Wednesday, August 18, 2010

2 Weeks Old

Yesterday Baines was 2 weeks old. Its such a short time length but it seems like forever ago when she was born. She is already growing and making big changes from when we were in the hospital. At her doctors appointment they weighed her and she has already gain and surpassed her birth weight. She is now 7lbs 11oz and 21 inches. She was born 7lbs 6oz and 19 inches. She acts less like a newborn everyday. The doctor said she is doing extremely well and looks perfect. Of course we couldn't agree more!

Although she sleeps in 4 hour increments most nights we have had some ruff ones too. The other night she refused to sleep and wanted to eat every hour. It made mommy very very cranky!!! It made me wish I started pumping already so Nicholas could have taken over a feeding shift.

Nicholas and I were also discussing how we think she'll be taking in no time. Already this kid is soooooo vocal. She grunts, coos, and yells all the time. She loves to make noises, we assume she'll be loud once she starts talking as well. I wish I could blame that trait on Nicholas but I think we both contributed our share to that one. Just ask our parents.

She is also just like me that she doesn't like to cuddle. Sometimes I can get her to lay on my chest but she defiantly prefers to sprawl out as you can see.

When you do hold her, she puts herself in to the weirdest positions to fall asleep. I now understand why my belly was so lopsided. she would do the same thing until my skin was stretched to capacity and I had a huge bulge sticking out my side. I think this is the position she used to tortured me for 9 months.


  1. She is precious! If you guys need anything, please don't hesitate to ask.

  2. One of the most helpful "new mommy" advice I received - At about 3weeks, 6weeks and 8weeks, the baby will want to nurse every 30-60 min. Reason = she will increase your milk supply. It will drive you crazy and you will think you're not producing enough milk, but you are. Little B is just telling your body she needs more. Pumping for 10 min. after you feed her will also help you get more milk. :) Kersten

  3. P.S. She is totally adorable - Congrats!

  4. Thanks Kersten, i'll take all the advice i can get :) my doctor said i should start pumping tomorrow so hopefully that will help my supply.

    And Jeanie, thanks for the offer. We just want to hang out with you guys once we get in the grove of things.