Friday, January 9, 2009

Two weeks old!

It's hard to believe that it's already been 2 weeks since Brady was born. Time really flies when you're... not getting any sleep! I've definitely learned that no amount of research/reading can prepare a person for parenthood; every day is a new adventure. While we are certainly loving every minute we have with Brady, our patience is tested over and over again. Who knew something so small could scream so loud?!

The first week home Brady did pretty well; sleeping, eating, and pooping like a champ. We tested out all the "toys" we got at our showers and discovered that he really likes the vibrating Boppy seat and is mildly entertained by the swing (although Dad doesn't let him swing very fast!) We also had our first trip to the pediatrician and everything went well. We had a few visitors; Brandon and Katie Garber, Uncle Justin and Aunt Megan, Aunt Lindsay and Uncle Jason, Cortney, Bambi, Megan and Nora, Sarah, Denise and Frankie, Auntie Manny and both Grandmas and Grandpas. We are always on our best behavior when our friends are around! :)

At our two week appt. the doctor said that he's still doing very well- has grown 1/4 inch and is tipping the scales at 8 lbs now! But the last few days have been a bit rough, as we are finding that Brady is having a bit of trouble with gas. We're trying a bunch of different remedies, but are certainly open to any suggestions! Hopefully gas is all that it is, since acid reflux and colic are two avenues we hope we won't have to go down. Fingers crossed!!

We are amazed at how fast he has grown and changed already. His hands and feet are getting bigger and he gets stronger by the day; he barely resembles the tiny newborn we brought into the world two weeks ago today. I keep telling him to "slow down", but it doesn't seem to work!

Below are a few pics from the last week and a half....

Last day in the hospital

Going home!

Dad trying out the Bjorn. Gotta love those bug eyes!

Partying in my crib with Frankie and Nora

Hangin' with Grandpa

Quality time with Dad

Conducting my first symphony!

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