K was three weeks old as of yesterday! He’s had a big few days. He met his Kentucky cousins over the weekend, and got lots of new hugs and kisses. It was great to introduce him to more family!
On Friday, he had a newborn checkup. All signs of jaundice are gone. And he’s a healthy GROWING boy as he weighed in at 9 pounds and measured 22.5 inches long. That’s right, I said 9 pounds! One and a half pounds is a good chunk of weight to gain in two weeks…but as Papaw pointed out…he could afford to gain a little weight to catch up with that long body! He’s filled out nicely and is pretty perfect if I do say so myself. (And I do…often.)
K also went to church for the first time yesterday. He did great! And he took his first bottle feeding while we were there! Here he is waking up from a nap in his Sunday best.
And to top off the weekend, he got his first real bath! He loved it! It went much better than his screaming sponge baths. 🙂 Although, as it turns out, he hates getting OUT of the bath, and getting dried off. But it was progress nonetheless!
K has rolled on to his side on his own. Already? Yikes!
He sleeps in his bed, but we are still using the travel bed to help put him at an angle, and we’re still swaddling him.
He is eating more often now, eating every 2.5 to 3 hours during the day, and 3 to 3.5 hours at night.
He is wearing newborn clothes, but they are starting to get a little snug on his belly and there’s no room left for growth lengthwise either. One piece footed PJ’s are too short for his long legs.
He sleeps in sleep sacks, and while they are some work to get on and they swallow his arms…they certainly make 2 am diaper changes easier!
He’s wearing newborn diapers. While his belly has grown, he still has a tiny rear end and skinny thighs.
He now makes and maintains eye contact on a regular basis. Such special moments!
Speaking of those eyes, they are taking on a blue tint. They seem bluer every day!
Here’s his three week pic. Next time I do one of these updates…he’ll be ONE MONTH OLD!