Tuesday, July 21, 2009

6 Weeks Old!

6 weeks and you are getting so darn big! In fact, you are definitely going through a growth spurt this week because you are nursing like a crazy man! I just put you down and you want to eat again right away! At your first doctor's appointment last Thursday you weighed in at a whopping 11.4- that is almost 4 pounds in 5 1/2 weeks!

You and R-Man at the doctor's!

Everything else checked out well at your doctor's visit (first time seeing this doc and he was awesome- he spent over an hour with us!)! However, you did scream the WHOLE time! To be honest, I was kind of glad you did so that he would believe me when I said that you were a screamer! He said that he didn't think it was true colic but rather just fussi-baby-ness! Yes, you are just like your brother! Everyone says you never get two crazy babies in a row, but they are WRONG! It's okay though- you fit in well with our high-strung family!

Your brother adores you and wants to hold you all the time! You love watching his crazy antics and having him talk to you! In fact, you are enjoying interacting with us more and more! You are usually fairly quiet and alert right after you wake up in the morning and love cooing and smiling up at us! You even quieted down the other day mid-cry when I laid you down and started singing The Itsy Bitsy Spider to you! I was shocked but kept on singing! However, just singing usually isn't enough- you like a full on production with hand gestures and crazy facial expressions! When I ran out of baby songs I started with showtunes and probably got through half of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat before you were ready to be picked up again!

You are tracking well with your eyes and seem to be able to see farther and farther away. You are also beginning to turn your head in response to our voices and your name! It is getting harder and harder to remember what it was like without having you here. You are the perfect addition to our family and we love you so much!

Here are other cute pictures of you from this week-


Michelle said...

The part about not getting 2 fussy babies in a row made me smile. I said the same thing to my husbad...my first was so fussy and I figured my next would be a breeze. Oh well I love them both no matter what!