E: 2 weeks old

yesterday eliot hit the two week mark. we went to his check up and he was a whopping 10 pounds, 2 ounces (85th percentile). already gained just over a pound since birth! way to go buddy! and he is 21 1/2 inches (75th percentile). you can see Arlo's 2 week stats here.

my handsome men
dan went back to work this week, and it has been a bit hectic with appointments and preschool and not sleeping much, but we are surviving. arlo is still in love with eliot. he still tells me multiple times a day how much he loves the baby and how he is so glad that he has a baby, it is terribly sweet.

eliot wants to eat pretty much constantly when he is awake. making it so i want to eat constantly too. and making him get big way too fast! sleep is still very inconsistent. a few nights he would get up every 3 hours to eat and went straight back to sleep. but, more nights he has either been awake until like 2 or 3am... or he wakes up every single hour starting at 2 or 3am and then wakes up and won't go back to sleep at like 5:30am. but, until today i have still felt fairly good. today i am pretty much exhausted.

even though i am tired and wish i could get in some more zzz's, i wouldn't trade this for anything. i am enjoying the newborn stage so much. i love nursing him and holding him and having him sleep in my arms and on my chest. i love his little facial expressions. and i love how much arlo loves him. 

i love my (huge) little newborn. 


Marissa and Blaine said...

He is so so soooooooo adorable!!!

Rachel said...

You "huge" little newborn is adorable and his big brother as you say, is oh so sweet!

Christy Wheeler said...

He is perfect. What a sweet baby. Nothing melts your heart like your older child loving your little baby. Just wait until Arlo makes him laugh, it is so fun! I love having little boys, it is wonderful that you were blessed with brothers too!