...

I really, really should know this, but Little Miss Sunshine, please tell me who you are! Gail? Mom? I'm stumped!