Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The (late) two-week Luke update, plus some babbling

Luke had his newborn appointment last Thursday, his official two-week birthday. Per the pediatrician, everything checks out perfectly. She was very pleased with his weight gain, we have official permission to now feed exclusively on demand (which we had pretty much been doing anyway), and he's getting big!

Official weight: 9 lbs 4 oz; a gain of 1 lb 11 oz from his lowest weight
Official length: 21 3/4 inches; a gain of 2 1/4 inches (in just two weeks!!)

No wonder he's been eating like he has a black hole for a stomach! LOL DH hopes it is a sign that he's well on his way to seven feet tall (yeah right; DH is only 5'8", and I'm only 5'2"). Things continue to go well. I even got two blocks of 4+ hours of sleep last night, with only 45 minutes in between for a diaper change and feed. I'm not betting that it will last, but it sure was nice, even for a single evening.

This is day 2 of "going it alone" all day long, and things are fine. I wasn't even sure late last week that I would be able to handle it, but I continued to improve physically over the weekend, and I am now comfortable carrying him up and down the stairs, which is a considerable bonus. I thought I was going to be confined to up or down for a while. Give me another couple of weeks, and we'll be going out! But not yet.

Jacob is coming this weekend to get his first in-person look at his nephew. Mom and Dad will be coming as well. I can't wait!

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