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22 Oct 2009

6 Weeks

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Addie, Jaymie and I went and saw the Doctor today for her 6 week check-up. I can't believe it has been 6 weeks already.

She had been in perfect health and hardly fusses. She weighed 10 lbs 12½ oz today. The only minor things that we have noticed with her is that her left eye sometimes gets crusty and will discreet a small amount of this yellow 'goo', and that the skin folds under her neck are a little red and irritated. But the Doctor assured us that both of these things are pretty typical an perfectly normal. The eye issue is due to a clogged tear duct, and will clear-up within the first year. The second, we just need to put a little diaper cream and blow-dry her neck after baths, which might be a challenge since she doesn't really have a neck yet.

It has been amazing to see just how quick a baby grows. It seems like yesterday that her little legs were bowed out and you couldn't straighten them, and many other little things that only a new parent would notice. A few things that I never knew about babies:

  • How fun it is to watch them after eating, when they are all 'milk drunk'
  • When she wakes up in the morning, she stretches and yawns like we all do
  • Baby farts stink. Really, really bad
  • How fun it is to be in public and told that we did a really good job
  • How quickly a babies emotions can change. From whaling to sleeping in seconds
  • I've heard the term 'loaded diaper', but I now know just how eye-opening it really can be
  • The vast number of diapers that a baby goes through in the first few weeks. It's slowed down a bit, but there were many times where I had to do multiple 'one after another' changes
  • Some morning she is congested and is very grunty. It's rather amusing
  • How awesome it is to watch her smile when she is dreaming

Things she is doing now:

  • Much more alert
  • She will stare at light patterns on the wall/ceiling for 10 minutes or so
  • She loves when I do my 'jazz hands' to practice her tracking. Jaymie always makes fun of me
  • Sleeping much better at night
  • Her legs are very active. She is building up those muscles for our first hike :)
  • Eats very well
  • Is no longer scratching at her face
Well, it has definitely been a fun journey so far and I cant wait to see what the next 6 weeks brings.

Four Comments

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Posted by Eric Chan
November 4, 2009 @ 2:33 PM
hey Drew! Congrats on the baby! Hope all is going well with you :) -Eric (from UsBank long ago)
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Posted by Drew
November 5, 2009 @ 3:49 PM
Thanks Eric! I hope all is well with you.
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Posted by mom
November 6, 2009 @ 11:00 AM
love to see that u r enjoying baby addison so much--and u r so eloquent with your words and thoughts--thanks for the "daily addison"--i check eveyday!!u can really see the changes--
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Posted by mom
November 6, 2009 @ 11:00 AM
love to see that u r enjoying baby addison so much--and u r so eloquent with your words and thoughts--thanks for the "daily addison"--i check eveyday!!u can really see the changes--

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