Jan 19 12
by cara
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2 Weeks Old

Slingshot,

(you know his real name, but this is his blog “handle” from now on! )

I can’t believe you are 2 weeks old already!  We’re still adjusting to having you at home with us and to being a family of four.  At 2 weeks old:

  • You weigh 6 pounds 1 ounce (3%).  You still haven’t reached your birth weight of 6 pounds 5 ounces again, but we’re getting close!
  • You are 20 inches long (27%).
  • You look EXACTLY like your big brother (see photo below).  We hear that from just about everyone, and it’s absolutely true!  I can’t wait to see how your personality develops.

The Little Apple, about 10 days old.  Doesn’t Slingshot look just like him?!

  • You’ve finally figured out how to latch on properly and enjoy nursing (particularly those all night marathons!).  I am so thankful that I don’t have to pump anymore and that we don’t have to feed you with a syringe.
  • You sleep ALL the time during the day!  Your big brother was on the other end of the sleeping spectrum, so we don’t quite know what to do with you (answer: embrace it!  take a nap!  be productive! ).
  • You still keep me up quite a bit at night.  When you’re awake, you want to be nursing.  So we’ve had quite a few nights with 2 or 3 hour long nursing marathons.  Not very fun for mommy, but I’m hoping this will pass soon.  You’re a growing boy!
  • You still see me exclusively as The Milk Lady.  If I’m holding you, you are rooting around trying to eat (even if you just ate).  I can only really cuddle with you when you’re asleep.  Daddy is much better at calming you down than I am.
  • We think you may have a bit of reflux.  Hopefully not as severe as big brother’s, but we’ll see.  At least we know what to do about it.
  • You make the cutest faces!  You’ve mastered the confused look (see photo above), the angry look, the pouty face, and the excited face.  We can’t wait to see you smile!
  • You are already holding your head up really well when we put you on your tummy, and you look SO close to rolling from front to back.  You hate tummy time though.

Love,

Mommy

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