How how how has it been seven weeks?! Our little ham is growing each day and I can't help but love each new trick he learns. He is starting to let his little personality shine through and it just melts us!
Weight: We had to go to the doctor on Monday to have his belly button chemically cauterized because it was still oozing from his umbilical granuloma. Since we were there, we got to check his weight. On Monday he was 6 weeks and 3 days old and he weighed 12 pounds 12 ounces!! He started in the 27th percentile and is now in the 87th. We have a big boy on our hands!
Sleep: Little man is still waking up every 2-4 hours at night to eat. The longest stretch we've had has been four hours. We tried giving him a bottle of mama's milk before bed to really fill him up and he still only slept three hours. I try to 'shhhh' him to get him to go back to sleep instead of eat, but he truly is hungry. He guzzles down a meal then goes back down really easy. After his 4:00am(ish) feeding he is SUPER grunty and does not settle unless I am holding him. Needless to say, he is not whiny at all, nor is he hard to put to sleep, but working off broken sleep is rough. I am exhausted!
Clothes: It depends on the brand, but definitely 3 months for Carter's and Gerber brands. Old Navy/Gap 3-6 months outfits are just a tiny bit big, but he has been wearing them. It seems like overnight he grew out of all his newborn clothes.
Diaper Size: 1s, but he should be wearing 2s! He has had two blow outs in two days, so I'm thinking it is time to size up!
Personality: He is a little ham! He definitely is smiley and knows his mama's voice and face. Just about anyone can get him to smile and he is only really mad when he is not getting fed when he wants it...that minute!! He doesn't cry for diaper changes or getting dressed, but he is still hit or miss on baths.
Our sweet buddy boy,
These last seven weeks with you have been the best. Your faces and coos, even in the middle of the night, make my heart swell!! You're my favorite! I can't wait to see you grow and develop.
Your dad and I love you so, so much!