Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Connor: 2 weeks!

Wow...I can't believe Connor is already 2 weeks (and 1 day) old! When people tell you how fast time goes when you have a baby, they are not kidding. 

The past 2 weeks have been filled with so many emotions and memories and we are loving every second (even the 1 AM feedings) with our little guy.  I could stare at him all day and I give him at least 200 kisses a day.  He has brought so much happiness and love into our lives and I can not imagine life without him. 
Here is a little of what we have been up to and how our little man is doing.....
Weight/Height-  When we left the hospital on 5/22 he weighed 7.11 lbs and at his first doctor apt on 5/24 he was back up to 8 lbs. and he was 20 3/4 in.  I had to take him back to the doctor last Wednesday, 5/29, because I was worried he had an infection in his eye and acid reflux and he weighed 8.15!!!!  So, I am sure by now he is over 9 lbs but we will find out tomorrow at our 2 week appt. 
Sleep-  We have a great little night sleeper!  He usually sleeps 4-5 hours at a time at night.  Whohooo! We have gotten on somewhat of a schedule/routine in the evenings and it seems to really be working for him.  I feel rested pretty much every day and have only had to take a couple naps since coming home from the hospital.   During the day is a different story...although it is getting better.  He takes quick little cat naps all day long and takes 1 or 2 longer naps (2+ hours).  He loves the rock-n-play sleeper that he sleeps in at night and loves taking naps in his swing or on the boppy lounger....or on momma and daddy.  This baby loves to sleep skin to skin :)
Feedings-  Connor has done a great job with breastfeeding!  We have not had to use formula at all, so far. During the days he started out eating every 2-3 hours but the past several days it has been more like every hour or hour and a half. I am hoping he is just going thru a growth spurt and that in the next week or so we can get back to every 2-3 hours.  Most nights he will eat around 9 and eat and on for 45ish minutes, then he will sleep until 12:30-1.  Then he will eat again and sleep until 4ish.   I have to say, I LOVE breastfeeding way more than I thought I would.  It is definitely hard, painful at times and exhausting but so worth it.  I get all emotional when I think about the day that I will stop breastfeeding.   I also started pumping this week.  My body is producing A LOT of milk...way more than he is taking in.  So, I got Mastitis and it was awful.  High fever, flu like symptoms, extremely painful lumps in my breasts and hot spots.  Several people suggested I start pumping and storing the excess milk so I did and it has helped so much. 
Clothing/Diapers-  Size 1 in Pampers Swaddlers.  I am a bad mommy and don't have many outfits that fit him right now so he pretty much lives in white onesies and a couple other onesies that fit.  We assumed he would be much bigger at birth so I did not buy or register for a lot of newborn clothing....well it turns out that is what he needs!  He has SO many cute things for when he gets closer to 3 months.  I haven't left the house much yet so I haven't bought him anything new but I plan on making a Target and Babies R Us run soon to get a few things.  Poor guy has one boring wardrobe right now ;)
Favorite Equipment-  Definitely the Rock-N-Play Sleeper, My Little Lamb Swing and Boppy Lounger.....Connor and Mommy love all 3 of these for sleeping or awake time. 
-Smiles in his sleep a lot and started smiling some when awake during the 2nd week
-He is very gassy....constantly burping, spitting up and tooting ;)  Gripe Water or Gas Relief Drops help though.
-He loves to look at lights and windows.  I know he can't see very far right now but he is always staring out the windows or at a light that is on.
-Loves to be swaddled and shushed.  We have been using The Happiest Baby on the Block techniques and they really work when he is all worked up and fussy. 
-Hates to be cold
-Loves to go outside and swing with Mommy...he usually goes right
to sleep!
-Everyone says how strong he is.  He is starting to hold his head up and he is constantly kicking and moving around.  Our doctor thinks he will roll over soon.
-We had his newborn photo shoot last week!! Once I have all the pictures back from the photographer I will post some of them :)  Major cuteness overload :)
1st walk-  May 26th
1st bath-  June 1st
1st bottle (with breast milk, given by daddy)- June 2nd
And here are some pictures from our first couple weeks: 
 Spending time with Daddy outside on Memorial Day

 First walk around the neighborhood

 One of my favorite pictures :)

 Woke up Wednesday morning with a high fever and all the symptoms of Mastitis :(

 Tummy time with Daddy

 Baby Love

 So many things I should be doing but this is MUCH more fun

 The milk I pumped in just 30 minutes!
First bath and he loved it....as long as he was warm

 Didn't love getting out of the bath...poor baby was freezing!


Sara said...

I didn't have any newborn clothing either! For some reason I thought my baby girl would be huge and mostly had 3 mo stuff. So she spent her first few weeks in the same 3 pjs! Thank god for cloth diapers now she can wear more stuff :)
And you are so lucky you have so much milk! I went through the opposite :(
Your little boy is adorable!
Life with Baby Sophia

Rorie said...

OMG he is so sweet!! My little guy is 3 weeks and 1 day today! So we are going through a lot of the same things. I am so sorry about your mastitis :( I fear this a lot!!

Alyx said...

Holy cow!! You pumped all that in half an hour?! Sheesh, you will definitely have a nice supply built up, that's for sure! That's so great bc it means you get a break from midnight feedings once in a while, right?

Your little guy is absolutely adorable - love all the photos!!

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

Holy milk! You should definitely store it up for when you want to take a few hours to go shopping :) Love that pic of Connor in the towel...his cute little lip is killing me. I love your fav picture too--so lucky to capture a smile :D

Sarah said...

he is a doll!!

Carla said...

Hey Leslie. I just stumbled onto your blog a few weeks ago, but have enjoyed reading about baby Connor. Congragulations! My favorite pic is the "baby love" and him in the towel. Too cute! It's funny, because I have the same stroller set and bath tub that you do. (Jaxen was born almost a year ago). I also dealt with mastitis. Now that you have have had it, keep at eye on it...at least you know what to watch for. This is a long comment...sorry! But he is a cutie!

Amy said...

Sweet baby boy!

Meg {henninglove} said...

oh my gosh connor is just the sweetest!! he is so cute and his face in the last photo after the bath darling

eliz said...

hahah he is adorable!!! :-) So long too! don't you love when they stretch out so long..its like they are so excited they have space to move around!

Stephanie said...

Just stumbled on your blog... Connor is adorable! And I'll just echo what other people said... SO much milk! That's awesome! When my little man was 2 weeks old, I was lucky to get 2.5 oz in 30 min haha And girl, don't feel bad about having only a few clothes. My son wouldn't even fit in newborn when we brought him home so he spent the first two weeks of life in a diaper and wrapped up in a blanket and he was born on Valentines Day!

I'm following your blog now so I can keep up with your story :)