Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekly Update


Dear Story,

This last week you celebrated the sixth week of your life! It was a week of worry, fear and relief for your Mommy and Daddy. Here are your most notable accomplishments of the week:

  • After developing a rash on your face, neck and chest, Mom was convinced you had measles and brought you to the doctor who announced that had survived your first cold and now weighed an impressive 11 lbs 5 oz.
  • You outgrew your newborn diapers and are now in Pamper 1’s!
  • You also outgrew your newborn clothes and are now into the 3-6 mos. size – which is good, because Mommy has way more cute outfits in 3-6 mos. size.
  • You slept in the bed with Mommy and Daddy while you were sick and gave us three blissful nights of 6+ hours of sleep until we reluctantly returned you to your own bed.
  • Mommy discovered that you are only hungry every four to five hours now, giving her much more freedom.
  • You discovered your smile and used it often.
  • Dad discovered that we were letting you sleep too much during the day and we need to come up with new ways to entertain you when you are awake.
  • Mommy discovered that among your current daily activities, staring at the bird mobile is your favorite and tummy time is your least favorite.
  • It turns out that you love bath time, find it completely relaxing and sleep better on nights that you have it.
  • Also discovered that spit-up does not ruin the bath water but watery poops do.
  • Mommy and Daddy left you alone for the first time with two very capable babysitters that made you laugh and smile all night long – and can we tell you a secret? I think they fell madly in love with you.

It seems like every week you become more fun to play with as you develop more facial expressions and increase your already incredible motor control. I watch in wonder as you grow a little more each day, your face rounding out and your little butterball legs wrinkling as the ounces pile on. This week, when you wanted comfort, you wanted Mommy. And there was nothing quite as lovely as the sweet sigh you made when you stopped crying in my arms.

Xoxo - Mom

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