Sunday, August 12, 2012

Avett is 2 weeks

On Saturday, Avett turned 2 weeks old. It has been a super 2 weeks! He has been such an easy baby and we are so in love with him. He has truly completed our sweet little family and we could not be happier.
When Avett was born he was 7lbs 9oz. And 19 1/2 inches, we left the hospital and he was 7 lbs 2 oz. We had his two week check up on Thursday and he was at 8lbs and grew to 21 1/2 inches. The doctor said that everything looked wonderful! He has been a great eater, a little too aggressive for me though. I have been very sore this time Around with breast feeding and had to go and visit the lactation specialist to figure out a easy less painful way to get him to eat. They helped with a new hold and position. After about a week we are getting better at it, although he is still very eager to eat and get as much as he can!! Avett is sleeping very well. He wakes up at about 2 and 4 to eat and goes back to sleep easily, and he has a longer nap time the same time as Addison so that has been helpful. Crying is extremely minimal. We make some small and quiet whines to show he needs something but there has been maybe two or three real cries. He is becoming much more alert during the day and will spend about an hour or more in the morning and afternoon/evening awake looking around and figuring things out. He is also able to take a real bath now (now that his umbilical cord and circumcision are healed) and he is loving it.
Addison is also doing really well with him. She was a little emotional the first week, just because of the change, but now she's doing fine. She is a great big sister and is very very helpful and loving with him. She holds him every night so that they can have their night time story and in the morning she is ready to get him up and kiss and hold him. Diapers are her favorite thing to help with. She likes picking the diaper and throwing the diapers away.
 Can't wait to share what he is up to in the next two weeks as he quickly grows into a one month old!

Much Love,
The Reynolds

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