Wednesday, July 2, 2014

1 week old


This post is coming a tad bit late.  At least I got the picture done on time.  He is now 12 days old.  It's hard to find time to write a post nowadays.  Oliver is always wanting to eat.  I will feed him for an hour and he will take a small nap and wake up hungry.  At his one week mark, he was literally eating every hour and I was about to lose my mind.  I also felt bad for Penelope because I was literally attached to Oliver the whole time. 

At his 5 day check-up, he weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces.  That puts him in the 70th percentile for weight.  He was also 22 inches long, putting him in the 97th percentile for length.  Those numbers are crazy to me since Penelope has always been in about the 60th for weight and 30th for height.  He has an anterior dimple.  We have to go to Akron Children's in a few weeks for a spine scan.  I'm not worried about it at all. 

Unfortunately,  Oliver is very gassy.  I give him gas drops, but I don't know how well they really work.  I feel bad for him because he gets very fussy because of it.    

I try not to leave the house very much.  But he is less than two weeks old, so I think that's a given.  We have taken him out 4 times so far.  I haven't mastered nursing him in any other place than my home, so that's probably why.  I would like to have a bottle for him if we have to go out in public.  Much easier and quicker. 

It really is amazing that after I gave birth, I suddenly didn't have to pee every 30 minutes, or eat every hour and I can walk again!  It's crazy how quick everything changes.  And I have lost about 25 pounds since he was born. 

Our vacation and 11 hour road trip begins in 24 days.  I'm hoping he will be able to handle that long drive.  I'm sure he will be sleeping for longer periods by then anyways. 

Now it's time to give the little man a bath :)