Saturday, January 5, 2008

Just a few pictures and 4 week update

Anthony is 4 weeks old now. He had his 4 week doctor appointment yesterday and he is growing so much. He is now 10 pounds 3 ounces and 22 1/2 inches long. He is in the 60th percentile for weight and 75th percentile for height. Still not sleeping any better than when he was first born, were still up with him every 2-3 hours for feedings, and the last few days he has decided that he doesn't want to sleep at night. He is awake from about 10pm till about 3-4am. He isn't fussy, he just doesn't want to sleep, he prefers to stare at the ceiling. I'm hoping this is just a phase and he will quickly readjust back to sleeping at night. He is trying to smile, and if you put your finger in his hand he will grasp it tightly.

I start back to work on the 14th of January, only 9 days away, that will be a very sad day. I think Todd is a bit worried about how he is going to handle him at night. Were hoping he is sleeping a bit better by then. We haven't tried the bottle yet, but I guess we should do that soon. Although I wouldn't be surprised if Todd puts him in the car in the middle of the night and drives him up to the hospital were I'm working.

Here is a few pictures from this week.

Anthony and Daddy's hands

Anthony's first ND basketball game (1-3-08)
he slept through the whole thing

This picture would be so much sweeter if only it were taken in the
middle of the night instead of during the day.

Sleeping again during the day
Finally, he's awake during the day
I love this little boy!

Last night Francie came over to help us with Anthony for a couple hours so Todd and I could get a little bit more sleep. If you want to know what our nights are like, read about her experience HERE, then repeat every 2-3 hours and that's like what our nights are like, give or take.


Francie said...

Cute pictures! I love his little chubby legs in one of those pictures!
Maybe one of these days we can have a sleep-over!
I'm surprised he slept through the game, although he does like noise as long as it's a steady noise, right?
Hope he sleeps good tonight!

Libby G. said...

He is getting so big! I know with Kyra, once I started the supplemental formula at night, she started sleeping right through! At least he wasn't fussy, just staring at the ceiling...

Rachael said...

He's such a little cutie.

Yes, you better try a bottle. Ask Natalie about the horrible, terrible, no good day when I first went back to school and left Kristen (who refused ALL bottles) with her. Fun times.

Scoobers said...

Such a cute little guy!
Anthony is totally on your schedule. Nine months in the belly of a nightshifter may do that to a baby ;) Poor Todd though, and I'll be sad for you when you have to leaven him and return to work.

Everything will work out ok. So many new mom's here had the same worry and they've been fine. You'll all adjust with a little time.

BabyMakes3 said...

It might be a little soon since he's only 4 weeks old, but we read the book Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weisbluth (sp?) and it was probably the best thing we ever did.

Cecelia said...

Oh, he is growing so fast. I love the picture of his little hand on top of his daddy's. I think Anthony will do just fine when you go back to work. Todd can just stay up all night with him, and when you get home, you can all three go to bed.

Shannon said...

He looks like a little man. Unbelieveable how much he has grown.

Amy said...

He has already changed so much! He is getting so big. He is still perfect!

Mandy Lou said...

Oh super cute! Sorry he's only sleeping at basketball games, I'm sure he'll get that turned around soon ;-)