Tuesday, 2 November 2010

7 weeks!

My baby boy is 7 weeks old today! We measured him the other day and think he's about 24 inches long...not sure how much he weighs, but he's firmly in 3 month sizes, so he's at least over 12.5 lbs! He's even grown out of some companies' 3 month sizes (there's even a pack of Gerber 3-6 month size onesies he never got to wear - they were already too small for him shortly after birth!).
Happy Halloween! Oct 31 2010

He fights sleep so much these days. I can see the signs of sleepiness - droopy eyes, rubbing his face in my shoulder (as if to rub the sleepies out!), but it's a fight to get him to actually close those eyes! I've learned what true panic is: when the sleeping baby in the swing spits out his pacifier and starts to wake up. You have about 10 seconds to get the pacifier back in before the baby wakes up and the nap is history. Luckily, Mom moves quickly! :)
My little prize fighter :)
He's becoming more alert these days. When he's not fighting sleep, he's such a smiley, happy boy. He's so curious about the world - he'll be still and study something new for so long. He tracks faces and things with his eyes and head, and turns his head towards the sources of noises. The first time he did that was on a Skype date with Grandpa Tom. Colt was super fussy, so Grandpa started whistling. Not only did Colt stop fussing, but he looked over at the computer to find the source of the whistling! That was at almost 6 weeks.
Smiley, happy boy in the mornings
Another note about the swing: when the music shuts off, you have about 3 seconds to turn it back on before baby wakes up and doesn't want to go back to sleep. Ergh. :)

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