Saturday, February 20, 2010

What fun comparing!

I took a picture yesterday, and realized today that it mirrors a picture I took a number of weeks ago.  I did some cropping so they are essentially the same picture, and it's so much fun to compare the look and size of Edward as time goes by.  Just had to share with all of you! :)

The first picture was taken January 6 - right at 4 weeks.  The second was yesterday - at 10 weeks.  Some points to note are:
-- how far up in the seat his head sits
-- how the "bananas" as Kasey calls the, cradle his head
-- how wide his knees are compared to the edge of the seat
-- the width of his forearms

I'm taking comparison pictures of him sleeping too, which are also fun to look at, and see how much he's changed in just 10 weeks.  It's hard to believe it's only been 10 weeks since he was born - except when he's not sleeping well, in which case it feels like an eternity. :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

We've upped our percentage now! (2 month checkup)

Today was Edward's 2 month checkup.  This is the first one where he gets shots, so I stayed home to provide moral support to Kasey. :)  (yes, I said Kasey.  Edward handled the shots pretty well actually, and Kasey has needle issues.)

Everything checked out, and they asked us far more questions than we asked them.  Does he have a carseat, is it used rear facing, does he sleep on his back, does he interact with us, does he move his head, do we read to him, does he cry other than when he needs something, how is he sleeping, how many wet and soiled diapers . . . I'm sure I missed a few of them.  Our doctor had a medical student, who asked most of the questions. Oh, and as for the shots, he got 3 of them, and gets another 3 in 2 months.

(As an aside, for any Missouri readers, the med student came from KCOM.  I asked him if he was getting his DO or MD, and when he said DO, I mentioned I was from Kirksville, and he told us that's where he went to school.  It was a fun side discussion, and really seemed to relax the student.  For any of you not from Missouri, Kirksville is where I grew up, and KCOM is Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.)

His percentages went up though!  He weighed in at 14 pounds 12 ounces, which we are told is the 90 percentile.  Length is 24 inches, and at 75 percent.  He's totally healthy, and he doesn't have to see the doctor again until he hits 4 months. 

No surprise to anyone that he has outgrown a lot of his newborn and 0-3 month clothing.  He's becoming a little chunk! (ok, so he's already one, but so cute).  These pictures are from SuperBowl Sunday, and he seemed to really enjoy the football on TV.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Kim made us a marvelous sling.  I was a little nervous about using the ring sling, and thought it would be difficult to use properly. 

But I found a website (ok, so Kasey found it) that gave some instructions and samples.  It wasn't too hard at all to make it work.  Kasey hasn't mastered it yet, but we'll get there. :)

As an aside, look at how well Edward is holding his head up!  He is really good at it. :)

Thanks Kim, it's great!!