Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Seth's Summary: 6 weeks

Smiles and coos! Seth has been rewarding Jason and I with big-mouth smiles, squeals and coos.


The big deal this week is that Seth had a weigh-in at the pediatrician. Guess who weighs 11.2 lbs at 6 weeks??? Yep, Seth gained 2.5 lbs in 3 weeks. The boy likes to eat!

Feedings: Breastfeeding with Seth is still going well. He still has 8 feedings a day, with a middle of the night feeding at 4-4:30am and his last feeding at 10:30pm.

Awake time: typically lasts about 10-15 minutes after Seth's feedings. Sometimes I give Seth a bath, but most of the time I try to have Seth lay on his back and explore his world. Seth tends to get more awake time in the early evening, right when Daddy comes home!

Tummy time: Seth really gets into tummy time on his playmat. He makes little squeals and rocks his legs back and forth when he tries to push himself up.

Other fun and sweet things about Seth:
- He is extremely alert in the early afternoon and evenings. When Jason comes home, he puts Seth on the floor and spends time giving Seth big smiling expressions and he's being rewarded with big toothless smiles and coos from Seth.
- Seth gets really excited when he's put on the changing table. He pumps his legs back and forth and shakes his arms. He even smiles up at the elephant mobile.
- His legs and arms are getting thicker, so we started using Huggies diapers for now because they seem to work well with babies that have thicker legs. We have officially had 7 days without a leak! Knock on wood.

January 21, 2010:
I love to get close up to Seth's feet and hands. They will never be this small again!

January 22, 2010:
Only a mother takes a picture of her baby's diaper bum!

January 23, 2010:
Seth's first trip to Perkins! I was dying to get out and go out for breakfast with my two men. Seth did great and sat contentedly while his mommy and daddy feasted on delicious breakfast....one day he will understand.:) We're becoming more and more confident taking out an infant, because we find Seth does well and seems to enjoy a change of scenery whenever we take him out in his carseat.

January 24, 2010:
Go Vikings! Sad to say, it was a tough day for the Vikings. Who puts their baby in an adult Vikings jersey?!

January 25, 2010:
Guess who? This is one of the last times that I laid Seth down for a nap in this direction in his crib. He is now too long to lay vertically in his crib.

January 26, 2010:
Our little bu-bushcka! Doesn't Seth just look like a MN "frozen tundra" little honey?

January 27, 2010:

January 28, 2010:
Seth's diaper was dubbed "the bikini diaper" by his nurse practicioner. He's wearing a size "newborn" Huggies diaper - way too small for his 12.5lb little body! Ha! I had a hunch that he was getting heavier and might be out of the newborn size, but 12.5lbs confirmed that hunch!

January 29, 2010:

January 30, 2010:

January 31, 2010:

Look how high Seth can raise his head! He loved looking at himself in the mirror on his playmat.

February 1, 2010: Seth is staring out the window in our living room. He is drawn to lights and windows.

February 2, 2010:
Grandma T. came to visit with Seth, even though he was taking a nap most of the time!

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