He certainly doesn't feel like a teeny newborn anymore. I look at pictures of other people's newborns and am bewildered at why I don't have one of those. He started giving us a few sweet smiles and makes gurgly noises and coos. Finley is showing a little more interest in him and will even give him kisses occasionally.
He nurses every 2 to 3 hours during the day and less during the night. From time to time he'll sleep up to 6 hours at the beginning of the night, and then wake up again after 3. His main sleeping struggle is that he'll wake up every hour or two in the early AM just to say hi. He doesn't necessarily want to eat, he normally will fall asleep as soon as I pick him up or after he nurses for about a minute. So I'd really like it if he could just wait a little longer before missing me like crazy. He's sleeping in a bassinet beside our bed and it's working really well. As soon as he's consistently nursing a little less, I will start transitioning him to his never been used nursery.
Here are the stats:
Height: 25.5in (off the charts--like 100 percentile)
Weight: 14lbs 12oz (95 percentile)
Head:15.75in (50 percentile)
The doctor said he looked good... although the left side of his little head is getting a little flat. I am no good at doing tummy time, so I need to do that for closer to 30 minutes a day. It makes me feel a little like a bad mommy, but I don't think I've done any irreparable damage. He just needs to do some baby push-ups.
Finley also had to go to the doctor--he was getting his blood redrawn to check his cholesterol. Sure enough, he is cursed with the Grimmer genes and has high cholesterol. Poor baby. I'm supposed to cut out whole milk, sugary foods and things with high saturated fat. I feel like he eats a pretty healthy diet (he had THREE servings of SALAD last night) but I do try to give him lots of whole milk and yogurt because he's so little. Our epic battle has been getting him to eat enough to keep gaining weight. They want us to switch him to skim milk, but after checking his weight (he's lost a few ounces since two months ago) they decided to have us switch to 2% and bring him back in a month to make sure he hasn't lost weight.
I'm currently taking recommendations on high calorie, healthy food for Mr. Finley. One of the blessings of getting to be home with him is that I can take the time to prepare awesome meals for him. If anyone has suggestions, please pass them my way!