A few pics and 2 week checkup (even though he's 3 weeks!)

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Momma Leah's picture
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A few pics and 2 week checkup (even though he's 3 weeks!)

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One week old

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Wide Awake!

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Three weeks old

Jonah had his two week checkup on Monday at 18 days old. The doctor said he looks perfect! Weight was 8lbs 15oz. Birth weight was 8lbs 5oz and discharge weight was 7lbs 15oz. So he is gaining weight pretty handily! Neither of my other two were this big this early, so to me he doesn't look like a newborn! Length was still 22 inches, still plenty long. She remarked how strong his neck muscles already are, I cannot hold him on my shoulder without him holding his head up Sad . He is already trying to get big too fast!

He sleeps great, we have already had two nights of full sleep and generally only wakes up once to nurse. He makes up for it during the day though! People ask me how I am adjusting to three kids and I say great. People think I am nuts for not saying how hard it is and it makes me feel like things aren't going right. But it really and truly has been great so far!

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Oh, I just love those pics!! He really is such a cutie!!! Smile I'm glad things are going so well for you! Just because "normal" for 3 kids maybe a somewhat hard adjustment, doesn't mean it has to be that way! I'm sure the "plan" when you decided to have 3 kids was to enjoy them, not to be crazy and stressed out, right?!?! Wink Sophie was my biggest baby at 8 pounds, 4 ounces, but she was "floppy" lol. A couple of my 7 pounders had some crazy strong muscles though. My last two little bitties have definitely been floppy though.

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Love the pics...he's adorable! I'm glad the transition to 3 is going smoothly for you. I really am anticipating it being easier than going from 1 to 2 was. Nice that he eats well during the day and sleeps at night too. That's ideal IMO! Smile

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"Clarkton" wrote:

Love the pics...he's adorable! I'm glad the transition to 3 is going smoothly for you. I really am anticipating it being easier than going from 1 to 2 was. Nice that he eats well during the day and sleeps at night too. That's ideal IMO! Smile

My OB and his wife have 4, and when I had #2 he told me that adding their second was the hardest and adding the third and fourth was no trouble. So far that has been true for me, maybe it will be for you too!

Thanks ya'll, we think he is pretty cute too!

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YAY for a good appt and a great gainer!

M's neck is super strong too. From the second he came out. I just can't believe it. I have always said that DD was a 'tummy time drop-out', lol. I think M will be different. Blum 3

I'm glad things are going great for you. I really hate it how people almost want to see you fail. It's annoying. People keep asking me if DD is jealous of M, but she totally isn't (yet)! It's awesome.

I love the birdy hat. Did you make it? I think I have that pattern too. Blum 3 I have a whole box of hats and photo props for M to wear at his newborn photos. I need to try them on and make sure they fit his monster head! I also want to make a bow tie & diaper cover set for him to wear. It's super cute on boys.

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What a handsome guy! Glad to hear he's doing well and putting on weight easily. My second had a strong neck from the get go too and it was really nice. DS2 seems to be a lot floppier so we'll have to actually do tummy time purposefully this time around. Also glad to hear the 2 to 3 transition is going smoothly for you. I thought the hardest transition was 0 to 1 myself but my first was a handful and both of my boys have been much more mellow newborns. We'll see how I feel when this little guy gets mobile though, that'll be the true test!

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Yes Ashley, the transition from 0-1 was hard... all the others have been EASY!! lol

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Great pics!~ You can really see how he is already changing and growing up!

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

YAY for a good appt and a great gainer!

M's neck is super strong too. From the second he came out. I just can't believe it. I have always said that DD was a 'tummy time drop-out', lol. I think M will be different. Blum 3

I'm glad things are going great for you. I really hate it how people almost want to see you fail. It's annoying. People keep asking me if DD is jealous of M, but she totally isn't (yet)! It's awesome.

I love the birdy hat. Did you make it? I think I have that pattern too. Blum 3 I have a whole box of hats and photo props for M to wear at his newborn photos. I need to try them on and make sure they fit his monster head! I also want to make a bow tie & diaper cover set for him to wear. It's super cute on boys.

My other two loved tummy time, Jonah not so much. He just wants to be up!

A few days ago DD asked when we were going to take him back to the hospital! I asked if we could take her back too and she said no, so I said no we can't take him back either! I think she is bored with him because he isn't doing anything yet. In the past few days she has discovered she can pick him up, so she is more interested in him now.

Thanks, yes I made the hat. His head is so big it is almost too little now. I was wanting to make a Mickey Mouse diaper cover and hat for his newborn photos, I got the diaper cover done, but not the hat. I think I will make it for his 3 month photos. I love the little crocheted things on babies!

Yes, I agree going from 0 to 1 is very hard!

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For me the hardest was 2-3 kids. I didn't feel human again for about 2 months. Different for everyone I guess! 0-1 and 1-2 were not too bad. So far 3-4 hasn't been that terrible...;)

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So cute! Glad things are going so smoothly. I am so scared about going from 2-3. I think because things at our house run incredibly smoothly right now and it's going to be wild to throw a wrench in that. It's nice to hear from others when it's going well. Makes me think there's hope!

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Glad it's going so well, adding 2 has been hard for me but getting better...maybe... And she has been super strong since she came out, holding her head up in the first few hours!

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