Today we had his 2-week checkup. He weighed in at a whopping 9 lbs 3 oz. (60th percentile), over a pound heavier than his birth weight of 8 lbs 2 oz. Holy cow! I was relieved to see that he is so healthy and growing so well. He is also 21 3/4" long (85th percentile), and his head is 14 1/2" (45th percentile).
Wes is continuing to eat every 2 hours except for a single 4-hour stretch overnight. Once in a while we will get a second longer stretch of 3 or 3 1/2 hours overnight, but he is usually growly for milk every 2 hours like clockwork. In the waiting room today I was seated next to a mother of a 2-week-old girl; this mother was talking to a friend about how her baby was sleeping 11:00-5:00 each night. Yes, I am seething with jealousy, but I know that Wes will start sleeping longer soon. Quinn's first 5-hour stretch was at 5 weeks old, and she was sleeping 6 hours at a time at 6 weeks old. Meanwhile, we are hanging in there. Coffee and Diet Mountain Dew are our best friends right now. :-)
|Handsome man in his fall clothes. Who needs sock(s)?|
|No-pants crew exhibiting a rare moment of quietude.|