Monday, August 20, 2012

8 & 9 Weeks

Our sweet boy is getting so big and losing that newborn baby look!! It makes me so happy to see him getting bigger and more alert, but at the same time.. these 2 months have flown by and I am NOT looking forward to.. well forever!  
A few updates:
-Christopher has mastered tummy time and will prop himself up on his arms and just looked around.
- This sweet angel will smile at Mommy and Daddy whenever he wakes up.  It melts my heart when I get him out of the swing and he looks up at me with the biggest grin!
- Christopher had been "standing" for a few weeks, but just loves it so much!  He gets mad at me if I try and sit him down or lay him flat and he is not ready.
- The other night, Christopher was very fussy and just didn't know what he wanted.  As soon as I put him in the bath, he was a new baby!  He was all smiles and giggling.. and splashing!
- I have figured out a new trick to soothe and calm Christopher when he's tired.. massage!  Who doesn't like that??
- Christopher is starting to roll; not all the way by he can roll onto both of his sides.  I first noticed this when he was in our bed, so I figured it was just the softness of blankets, but he did it while on the kitchen table!

"For this child I prayed..."

Thursday, August 9, 2012


... our boy has been growing like a weed! Christopher is no 8 weeks and 1 day.  We had to visit the doctor on Tuesday, more to come on that, and he weighed 12lbs and 15oz!  Anyway, let's break it down...

5 Weeks:

cuddling with Grandma

Grandma Sue, Papa, and Uncle Johnny came to CT to visit us for Vacation and we had the best time!! It was a week of firsts for Christopher.  We went out to eat, and believe it or not, it was Christopher's first dining out experience.  He did great!  It was also his first time in the front carrier, and loved it.  The way it holds him acts as if he is cuddled on my chest, his favorite place to be right now (I am NOT looking forward to that changing).   Uncle Johnny (and Mommy) took Christopher on his first ride.. the carousel at the mall! Another first: beach!  Christopher obviously didn't go out in the sun, but he liked it all the same, being his very talkative self! And... his first time at the flea market, decked out with his shades and hat!  His favorite part: cuddling with Grandma by the fire on Saturday night!

6 Weeks:

So at 5 weeks, Christopher met his Papa and Uncle Johnny, and at 6 weeks he got to meet his MeMere, Aunt Marina, and cousins Cecilia and Annie!  They flew out from California, and after an awful, tiring day of flying on Saturday (leaving at 6 am, not getting in until 1am), we had an exciting 4 days! We went to the playground, Dinosaur State Park, the beach (again!), and spent lots of time enjoying our company.  The girls read to Christopher and he was very happy with that, it was too cute!

7 Weeks:

This past week (week 7) has been the most entertaining week for us and Christopher.  He is a VERY talkative, giggly, and all around happy little boy.  He is staying awake for longer periods of time, and sleeping for longer stretches (LOVE!).  A typical day: wake up at 6 am. Play/talk with Mom & Dad in bed until 8am.  Eat/Sleep until 9:30, come downstairs for the day. Read/cuddle til he falls asleep around 10:30. Sleep 10:30-2pm. Wake up, eat.  Play, read, talk , tummy time until around 5.  Eat/sleep 530-8.  Wake up, eat, play with Dad. Bed at 11, sleep until 330 am and start back again. He is getting so big and strong.. not even 2 months old and is already putting his weight on his legs, which doesn't usually happen until almost 4 months (according to  He follows noises, especially Momma's voice, and can track his toys and our face from side to side.  At the end of the week, he moved up into size two diapers.. after successfully peeing on Mommy, even with his diaper on!  He might be embarrassed by this one day, but he also had his first accident in the bath this week.  What's funnier?  It was Daddy's first time giving his bath.  Needless to say, I think Chris is going to be skiddish when it comes to bath time.

8 weeks:

Even though we are only one day into week 8, a few new things have popped up.  First, Christopher has found his tongue and loves playing with it and sticking it out!  Second, he is starting to talk back to me, and not in the bad way! (lol) I will say something to him, look him in the eye, and he will respond! Last, his responses and no longer "ahh" or "ohh".  He has started saying "ah-goo" and giggling!  It is too too cute!!!

So. Tuesday we had to make an unscheduled trip to the Doctor for Christopher.  We found out his had an umbilical granuloma.  Basically, his umbilical cord hadn't completely fallen off.  So Dr. S cauterized it with silver nitrite.. luckily, it didn't hurt Bubba at all, just left a black stain around his belly button that is slowly, but surely coming off.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Week 4, 1 Month Check-up

At Christopher's 1 month appointment we found out he's been growing like a weed! ( though we had a pretty good idea).  He weighed in at 10lbs. 9 oz (66%), 22.25" (72%) and a head circumference of 15" (43%).  He has been very talkative and interactive.  He loves his Animal Faces book, elephant crunchy, and monkey rattle.  He is definitely a music boy and lights up whenever we sing or dance. Christopher is also a water baby.. he plays and smiles during bath time!  He is very interested in his books and loves the colors and pictures in them.  Christopher can hold his head up for quite a long time.  His pediatrician was very impressed by how much head control he has.  He held up his head looking at dinosaurs on the wall in the Dr. office for almost 2 minutes straight!  He got his 2nd Hep B shot and Momma was on the verge of tears.  He was wondering what the prick was in his leg, but when the nurse injected the vaccine, he screamed and I almost lost it.  After that, all he has been wanting to do is sleep and cuddle, cuddle, cuddle with his Mommy... and I am 100% OK with that :D
Smiley boy

He love love loves this swing!

Water baby.. loves bathtime!

Xaia and Christopher with Daddy

Very talkative in the AM

Loves going for walks with Mommy, when it's not 90+

Week 3

Christopher definitely went through his 3 week growth spurt this week!!  All he wanted to do was eat and fuss for a couple days, then conked out the following days!

He started smiling when we play!

Handsome man!!

Stud-muffin.. love this outfit!

Week 2

At Christopher's 2 week appt, he weighed in at 8lbs 4 oz (38th Percentile), 21" (63rd Percentile), and head circumference of 14.25" (31st Percentile).

Chunky legs and cute little smile :)

Cuddles with Dad

Love the face and mohawk!!!

Love this picture!

Love the mohawk!!

Mama Rox and Christopher :)