Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2 Weeks Old-November 10th, 2010!

Karleigh, you are 2 weeks old!  I cannot believe how fast time is flying!  You are getting so big!  I'm going to try and update your growth monthly but we had a doctor appointment this week so I wanted to get a few things written down.  Not to mention that these weeks have been a little sleep deprived and I'm still recovering from the surgery so I want to make sure I remember this. 
At 2 weeks you weighed 6 lbs even and were 19 1/2 inches long!  A whole inch in 2 weeks!  I wish I could grow like that!  You're still pretty small in terms of most babies.  You were only in the 3rd percentile for weight but Dr Sawyer says that your weight gain was fantastic and he was very pleased! 

Most newborn clothing and diapers are still very large on you.  You only have a handful of outfits you can wear and those are actually PJs but you still look adorable!  You had your first upset tummy at 3 days old when mommy's milk finally came in.  It took you a little while to get used to digesting the milk so we had our first completely sleepless night that night.  

Your first trip out of the house was on Halloween.  We went back to the hospital for a bilirubin check for your jaundice which went well!  Then we went to Granna & Pappaw's house to visit.  Pappaw & Daddy passed out candy to all the trick or treaters while we all just stared in awe of how pretty you are.  Uncle Spud & Alicia came over too.  Uncle Spud just loves you!  He even willingly changed your diaper!  You get lots of attention!
At 10 days old we had your first professional pictures taken at Sears in the mall.  You sleep almost all the time right now (except at night! ha!) and during the pictures was no different.  We did manage to get a hand full of pictures with your eyes open by turning off the lights before snapping a shot.  You thought it was a very mean trick! 
You are breastfeeding like a champ.  You eat regularly but slowly...15 minutes on each side every 4 hours which is pretty nice for momma.  Most babies your age demand food much more often than that.  I do have to keep you awake during feedings by undressing you or tickling your feet because nursing makes you very sleepy.  It takes a while to feed, burp, and change you so at night we only sleep in about 2 1/2 hours increments. 
You're having a little trouble differentiating day time from night time.  You and momma have spent several nights in the living room watching infomercials.  You don't mind your bouncy seat though you haven't really spent much time in it.  You're a little spoiled and get held most of the time.  You really don't care for your swing but your Granna thinks that will change soon because your momma loved to swing so we'll see how that goes.  
On your 2 week birthday you're Uncle Spud introduced you to a pacifier so we've been calling it your "Spunkle."  You seem kinda indifferent to it really.  You'll suck for a little bit and then spit it out.  Sometimes you love it...sometimes you won't take it at all.  It is really hit or miss.  You definitely have your own opinion on how things should go around here!  Momma tries to swaddle you at night time but you bust your hands out every single night!  Your hands are always up next to your face and head and we're pretty sure you did that while in mommy's tummy too.  That is why we had such a hard time getting good sonogram pictures of you!  
You sleep in your pack n play in Momma & Daddy's room.  Momma likes to hear you breathe at night not to mention it makes night feedings much easier.  
You try a little tummy time everyday but you really don't like it and you really don't like your Poly vi sol vitamin that Dr. Sawyer wants you to take.  You spit the majority of it out and make terrible faces!  
You've had lots of visitors during your first 2 weeks...Granna, Pappaw, Uncle Spud, Alicia, Granny, Pops, Brittany, Anna, Daisy, Dave & Angie, Doyle & Wanda, Mammaw & Guy, and the Sims family.  And those are just the people since we've been home...it doesn't count the tons of people who were at the hospital.  Everyone has different opinions on who you look like.  You have lots of hair just like I did when I was a baby but it looks like you will have blue eyes like Daddy's.  You make the funniest faces and sometimes they look just like your daddy's faces.  I think you will favor him a lot but might have my nose.  Everyone says that you are just the most beautiful baby they have ever seen and I totally agree!  :)  
Momma has been recovering well from the C-section.  She just has a hard time getting out of bed and rolling over.  She lost 25 lbs by your 1 week birthday and then a total of 34 lbs by your 2 week birthday!  That was all of the weight she gained while pregnant with you! 
Sweet girl, you are your mom and daddy's pride and joy!  We are over the moon in love with everything you do!  
I love you baby girl,
Mom

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