Thursday, May 27, 2010

Life with a newborn

So, it has been a few days since I have updated little man's progress!  We have went to the doctor again for our 2 week check-up, well actually we were one day late, but they worked us in with Dr. Carter on Tuesday May 25th.  Mom had written down his appointment time, but we were all thinking it was 2 weeks from his first visit, but it was 14 days old!  It was our gain though because we got to see Dr. Carter instead and we loved him.  He was very thorough and asked us if we had a questions and had great bedside manner.  He had gained back up to eight pounds, which was 14 ounces in one week, he is a hungry monkey!!  His head was 14 inches and he was 18 1/2 inches long, they only do head to heel at the doctor.  We had some concerns about his breathing, it kinda sounded like a wheeze, but he said that was completely normal.  He also said babies do not overeat and they will stop when they are full, they aren't like us and keep going!  Landon has been a great eater, I am breastfeeding and he loves eating time... It is one of the most enjoyable things I have ever done, I get to watch him grow and I talk 2 him while he is eating.  He will turn his head now when I am talking if he hears my voice, what a wonderful feeling!  I usually stay up til about 11 pm and we get up about 2 or 2:30 and usually last again til about 6.  He really is a great baby!  I am getting on a schedule and it makes it much easier.  We get his bath around 11 and then I get mine!  Toph has been working evening shift at Wise on Tuesday and Wednesday, so we pack up and head to Granna B's.  I never knew I could pack so much stuff, we have about 5 bags and boppy!  Tuesday was also our first solo trip to Granna's, with just me and him in the car.  I was nervous, but he slept the whole trip.  He has had lots of visitors to come and see him and today his Aunt Carrie and the girls came to swim.  I finally set up his video monitors and got out in the pool for about an hour.  It was so nice, but I am sunburned.  I guess since I am nursing I get more hungry and thirsty so I feel like I eat more now that when I was pregnant, but it makes me weak if I don't eat.  I have lost 25 pounds, but still have lots to go... But I feel like I am so light compared to what I was at the end, I really didn't realize it, but I was pretty miserable there at the end.  Today, Landon is 17 days old, I love watching him grow, but sad to see him grow at the same time.  I guess this is normal... Landon gets to meet his one and only Uncle Ben this weekend, we are getting excited to see him.. He hasn't got to visit because he lives in Panama City.  We are looking forward to our very first Memorial Day as a family of three... With Love, the Wilsons!!

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