Week Two + Pictures

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Aidan is over two weeks old now! I already see so many changes in him. His little fingernails are already twice the size they were at birth, his toes and fingers are longer, his eyes are settling more into a brown rather than slate gray, etc. My little man is literally changing before my eyes.

The second week went much better than the first for the most part. He settled into a every 2-4 hour sleeping/eating schedule at night, so that helps out tremendously! He had his two week pediatrician checkup, he's now 21 inches tall and 7 lb 15 oz. So he regained all of his weight plus some! He also appears to have reflux. Doctor put him on two medications, Zantac and one other one I can't remember. It's really helping a ton. He doesn't spit up as much anymore, doesn't arch his neck and back to the breaking point after feedings. the doctor was skeptical but I knew all about reflux and he had classic symptoms so he relented and gave us the meds. I'm so happy I held my ground because it's helped his sleep, and helped us sleep better too. he doesn't act like he's in pain anymore. yay!

I am sick, but luckily I'm getting over it. Wednesday I woke up from a nap feeling like crap, took my temp and it was 102! By that night it was 103. Mike slept in the living room with Aidan in the travel crib so I could get some uninterrupted sleep. My fever was gone the next day, but my sore throat, headaches, runny stuffy nose, and swollen glands still persist. I'm keeping my distance from Aidan unless I'm doing something neccesary like changing or feeding him. I don't want him sick!

I had my two week checkup at my OBs office too. According to their scales I've lost 43 lbs in two weeks. They were shocked! I almost fell off the scale, too. I weighed in at 230 on delivery day, and 187 on Thursday. I am somewhere around 185 today. I'm not doing anything different, I'm eating all my meals, I'm certainly not exercising or anything yet. I guess I'm a freak of nature.

That's me in early labor.

And that's me today.

Aidan also had his first bath and he loved it! Here's an after picture, happy as a clam in his ducky towel. <3


Katie on December 12, 2009 at 7:30 PM said...

What a cutie!! I can't wait for our two week appts, Addie and I both go on Tuesday. I hope she's gained...and I am interested to see how much I have lost :) Good luck going back to work :)

Noelle V on December 13, 2009 at 8:49 AM said...

such a cutie, and you look fantastic! Glad the meds are helping him and hope you feel better soon!

Brad & Rachel on December 13, 2009 at 1:20 PM said...

You look Amazing! Congrats on the super fast weight loss, and I'm so glad things are going great with Aiden! He is such a cutie!

Katie on December 18, 2009 at 12:13 PM said...

Wow, I didn't realize we lost the exact same amount!! That's crazy. Wonder if we will be the same at 6 weeks? haha. It is getting easier, every day. You need to post some more pictures!!

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