Charlie, Your mommy isn't sure that she is going to be able to keep up with weekly blog posts because she has to make sure to have plenty of time to enjoy you and would much rather be doing that then being on the computer.
Your mommy can't believe it's already been a week since you were born. You melted your Daddy's and Mommy's heart from the first moment we saw you. Your daddy had this look in his eyes was so sweet and precious when he first saw you. (I remember the same look on our wedding day.)
We are definitely very proud of you. You did great at the hospital. You had no jaundice and were one of the bigger babies in the nursery. Your nurses said you slept very well. They said they had to wake you up when it was time for me to nurse. I elected to let you go to the nursery at night because I was trying to sleep. Although, I don't know that my sleep was great in the hospital. I am very happy with that decision because the nights right after you came home, I learned what an hour of sleep was really like. However, sometimes after our 5am feedings, I just couldn't send you back so I would keep you until the pediatrician came and was anxious to get you back to my room. Your mommy had a great hospital stay as well. The nurses took such good care of us.
We left on Thursday and by that time, your mommy had crazy hormones and was very nervous about coming home and being left to take care of you. You didn't seem too stressed abou thte thought of going home. Here you are in your going home outfit:
You weren't the best nurser for the first few days. Friday morning, we had a weight check at the pediatrician to learn that you lost more weight and were down under 8 pounds. Your mommy cried through the entire pediatrician appointment. Your mommy really felt like she wasn't doing as good as a job as she could. Breastfeeding is a challenge and your mommy didn't realize the amount of work it would take for you and her both. The pediatrician recommended that we go to a lactation specialist since your mommy's milk wasn't in yet. So, Friday afternoon, your mommy and daddy went to that with you in tow. The appointment was helpful and the lactation specialist thought you were being a little lazy. (Mommy blames that trait on Daddy.) :-) Both your daddy and mommy couldn't believe that they would ever have a child that didn't care about eating. Anyways, we had to start supplementing you with some formula for a few days to get your energy back up to nursing properly and your mommy had to pump to try to get her milk in. Luckily, that happened by Saturday. We made several trips for weight checks which meant you got used to the car seat and the car. So far you seem to be like riding in the car.
Over the next couple of days, things got significantly better. Your mommy started feeling better physically and emotionally. You started eating more and more and are now a champ! At your appointment on Monday, you were back over 8 pounds again. You started opening those beautiful eyes more and more.
Your daddy had to go back to work on Monday which was super hard for him. He missed you as much as you missed him. And I missed him too.
You love your swing. While it's hard to put you down during the day, you use it while we eat.
You wear a lot of clothes during one day and so does your mommy. It seems that you like to pee, poop, and spit up on whoever is holding you (you aren't picky). You have so many cute clothes to choose from.
You are a great sleeper.
Your Grammie and Grandpa are also very proud of you.
Happy one week birthday my little man. I love you more and more every day and look forward to the weeks/months/years ahead.