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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Past Week

Here we are, all wrapped up in the blanket sent to us by Reid's cousins Joanie and Keith... and he slept in it last night! Thank you!

Sorry that it has been almost a week since my last update... what can I say except time flies when you have a newborn? And how long do you get to call a baby a newborn? The first month? The first three months?

At any rate, last week we had his 2 and a half week check up on Thursday. The great news is that at that check up the pediatrician generally wants babies to have regained their birth weight (which for Wesley would have been getting back to 6lbs 14oz). He not only did that, he surpassed it! He weighed 7lbs 4 oz! What that means is that breastfeeding is obviously going well. I have had no trouble with him latching on or with production or pain. I know for a fact that I am very lucky!

On the downside, the hematoma on the side of his head had not really gone down. So we went ahead and scheduled an ultrasound for Friday morning just to have it scanned and to make sure that nothing else is wrong. The ultrasound went off without a hitch (he amazingly enough slept through the whole thing) and the radiologist really did not think there would be any trouble. We should hear from the pediatrician sometime later this week with the results. In the mean time Reid thinks that it is going down... since I look at it all day every day I can't be sure. Either way, if it is indeed a hematoma it will go down in its own time (which according to the other pediatrician in the office can take up to 8 weeks).

All wrapped up on the table for his ultrasound... he had lots of gel on his head by the end but didn't seem fazed by the process at all!

Wesley has also had a few full baths now... and he likes them! Certainly more than he liked the sponge baths on the table!

In our first "real" bath!

In other news, my sister Sarah and neice Raley flew in on Sunday to spend the week with us and to meet Wesley. Raley has mainly ignored Wesley though she has given him a few sweet pats and brought him things from time to time. We are having fun having the two of them in the same room with three dogs! There is always something exciting going on! And tomorrow my dad flies in to add to the excitement. Of course that also means that my mom will be leaving in just two short days... but I'm going to try not to think too much about that now!

Three generations... mom, Raley and Sarah!

Sweet, dreaming baby...

Aunt Sarah with nephew Raley!

Grandma and Raley reading together

Wesley looking very grown up for a three week old I think!

And a gratuitous adorable sleeping baby picture!


amy said...

So cute, Jenna! It must be a little scary for you and Reid with Wesley's head, but I'm glad to hear that things are well.

We received the birth announcement a few days ago (or maybe weeks...I have no sense of time any longer). I had an idea of what it might be, so I let the kids open it. They're pretty baby-crazy, so they were ecstatic to find Wesley's pictures inside! He's well adored, even from far away.

Anonymous said...

thank you for your pictures. Judy