Saturday, August 18, 2012

3 Weeks Old

3 Weeks Old

Eating: Liam still eats constantly, it's his favorite thing to do!  And he is one messy eater!  When packing his diaper bag to leave the house, I need to make sure to have extra clothes for him & me!  I feel like I'm constantly changing my shirt which is covered in milk spots.  I'm hoping he gets a little more efficient as he gets older...

Sleeping: He usually will sleep for a good 4 hour stretch sometime each night!  This makes momma sooo happy!  He's also getting in a few hours in his pack 'n play some nights...other nights he wants nothing to do with it.  I swear he can be sound asleep, but the second his head touches the pack 'n play he is wide awake and ready to eat or play.  We're still working on that routine.

Diapering: I am loving his cloth diapers!  They are oh so soft and very cute on his little bum.  I'm so glad Conor & I made this choice for him.  Right now I'm doing laundry every other day, and I don't mind at all.  Plus, I like not having to buy a pack of disposables every few days!  Can't wait to share a post all about our stash of diapers, what we like best, and my wash routine!  I encourage anyone with a baby to really consider this option!

Health: Liam recently had a pediatrician appointment at 2 1/2 weeks old.  He is perfectly healthy; our doctor was very impressed with his weight gain, especially since I exclusively breastfeed him.  Here are his stats...  9 lbs (up 10% from his birth weight), 22 1/2 inches long (100th percentile!!), 37 cm head.  Our baby boy is so long & lean!

Likes: Showers!  Both Conor & I have taken him into the shower with us for a quick rinse off'.  It just seems so much easier than getting his little tub out and he loves being held against us with the warm water running all over him.  And it's the cutest thing ever to see him in there!  He also loves when we sing to him!  Sometimes it will immediately calm him down, even when he's really gotten himself worked up about something.  The other day I was trying to take a shower while he slept in his car seat in the bathroom with me...  He woke up when I'm was almost finished, so to keep him calm I sang him a couple rounds of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!  He was entertained by his momma for a good few minutes with that! :-)

Outings:  No exciting outings this week; just a few grocery stores and some random errands.  Liam is such a looker that he attracts attention from all sorts of strangers!  My trip to Costco took much longer than normal because everyone kept stopping me to oogle the little man and ask all sorts of questions about him.  I love showing him off though, so I didn't really mind!

Visitors: This week, my friend Haley was back in Seattle for a visit and to take Liam's newborn photos!  We had so much fun playing with him around the house, and then we went back to Discovery Park to get some more pictures.  I cannot wait to see them!  I'm pretty sure Haley fell in love with our little boy....I think Liam put the pressure on her to get started on her own family! :-)  To finish up a wonderful weekend, my good friend Chris Poppy came over for Sunday afternoon drinks and to meet Liam!

Best Moment:  It is so hard to pick a best moment each week...  However, each day his smiles are getting bigger and each one puts even bigger smile on my face!  I love each & every one...they are all the best!

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