Saturday, February 7, 2009

Week two

Well, Sam is two weeks old today and things are going swimingly.

We had her weighed this week on Tuesday and she was 7 pounds 3 ounces and then again Friday at the pediatricians and she was 7 pounds 7 ounces...Nurses and the Dr were all very impressed and I don't think we're going to need to supplement with any formula this time (not that that's a bad thing, just easier not to). Sam is growing well and the Dr says her reflexes are all good etcetc.

She has been spitting up a lot this past week...something that seems to cause her discomfort and though it's apparently not interfering with her milk intake, the Dr suggested a mild antacid thinking it might be some kind of acid reflux. If it helps that would be great...I feel like there's a couple of nights that it's bothered her and impeded her (and MY) sleep.

Thankfully, overall her sleep patterns at night have been fairly good the past few days and I'm getting 2 hours at a time of sleep intersperced with about 30 min or an hour's worth of feeding/changing/cuddling. I can totally deal with that kind of sleep. I think waking up to go to the bathroom every hour at night like I did in the last month of pregnancy really helped prep me for the lack of sleep. =)

We had a busy and lovely week. My cousin Shannon visited last weekend...we had a great chat and Sam was very comfy in her arms.
We've already started trying to give Sam some tummy time...and Katie was right in there lying down on the floor next to her sister.
If you've followed the blog for a while, you'll know that I have a thing for cute baby hats. I made this one in the summer, not even intending it to be for Sam, but it's cute and fits ok with room to grow.
JoAnne and the girls came by early in the week and we had a great play date and the twims were pretty excited to see the baby...especialy G. Both girls though started playing with the cradle (while Sam wasn't in there) sticking a bear and some blankets and rocking the cradle. If they were a bit older I'd think we have babysitters to call.
Gram stopped by after work one night this week and had a visit with her granddaughters.
Katie managed t0 climb into the big chair all by herself. And Barbie came with her. It's a good chair for reading. And today Ben's out with Grandpa scouting out some vans. (we want a van so badly!) The girls and I are just hanging out.

Katie also had a couple of great days at playgroup this week, going down the big slide by herself. We forgot to mention it, but a few weeks ago (before Sam) Katie learned to open her bedroom door...at first, while it was exciting that she figured it out, we were worried that she'd do it at night and get out on her own, but that's ever happened. I sort of thought she'd forgotten about the new skill until I saw her this morning while I was feeding Sam, going in our bedroom, closing the door and then opening it. Woo...taste of independence!

Sam and I had our first solo night out last night when we went for a coffee date with Stephanie. I forgot the camera or we'd have a very cute picture of the 3 of us at Starbucks. Babies are so lovely and portable when they're this young.

Anyway...things are going well. Talk to you soon! (Time to think about getting lunch ready!)

3 comments:

Meghan said...

Hi Heather,

Your girls are beautiful. Congrats to you and Ben.

Sam looks so much like Aunty Mary!

I hear you on the van. I am going to miss our people mover that we have over here.


Meg

Meghan said...

Hi Heather,

Your girls are beautiful. Congrats to you and Ben.

Sam looks so much like Aunty Mary!

I hear you on the van. I am going to miss our people mover that we have over here.


Meg

Auntie Alli said...

Who are two cutest, sweetest girls EVER? I know.....I'm excited to come see and meet everyone :) Lots of love :)