Saturday, July 3, 2010

Weeks 2 and 3

Wow! Whit is nearly 3 weeks old! Again, my apologies for not getting this posted sooner - I missed the 2nd week 'birthday' so I thought I would just roll everything into week 3.

I think we are starting to get on a bit of a schedule now that we have passed the 2 week mark.  We did experience a bit of a growth spurt around day 11 - in breastfeeding terms this is labeled a 'frequency day' because the baby basically wants to eat every 1 1/2 hours for 1-3 days straight.  And since feedings are timed from the start of one to the start of the next and generally take about 30-40 minutes - once the baby had been fed, burped and changed (this takes about one hour) he would sleep for about 30 minutes (Mom and Dad would sleep about 15 minutes) and he would be ready to eat again! It was exhausting, but a part of the commitment to nature's most perfect baby food.

Big advancements this week - Whit is now holding his head up some of the time.  We do tummy time every day and he will pick up his head to look over at us.  Also, we are officially cordless! He looks so grown up with his belly button finally exposed.  And this development allowed us to take our first 'real' bath today. (Yes, I covered up his 'equipment' for modesty's sake.  We do have a good nude shot for his future girlfriends!) And we are now able to wear our adorable gDiapers.  For those of you who are curious, gDiapers are like recycling: A little extra work up front, but worth it in the end for the environmental impact and health for baby.  And not for everyone!

I'm posting a few pictures taken by Grandpa Hylton during week 1-2 and some taken by Mom and Dad during weeks 2-3.

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