My little Alex is just under 2 weeks now. I've had a restful postpartum period, with MIL arriving in town the day after birth, and quickly getting to work at taking care of everything. DH is taking this coming week off of work as well, so I'm still letting myself be spoiled.
I was dealing with some pretty bad hemorrhoids, but I'm feeling much better now, so I've gone out with the family a couple times. It's been lovely to get some fresh air and sunshine!
Alex had an appointment with our new family doctor 3 days after his birth - he was already 10lbs 11oz, 1 ounce over his birth weight! And going to a family doctor was so much fun - it seemed like every staff member in the office was coming over to us to fawn over the cute baby!
You certainly don't get that reaction at a pediatrician's office! I was very happy with the general attitude of our new doctor, too (totally didn't bug us when we told her we'd be refusing vaccines). We did our PKU test, and unfortunately they didn't end up filling up each circle completely, so we had to repeat it a few days later. Poor little Alex. But at least the second time, he barely cried - practically slept through it!
We've been frustrated by Alex getting seemingly very uncomfortable and cranky between about 11pm and 1am. But besides that, he's a fairly easy baby. He's even had a few nights of going about 5 hours between nursing. Last night, I'm fairly sure he didn't wake me up to nurse until 7am, after he had fallen asleep at 1am. That's a looong time for a newborn!!! He's continuing his sleep marathon today (in my arms as I type!
), he's hardly been awake for more than a few minutes all day, and it's 5:30pm already. Our doctor reminded us to expect a growth spurt around 3 and 6 weeks.... maybe Alex is already in his 3 week growth spurt, since he was just about a week overdue (and is about 2 weeks now)? He's definitely not looking sick. Just amazingly sleepy and peaceful.
It's also just amazing to see the age differences between my little guy and some of the earlier born March babies! At this early stage, those few weeks sure make a big difference!
On a side note - my kids won't stop calling Alex "your baby", as in "Mommy, what's wrong with your baby?" "Mommy, where's your baby?" etc. It's slightly annoying me, I wish they would just call him by his name, or at least "the
baby" instead. I don't know why it grates on my nerves so much, though. It's odd.