Last night N. and I went up up to his parents’ house to have dinner with them, N.’s sister Miranda and her husband and baby, and N.’s Grandpa who has been visiting this past week. Miranda’s baby boy L. is 4-months old and so he’s twice as old as E. right now. Anyway, the babies both had checkups the day before and Miranda and I were comparing notes. I knew E. was big for his age, but it really hit me when we found out that E. is a pound heavier than L. and is also the same height as him.
We put them side by side to compare, but even then E. still looks a little smaller to me. Maybe it’s because his head is a little smaller? Anyway, I hope E. takes a break from growing so quickly because he’s already pretty heavy to lug around in his car seat. I guess I need to start lifting weights!
E. had his 8-week checkup yesterday. He’s doing well and has turned into quite a big little guy. He weighs 16 and a half lbs. and is 24 and a half inches long, putting him in the 97 percentiles for weight and height. He smiles and likes to “talk” to people and is generally very pleasant.
He also got his first round of shots: two in each leg. It took him a second after the nurse injected the first shot to register the pain, but then he turned beet red and screamed his head off. It was pretty sad. He quieted down as soon as I picked him up and cuddled him though, which was kind of touching and a little flattering.
At the doctor’s, before the shots.
At home, after the shots.
He’s still feeling a little fussy and feverish today. Poor little guy.
This was taken about 3 weeks ago.
Before E. was born, my friend Judi threw me a baby shower at which people decorated onesies for the baby. There were a lot of cute ones, but these were two of my favorites.
Amber drew this awesome Godzilla:
And Camille made this sweet little bunny number:
The sad thing is that E. has already out grown both of them!
Today E. received his very first piece of mail. As you can see, he was pretty excited.
Today was the first time E and I went out by ourselves. We met N.’s sister Miranda and went to Old Navy and Target. I was nervous the entire time that he was going to melt down and start screaming and I wouldn’t be able to calm him, but he was great and slept in his carrier most of the time. Phew!
E. had his first real bath today. He enjoyed having his hair washed but was pretty dubious about being dried off.
These are some of my favorite photos from these first two weeks.
Baby E. was born today at 8:23am. He weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and was 21 and a half inches long.