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Monday, May 13, 2013

Nolan @ 2 weeks

Nolan is 2 weeks old today!  In some ways I can't believe he's already 2 weeks old...and how these weeks have flown.  And in other ways- it's already hard for me to remember what it was like before he was here.

Today he had his 2 week well-visit.  Good news!  He weighed in at 8lbs, 8.5 oz (the 50th percentile).  When we went for his weight check at 1 week, he had only gained an the doctor wanted him to gain an ounce a day since then...And he did.

He's now 21 inches (he's grown 0.75 inches since birth)....and is in the 75th percentile.

And he's still a little jaundice...but the bilirubin levels are still really low for his age and such, so the doctor is not concerned.  Hopefully it will go away within the next few months. 

My mom made this adorable blanket.  It's the perfect weight for the warmer weather and we use it everyday.

After the weight and measurements by the nurse...we had to wait a little bit before the doctor came in.  So he took a little catnap.

 Nolan also hit another milestone today.  He had his first bottle.  I wasn't sure when the 'right' time was for this...but with Grace- I think we waited 3 weeks and she ended up not taking a bottle for 4 months!!  And with me going back to work in July...I need him to take a bottle.  He drank about 3 ounces and appeared to do pretty well with it.  

I took his picture in this cute little outfit because it's size NB and it was a little tight this will be his last time wearing it.  But it's so darn cute.  :)  I've been having fun dressing him up in little boy clothes.


This girl loves her brother so very much.  I find myself getting a little annoyed lately because it's like she just can't help herself and wants to touch him and pick him up and just constantly in his face...even after many, many reminders of not doing such things.  But after uploading these pictures today and seeing in her face.... just how much she loves's given me a new wave of patience (not that I won't ever lose it again, but feeling a little refreshed tonight).  I made them stay at the table while I took the pictures above....and Parker kept asking, "Now can I come see him?"  She couldn't stand the wait.

See how she looks at him.

Looks like brother's already going after the glasses.

Middle sis joined in, too.  :)


And speaking of cute outfits....I took these pictures yesterday.



Nolan @ 2 weeks:  He eats about every 3 hours or so during the day.  It takes him about 30 minutes to nurse....which I am hoping he speeds up eventually!   During the day- if he doesn't wake on his own, then I wake him up.  My thoughts.....I want him to get his nutrition during the day, not the night!  ;)  At night- he usually wakes up every 3-4 hours.....and most of the time...he lets me either swaddle him and lay him in the pack and play....or just put him in the rock-and-play sleeper.  All in all...he's a pretty good baby.  He doesn't really have a specific fussy time in the day yet like the girls did...and I'm hoping this stays true.  I'm nervous to even write all of this out because I'm sure he'll make me a liar tonight.  Ha!


Lisa said...

He is so precious! Parker adores him and she just lights up when she talks about him at school.

Sanz said...

Sounds like you are adjusting to your new life well! I love his little outfit with the tie! That is so adorable.

Viv said...

He is so durn cute! Saw his Papaw and Gran last night and they said they had been to see him and Gran was saying how much that Grace loves him. She said Parker was at school but she knew she loved him too!. Love you all!


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