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-Blake went from 8 lb. 2 oz at birth to 7 lb. 11 oz two days later when we went to the dr’s office for his first initial check up. The doctors said it was normal and that his weight would be back up soon.
– At the two week check up, be was up to 8 lb. 14.5 oz. Basically, my milk is pure GOLD. He’ll be chunky in no time. I’m pretty sure he’s almost 10 lbs!
-He’s in size one diapers and enjoying life a little more. Those newborn ones were getting pretty snug! He’s also grown out of a few newborn clothes too. I’m both sad and happy about this. He’s growing so fast!
-Brooke is slowly adapting to her baby brother and is learning to be patient as am I. For the most part, she is really great and shows her love for her brother. My heart melts every time I see them together. I’ve turned into such a sappy mom!
-Getting any work done is very very difficult with 2 children. This means I’ve gotten pretty good at typing with one hand….and doing absolutely everything with my iPhone while I’m nursing the baby.-I took paternity leave for granted for sure. Also, it flew right by. I can’t nap whenever I want to now and it sucks!! I took this picture after a 2 1/2 hour nap in the middle of the day!
-Honestly though, things could be much worse! He’s a good eater and a good night sleeper! Occasionally I’ll be up 4 times with this little rascal, but generally it’s just twice. And, I’ve even gotten a few 5 hours stretches in too! 11pm-4am, baby!! Oh yeah. My daughter wasn’t nearly this good. Hopefully in a few more weeks, we’ll be up to 6 hours.
-And, at first I was paranoid to wake him up to nurse every 3 hours, but now that his double chin is taking over, I’m totally fine with letting him sleep however long he’d like at night.
-I love this boy. And this boy loves his pacifier. At first he wanted nothing to do with it, but by week two, he was all over it. But just the mam kind. He won’t take anything else. Also, I love this photo. It makes me laugh a lot.
-Seeing my husband with a teeny tiny baby makes my heart melt and slightly makes me want to have a million more babies. But then I remember the pain and the nausea and the jelly belly aftermath and change my mind.
-Speaking of jelly bellys, I’ve lost most of my pregnancy weight and have about 6 pounds more to lose before I’m at my pre-pregnancy weight. Not too shabby. Except my official pre pregnancy weight was 10 pounds higher than my normal weight because of all the damn clomid I took. So, I guess if I wanted to be an overachiever, I’d aim for 16 pounds.
-I have no muscle tone anywhere. It’s frightening. I’m starting to adjust my eating habits, but nothing drastic for the time being. Nursing makes me starved most of the day. I’m just trying to increase my fruit and veggie intake.
-Just like with Brooke, Blake has a sensitive stomach and gets a lot of gas and hiccups. I’ve adjusted my diet so I don’t have caffeine, chocolate, carbonated drinks, spicy foods or dairy. I assume the weight will fall right off since I can’t have what I want. Gas drops are my BFF.
Do you have any tips on babies with sensitive tummies? Like how to keep them happy? He’s mostly just cranky in the evenings for an hour or two.