Thursday, May 20, 2010

My Sweet little Tucker, how are you already turning 6 weeks old today?! You are such a good baby and we have enjoyed every second of your little life so far! I want to "note" some things about you so I can remember this short but sweet newborn stage!

At 6 weeks:

*You are such a laid-back baby. You go with the flow and are always very relaxed!

*You smile so easily! You love when we talk to you and usually have a big grin across your face as soon as we start! Taelyn ALWAYS gets you to smile! (you "officially" smiled for the first time at 4 1/2 weeks)

*You love to take everything in. You have got bright curious eyes and love to watch all the chaos going on around you!

*You are soooooooo adorable. Between Dave, me, and the kids, I am sure it gets said AT LEAST 100 times a day.

*Noise does not seem to bother you. You seem to actually sleep better with the door open so that you can hear the kids' chatter.

*You are so responsive to my voice. Actually to everyone who comes up and talks to you, but MINE seems to be your favorite! ;)

*You always have your hands up by your face and have ever since you came into this wide world! Both fists... right up under your chin.

*You have monkey toes. They are so cute! The nurses in the NICU used to say that you could climb trees with those toes!

*You LOVE your swaddler blanket!

*You have a love/hate relationship with the binky. If you are really tired, you will take it. Otherwise, you want NOTHING to do with it.

*We just broke out the infant swing, so far you seem to like it!

*You still sleep quite a bit. Usually you will be awake for a couple hours, 2 or 3 times a day.

*You like to have your butt patted hard when we rock you to sleep. (I know I shouldn't rock you, and I say every time that I am pregnant that I am NOT going to rock my baby, but I do. It's so hard to resist)

*You have always slept good at night. Generally you eat around 9:30 p.m. and then wake up and eat again around 3. You eat and poop a few times and then go right back to sleep until 7:00 a.m. Neither Daddy or I feel sleep deprived yet! =)

*Most of your meals consists of breast milk from a bottle. You favor the bottle over breast, which is fine. I pump around the clock and we make it work! The times that you have had to have formula, you are NOT impressed and tend to eat only half as much.

*You drink about 5 ounces every 3-4 hours. Sometimes you take as much as 6 1/2 ounces.

*You generally don't spit up. You've probably only spit up about a handful of times.

*Daddy and I enjoy watching our King Of Queen dvds every night when we are feeding/pumping.

*You poop A LOT and you poop LOUD! Usually it's as soon as we put a clean diaper on.

*You weighed 12lbs 13oz and measured 23 1/2 inches long at your appointment today.

*You've grown out of some of your 0-3 months clothes. I've just started pulling out and washing your 3-6 months clothes.

*You are loved by EVERY member of this family and we love to spoil you every day, all day. Thank you so much for being such a sweet little you!

Here are just a few of my favorite snapshots from the past couple weeks....