Monday, May 18, 2009

3 Weeks

Its hard to believe that Sam is three weeks old. Especially since we have only had him home for 2 of those weeks. We are loving every moment of parenting, and we are learning so much from him every day.
Sam's umbilical stump and plastibell (from his circumcision) have finally fallen off and so we have been able to give him baths now, which he is not a huge fan of, but I am sure he will come to love them in time. He is holding his head up fairly well on his own, and he is able to focus on things and look around. Sam has already had his first haircut, and will need another one soon. I cant believe how much hair he has.
He is eating a lot, and gaining weight. He is about 8 lbs now, and getting longer and longer. His platelets have lowered again, but we are still in a safe range (150k). We have another CBC today, so hopefully they will not have dropped again. We are loving the nice weather, and Sam loves to be outside. We take him out every chance we get. He is so relaxed laying out in the sun. Sam is a good sleeper. He is taking longer naps between feedings and is only getting up about 2 times a night. He loves to sleep on his tummy, but we only allow that during the day when we are with him.
We are looking forward to smiles and coos, but I don't want this stage to end. I am loving the newborn stage and I really hope that he never grows out of his cuddly personality.

I am finally starting to feel better. I have had a horrible cold for weeks now, but I am getting more and more energy every day. Regarding healing from childbirth, I had no idea it would be so easy. There are uncomfortable aspects of it, but I feel so great for having had a long and hard delivery/labor. I know I have been blessed in so many ways, and I cant help but think that all of your prayers helped us in every way possible. Thank you again.

9 comments:

The Cox Trio said...

Yeah, more Sam pics!

merideth said...

wow i have to say that you look so amazing!! i so wish my body would bounce back like that.
and that baby sam is so super cute.

Colton said...

Oh my gosh, how cute! I was not prepared for that first picture.

I'm glad you are getting to enjoy him so much. He's adorable. Those skinny little legs, he's going to be a soccer player.

Sabs said...

love the pics of the shades! soooo adorable!

Ani / AnaAlicia said...

cute baby holly!

manders said...

Sam is so adorable. I see alot of Matt in him. It's still to early to tell though. He is so cute... You look amazing man if I could look like you after 3 weeks I would be prego all the time. Both of our kids have slept on their tummy since birth it's the only way they would sleep. Hope all is well. You look great and so happy.

Adam and Dani said...

I am so happy things are going well. What a handsome little man!

The Dillon 6 said...

oh Hottie -- he is SO cute! And you're right, that boy is Long! We know about you and Mom-hood. How's Matty doing with Dad-hood? I bet he's loving it! Laurel is very anxious to meet him...maybe the weekend of the 30th? Let us know...

Bart and Jill said...

You look soooo skinny already Holly! Fabulous!! I can't wait to meet Sam... he is seriously SO darling... i can't get enough of it!