9.21.2011

Growing Boy

As I mentioned, it is our pediatrician's recommendation that you bring breastfed babies back for a weight check one week after their first check-up.  They hope baby will gain 1/2 ounce/day in the week that has gone by.  We had our weigh-in yesterday and Charlie passed with flying colors.  He now weighs 9 lbs, 8 oz, a gain of 7 oz over last week or double the goal.  What a big guy!

We're doing well and getting settled into our lives as the parents of two.
Charlie is still a very mellow little guy and only cries when we change his diaper or occasionally when he gets hungry.  He's a pretty good sleeper, generally waking every 3-4 hours to eat.  He has been wide awake typically after one of the overnight feedings, which is a little exhausting, but it could be a lot worse.  And last night the big shot went 6 hours and 15 minutes between feedings.  Nice!

Charlie had his first sponge bath last Wednesday and was not a fan.  He also has not been a fan of any baths since then.  Hopefully when he loses his umbilical cord and we can do a real bath he will enjoy it more.
Jack enjoyed playing in the bath tub too - might have to somehow squeeze him in there - might make bath time go more smoothly (he is still in an "I hate baths" phase).
Yesterday we had a mini play date with Charlie's BFF (aside from Jack), Ethan Asher.  This is Jack's BFF Addi's little brother and he is 2 weeks and 2 days older than Charlie.  They're going to have a lot of fun together in the future!  We think Charlie was trying to look taller than Ethan in the picture...
 Here are some pictures from the last few days of Charlie being cute.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

love it! I can't wait to meet the little man in person. Daddy's Mini Me