Friday, May 31, 2013

1 week

Here is what is going on with Elisha this week according to;
Because he was curled up inside your uterus until recently, your newborn baby will probably look scrunched up for a while, with his arms and legs not fully extended. He may even appear bowlegged.   Don't worry: Your baby will stretch out, little by little, and by the time he reaches 6 months, he'll be fully unfurled! In the meantime, as he adjusts to life outside the warm, safe confines of your womb, he may enjoy being swaddled in a light blanket.
This week, reality sets in — you have a baby! He's all yours, he's home with you, and he's dependent on you for love, care, and feeding.
Elisha is doing great!  He's super healthy and settling in well.  He was 7 lbs 8 oz at birth, down to 6 lb 13 oz when we left the hospital, and back up to 7 lbs 7 oz just a few days later at his first doctor's appointment, and before he was even 1 week old.  (At Noah's 1 week appointment he was still 6 oz less than that).  He sleeps most of the time and tends to only cry when showing hunger signs and when I'm changing his diaper.  He has already smiled at us a few times, which Noah never did until after week 6.

Noah has been so wonderful with Elisha and asks to hold him several times a day and wants to see his brother each morning upon waking up and each evening just before bed.  He is really gentle with kissing and stroking Elisha's head and has been much more cauteous around Elisha than any other baby he's ever been around... I think he just knows that he's family or that there is something different with Elisha and other babies.

Click here to see a pic and update for Noah at 1 week to compare him and Elisha.  I think they look similar, but have a few different features.  Elisha definitely has more hair, and isn't quite as thin as Noah was.

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