Friday, July 24, 2009

Two Weeks Old

Well, he's really two weeks and three days, but who's counting! He weighed in at 7 lbs, 9.5 oz (which is still lower than his birth weight). Connor's doctor isn't asking us to do formula (yay!), but he also doesn't feel comfortable waiting until his two month appointment to see if he's gaining enough weight. So he's added in another appointment.

Connor Highlights:
- He's really beginning to hold his head up on his own (for short periods)
- We've started "tummy time," and he is not a fan of it!
- His head is almost completely healed where his Cephalohematoma was.
- He's eating like a champ

Mommy & Daddy Highlights
- Breastfeeding is MUCH easier than Mommy thought it was going to be
- We are both quite sleep deprived, although Mommy still struggles to take naps
- Having a baby has bonded us in a way that is indescribable.
- Mommy is more in love with Daddy than ever before!


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So glad breast feeding is easier than you thought. After hearing horror stories for years it makes one wonder. What's "tummy time?" Wish I could wing my way up to your area and say hi to Connor. For now, you'll have to give him a hug from his first cousin once removed. :-)

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I also had heard horror stories and so perhaps because I went into it thinking it would be that way, it was much easier than I anticipated. I HIGHLY recommend going to a breastfeeding class if it's something you're interested in doing. They put Connor in my arms an hour after he was born and I knew what to do already; it completely took the stress out of it.

Because of the new research on SIDS, babies have to be put on their backs to sleep. Never are they supposed to sleep on their tummies anymore (like we did when we were babies). So, you have to do "tummy time" during the day, where you put them on their tummies, so they learn how to push themselves up, lift their heads up, etc. :-) He HATES it!!!

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