And another week is in the books! The past 2 weeks have both flown by and also crawled. Such is life with a newborn! As I wrote last week, for the first few weeks of Owen’s life I’m going to do a short little picture-packed post on how the week went and any new fun stuff. So let’s get to it!
Weight: As of Thursday (10 days old) Owen was back up to his birth weight of 5 lbs 15 oz. Just like Ryan, he’s been a slow gainer and there were multiple weight checks after we were finally out of the hospital to make sure he started gaining.
Owen is SUCH a different baby than Ryan was. Ryan was alert and interested all the time, and had a pretty nasty case of colic. He needed to be held 24/7 and would only fall asleep while being nursed and rocked. Owen loves to just chill and when he’s not napping he’s just content taking in the world. I keep joking that he’s the world’s most serious baby – he always has this very serious, unimpressed look on his face.
Sleep: To be honest, I’m not going to make any real comment about it, since I’m very superstitious and I don’t want to jinx it. But that should say enough. I WILL say, that although I do have periods of extreme exhaustion (usually when I’m sitting on the couch – if I’m on the computer or standing I’m good) I haven’t really felt that insane, full-body exhaustion I did with Ryan except for when we were at the hospital and getting round the clock check-ups and blood work. I definitely think I have Ryan, Cooper, and pregnancy to thank for that – I truly think my body is now just used to getting by on a subpar amount of sleep.
How’s Ryan doing? : Really well! I talked about how I was nervous for him to meet Owen and become jealous or sad. Not happening! He loves Owen. He always wants to be near him, always wants to touch him, kiss him and dote on him. Today I sat for an hour (a miracle for squirmy Ryan) with both Ryan and Owen sitting on the nursing pillow on my lap and watching Mickey Mouse. It felt so good. My heart is so full, you guys.
Alright, I think I’ve babbled on enough about this kid. Plain and simple, I love him so, so, so much – we all do – and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for him!
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