Saturday, December 24, 2011

Catching Up!

Urgh, it's been awhile since I've posted.  There's so much to catch up on, but Little Man constantly needs attention.  He wants to the be held all. the. time.  Even when he is fast asleep, the minute we put him down, he opens his little eyes and starts crying.  I remember vaguely that Matthew was the same way.  I'm hoping he grows out of this soon.  It's frustrating.

It's Christmas Eve already! The kids got to open a present each this morning.  They each got a Star Wars lightsaber and were battling it out this morning.  Cute!

Last week, we drove to San Antonio "Hill Country" for a little mini-vacation. There's no way to pack light when you have  6-week old with you.  All in all, we did pretty good.  The boys had a good time - the got to swim, go on the watersides, played with some other kids they met the resort, and ice skate on a synthetic ice rink (plastic sheet covered in wax).  It was  nice little break from our routine or lack of routine back at home.  We stayed at the Westin La Cantera and the JW Marriott (love this resort). The lobbies were so beautifully decorated.

Beautiful fireplace and mantle in the Westin La Cantera

Gingerbread village at the JW Marriott
I wanted to go all out with the Christmas decorating this year.  I really had high aspiration since I knew that I would be maternity leave and thought that I would have so much time.  Boy was I ever wrong! Even as I'm typing, I know the meter running. With that in mind, this post is a catch all post.

Here's some stats on Mark:

Age: 7 weeks
Weight: 10 lbs. 12 oz. up from his 4-week weight of 7 lbs., 11 oz.
Length: Did not get because this was not a well baby visit.  He was at 21 inches on his 4-week visit.  He's probably grown another inch since then.
Feeding: Mostly formula now.  About 3-4 oz. at about every 3-4 hours
Sleep: Not through the night yet.  Wakes up about every 3 hours for feeding. Will rarely nap unless he's being held

Misc: Belly button fell off on 11/13/11. Circumcision ring fell off on 11/14.  First bath on 11/15/11 at 9am.  He loved it and did not cry. He is the most calm right after bath time.

First smile: 12/12/11-right in time for Christmas!

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