Every once in a while I’ll be posting photos of baby Gabe to mark certain milestones. Today Gabe turns 2 weeks old! Initially after birth he lost about 7% of his body weight (as one does). So, at the 2-week visit the doctor wanted to see improvement. Thankfully Gabe gained over a lb to put him just above 8 lbs! Woo hoo! All of the sore nipples and lost hours to breastfeeding paid off.
Gabe at 1 week!
Other little milestones: I no longer need to wake him up every 2-3 hours to feed since he is growing like a weed. His head is bigger and he has grown a whole inch! Also – his button fell off (yay!) and it wasn’t nearly as gross as I thought it would be. We are awaiting the final formation of his inny.
He stays awake without having a giant meltdown for much longer now, and is generally a much calmer, alert kiddo than he was a week ago. My biggest source of entertainment is the million faces this baby makes. He is the funniest kid I know.
His skin is peeling from being in the amniotic fluid for a long time. When he was born, the nurses did not believe he was only 2 days late – more like a week plus. (Which goes with my theory that my due date was much earlier than March 6th.) As a self-described “picker” leaving his flaky bits alone has been the hardest part of motherhood to date (not really… ok maybe a little).
Naked baby doctor time!
And then on Wednesday night this happened (and I died a thousand cute deaths):
My little jelly bean.
All of these are cell phone pictures. Hopefully as he grows so will our ability to take nice photos. But until then! I’ll be soaking up all the cute I can and sharing it with you at the next baby bomb. Kaplow!