Thursday, February 24, 2011

6 weeks


Well, Sweet Boy, your mommy dropped the ball and didn't get a 1 month post done, but here is a 6 week update!

Weight background:
Birth: 6lb 15oz
Left the hospital: 6lb 8oz
1 Week: 7lb 3oz
2 Weeks: 8lb 3oz
6 Weeks: 10lb 5oz

When we saw your doctor today, she told me they want babies to gain 1oz per day and you had gained 34oz in the last 23 days.  You are a great eater and have the cutest little buddha belly!  Right now you usually go to bed around 11pm or so and sleep until 5 or 6, then you go back to bed until 9 or 10.  
That gives mommy time to either sleep a little more or get some housework done before you are up and ready to go for the day. 

You are making great eye contact and will follow me or your daddy with your eyes as we move around.  
You will watch your mobile and any other objects we put in front of you.
You are smiling so much!  

Your daddy and I will tickle your cheeks, nose, and chin and you will smile so big.  We spend our evenings on the couch staring at your sweet face and trying to make you smile and coo.  You have giggled several times for me, but never done it when your daddy is around.  It reminds me of when I was still pregnant with you and you would roll and kick but as soon as I called your daddy over to feel it, you would stop!  You are such a little stinker!

In the past month, you have gotten to see your "Aunt" Catie and "Uncle" Josh several times.  You get to see "Aunt" Catie about once a week now since she comes to town weekly for her appointments.  Your "Cousin" Gus should be here soon!  We can't wait for you two to meet each other!

Your "Aunt" Mandy came to visit for a long weekend.  She kept you for a couple of hours while mommy helped with a friend's baby shower.  It was wonderful for her to be here.  She would hold you while she and mommy watched movies and Bravo shows!  

You experienced your first snow!

And your first Valentine's day!

Mommy and Daddy went on their first date for Mommy's birthday. I think you handled it pretty well.

You have already gone on two trips in your short little lifetime.  

We went to Oklahoma City when you were 4 weeks old for you to meet your Uncle Ryan, Aunt Natalie, and Cousin Graham!  

It was such a special time and we got some great pictures of you and your cousin meeting!  

I can't wait to see you two grow up spending time together.  It will be so fun for you to have a cousin just one year older than you are.

This past weekend we went to your future home, San Antonio, so mommy and daddy could look for a house for us when we move.  

We think we have found a place.  We will find out if we for sure will be getting it in a few weeks, hopefully. 

While we were there we went to Randolph Air Force Base where your daddy will be working in a month and a half.  You also met your Aunt Kathy for the first time and saw your Grandpa Bill and Grandma Gloria again.  

They got to keep you for several hours while mommy and daddy house hunted.

You got your first prescription today.  You have been spitting up the past few days and that isn't normal for you.  After discussing this with your doctor, she believes you have GERD, so we are going to start you on Zantac.  Don't worry, your daddy made sure it was filled and administered correctly! :-)

Little Man, we love you so much.  Each day we can't wait to see what you are going to do.  I swear you get cuter and chubbier every day!  You are truly the light of our lives and we can't wait to see you grow and change.

We love you,
Mommy and Daddy


Josh and Catie said...

I love this post!!! It is amazing how much he has grown, such a cutie.

sarah beth hawk said...

such a sweet little man! he is precious randi!