Thursday, June 5, 2014

keaton mark - 6 weeks

Keaton Mark you are 6 weeks old today! 

You went to the Dr. today for your official 1-2 month check up, so I thought that deserved a post :) Because you're 6 weeks old we were able to count this as your 2 month well visit....somehow I managed to get your appointments all in a mess when scheduling them a few weeks back, but we're all straight now! At your 4 month visit you'll actually be....4 months. HA!

You did get shots today, which neither Daddy or I planned for. You did great! Actually, you screamed, but then snuggled with Daddy and fell asleep. I held you for the shots and only shed a tear or 2 and that was after it was all said and done. You made THE saddest face when she first stuck you - broke my heart.

Right after the shots, we walked down the hall and had your blood drawn for some genetic testing. I held your arm and legs down while the 2 nurses took it from your other arm. I thought it was going to be a little heal prick. GAH. They needed too much blood for that, so in the arm they went. And now you have the saddest little bruise. Again....break my heart. Sweet boy you cried and cried until I could snuggle you.

Daddy and Mommy got donuts after the whole ordeal - you'll get a special treat one day, but for right now we needed them!

You're healthy and growing so quickly! We also think you might be tall ;0)

Weight: 11.3lbs {63%} 
Length: 23.1inches {90%}
I can't even begin to describe the joy and love you have brought into our home. I say this all the time, but my heart could burst with love for you.

You've been flashing smiles since day 1, but more recently they're specific to my voice - I die. We love to chat and laugh when you I change you :) You seem to like being flat on your changing pad and stretching out a bit at different times throughout the day. We try to keep you inclined a lot, so it probably feels good to switch it up!
The last few nights you've slept in stretches from 5-7.5 hours! You've been a good sleeper pretty much from the beginning and we're just praying it continues! Each night holds something new and we savor those long stretches when we get them.

You still spit up a bunch, but we're all getting used to it. I can't tell if it's getting better or I just expect it and so it doesn't seem like a big deal anymore. I'm always looking for good, cute bibs and have recently started making you some!

Daddy was so surprised I put your monogram on it - HAHA! Everything {even spit up} is better with a mono...even your Daddy knows that!! 
Keaton, you've been awake much more throughout the day! 

I love it. 

You love your activity mat and to be in burping position on my shoulder so you can use your strong neck muscles to look around. You have the strongest neck!

Mostly though, we just chat. Well...I talk and you listen. You must have learned that from Daddy - he's a good listener too 0:-)
We're still getting to know each other, but finding our groove. I feel more in tune with your needs and how to soothe you....although there are many times Daddy and I just look at each other and shrug our shoulders when you fuss. We'll get there little Man! Thanks for being patient with us :)

You're too much.
Not a moment goes by when I don't think about how blessed we are to have you! You are God's child, but he's letting us take care of you and I couldn't feel more honored. 


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1 comment:

Meredith Atkinson said...

what a sweet little guy! so happy for you, Erin!

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