Wednesday, October 19, 2011

6 Week Update

Here's a quick update in bullet form. I've been wanting to get on and update, just haven't had the time!

  • Hayden is now 6 weeks old and 5 days.

  • His belly button has been oozing since the "stub" fell off at 2 weeks. I cleaned it often and thought it would dry out. It never did. I called the pedi and they put silver nitrate in his belly button to dry it out. His belly button now looks gray and burnt but it's fading over time.

  • He had a rash/baby acne on his face. I say it was a rash from heat and spit up, the docs office says acne. I put cortisone on it and it went away. I don't think acne goes away with cortisone, but what do I know?

  • Last Wednesday I had my 6 week checkup- all is well and I am down 20 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. woo hoo! It's a great feeling except I don't have any pants besides jammies that fit.

  • Last Wednesday was also when Hayden got his first tear. It was sad :-(

  • He has finally grown out of Newborn size diapers and has moved into size 1.

  • He still wears newborn clothes but has a couple outfits in size 0-3 that fit.

  • I think he has acid reflux. He vomited (not spit up) once last week and it happened again twice last night. We've been keeping him upright after eating,but feedings have become frustrating and messy. I haven't called the doctor yet because I was waiting to see how he did the rest of the afternoon and so far he was okay.

  • Last week Mister ate like it was going out of style- I think he was going through a growth spurt because he was eating 2-3 ounces per sitting more than he usually did. He was eating 3.5 ounces. Lat week he was eating 5-7 ounces at a time. crazy stuff! He would eat, burp, be content then start screaming (not crying). We couldn't figure out what was wrong. After an hour we realized he was still hungry. Hayden has stupid parents.

  • We had a garage sale this past weekend- it was exhausting to say the least.

  • On Sunday evening I took a 5 hour nap and felt amazing and re-energized.

  • At his check up last week, he was 9 lbs. 13 oz.

  • I ordered and got his birth announcements in the mail last week, just haven't had time to send them out. My friend took our pics and they turned out beautifully!

  • Singing or humming "You are my sunshine" still makes me cry. "Love Me Tender" is one of our favorites.

  • I finally bought a breast pump, rather than renting. Those suckers are expensive.

Miss you all. I'll be back soon with his 2 month picture!


cybil said...

beautiful pic!
So much happened in the meantime!
Big blessings to you,

From the Kitchen said...

Is there anything sweeter than a baby boy curled up on his father's shoulder? Reading your "points" brought a smile to my face and a tiredness to my bones--and, lovely memories. I diagnosed our firstborn with pyloric stenosis when he was a few weeks old. The pediatrician laughed at me! Adam had a rash--cortisone! He cried soon after eating. The doctor said it's o.k.. My mother said "he's hungry". First tear? Kiss it away!! Have fun!


sapphireblue said...

He is soooo precious!

Allie said...

Loved reading the update on sweet Hayden. Can that boy get any cuter!?!? He is just perfect. Love love his little lips.

christyna said...

stupid parents indeed...that would actually be called "parenting a baby 101" we all did/do it. At least you have a sense of humor about it. ha ha

I still almost 11 years later do things like that with both kids. It's mind boggling that we always forgo the easiest right in front of us thing and rack our brains.

This is still so amazing to come here and see Hayden, and hear all about you guys at home etc. You give me hope for a semi-simpler happier time in my life and a smile to get me there when I'm blue, and I am blue, but you make my heart sing.

Rachel said...

I love his lips!

Sounds like everything is going well, he is growing like crazy.

Acne is common in babies around 6 weeks old, my experience is that it goes away on it's own, I think it has to do with the mom's hormones.

Hennifer said...

Glad you found a moment for an update. I hope he doesn't have reflux as I know how messy that can be.

It sounds like you all are doing well for the most part. He looks so sweet with his papa!

Kristi said...

Parenting can be stressful!!

He is so cute!

Felicia said...

Love that picture. Nothing sweeter than a boy with his Daddy.

Virginia said...

Stupid parents? Nah. Normal parents who are learning! You should see the video of me giving Charlotte her 1st bath...you wanna talk embarrassing (for me!). Oh, we're all slow when it comes to this parenting gig.

meemawfish said...

He is just beautiful. I know you are so proud and the acid reflux is terrible for all babies. I hope he gets over this quick with some relief.


jessica said...

Aww, he's such a little cutie pie! The breast pump pays for itself in terms of avoiding the expense of formula and especially renting.
When Ziggy would pick her eating she would grow like a weed, so he's definitely going through a growth spurt.
We also had silver nitrate placed her belly button b/c it was not healing properly no matter how clean I kept it...it does fade over time.
Stupid parents?! LOL! You are doing fine...i've had less then brainiac moments myself.