Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sam's 1 month doctor visit

Saturday was Sam's one month check-up and he passed!  I guess we'll keep him.  I was curious to see how much weight he had gained because I feel like my milk supply is better this time.  But, surprisingly, he didn't weigh that much.  And much less than Jack at the same age.  I was kind of bummed.  And he didn't gain much in height.  Perhaps we're destined to have a little guy.  Too early to tell I suppose but I hope he gains in percentiles over the next few months.  Here are his stats:

Weight - 8lbs, 15ozs (30th percentile)
Height - 21.75 inches (55th percentile)

The doctor asked us about sleep and she didn't seem that impressed that we were holding Sam in bed all night.  Don't you think that's impressive?  In fact, it was history repeating itself.  I looked up my blog post from Jack's one month appointment and this is what I wrote:

The doctor asked us different questions and we described life with Jack, including his nighttime sleeping routine.  She said she thought he should be sleeping more than 2 hours at a time at night.  Well, I agree.  That would be nice.  She wants us to try to establish a nighttime routine and put him down in the crib or bassinet.

Well, we got the exact same speech.  Of course, after Jack's appointment I immediately started a very structured bedtime routine that involved goodnights, bath time, the same book and song, etc.  Not sure how I'm supposed to do this with Sam when I'm putting Jack to bed at the exact same time.  And Sam is still pretty darn sleepy during the day.  After some feedings, there are lots of times where he just won't stay awake for his alert time.  So...I've decided that I'll attempt a bedtime routine but won't really feel any pressure about the whole thing until he's about two months old.  Procrastination!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sam is 1 month old today!

I can't believe it's been a month already.  It's flown by!  Probably because we are otherwise occupied with our first born.

Sam is doing great and has his one month doctor's check-up tomorrow.  He seems to be growing a lot so we'll see exactly how much.  His sleep is not good...just like his big brother he refuses to be put down at night so he's sleeping on our chest or in our arms.  But for some reason this time it seems less horrible.  Even if we only get 90 min or two hour stretches at a time.

All in all though, he seems like a mellow happy little dude.  Can't wait for the next few months when a personality emerges.  :-)

Happy one month birthday Sam!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sponge Bath

Sam has not really enjoyed his sponge baths.  Nor should he because it's probably pretty cold and scary.  But, at the end of the day, he's still willing to cuddle up in his doggy towel.

Tried to recreate this cute pic of Jack (below) that I love but it's the wrong pose and apparently there is a large quality difference between iphone photos and real camera photos in low light.  :-)  Nonetheless, there are my two boys around 2 or 3 weeks old!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Catching up


 I'm so behind on blogging and posting photos but there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day. Obviously. But here are some photos from the hospital. So, about three weeks ago! Enjoy.