When we took the baby for his one week post partum check up with the pediatrician, we were told that they wanted him to have gained one pound past his birthweight at his one month checkup. His birthweight was seven pounds, six ounces.
Today, he weighed nine pounds, seven ounces.
Holy crap! At this rate, maybe we will grow us a linebacker after all! I knew he felt heavier. We had to loosen the straps on the carseat this morning before we left. He also got his second HepB vaccination, and he barely cried, which shocked both of us. He was in a decidedly good mood the whole time we were there. We were given instructions to start Tummy Time by letting him lay on the floor or our chests so he could try to lift his head and look around. We were thinking oops... been doing that for a couple of weeks now!
We've noticed that he seems more aware of his surroundings. He can follow a moving object with his eyes. He likes to look out the window while getting his diaper changed. He will look at his reflection in the bathroom mirror and also in the mirror over the carseat. He's noticed the little frog toy that we hung from the handle of the carseat. Also, lately he likes to sit on my lap facing away from me so he can look around:
Cleavage makes a great baby headrest, FYI.
It's kind of crazy to be sitting in the exam room and hearing all the other, older kids that come in shrieking bloody murder because they know EXACTLY why they are there. I don't look forward to those days at all. At least a baby is pretty oblivious and forgets what just happened pretty quickly.
I took some photos today, because my slacker behind still has yet to do her birth announcements. Oops! I did one with the Uglydoll as my "growth gauge", so to speak. I forgot to do one right when we got home, but hopefully I'll remember to do them on his monthly birthdays. Sure, I could have used a teddy bear or stuffed dog like everyone else, but where's the fun in that? I will pick the best one, clean it up a bit, plug it into the Photoshop document I have waiting, and send it for printing. Hopefully they don't give me grief over it.
Here are a few more shots: