Will’s first week ended with a trip to the pediatrician, where we learned that he his back to his birth weight, plus 3oz. On average, babies gain 1-2oz per day, but this little piggy gained a little more than 2oz per day! We call him “piggy” because when he is hungry, he starts rooting around for milk, and making little snorting noises. It is so funny to watch and listen to!
Here is Billy, helping the nurse take his measurements. He is very hands-on and I am so thankful!
Our first trip to the pediatrician, when he was 3 days old, was a learning experience! The Dr. asked about where we have him sleep, and I boasted that we figured out that he sleeps like a brick in his Fischer Price Rock-N-Play. She quickly let me know that it does not meet the safe sleep standards and that he should only nap in it during the day. Sad face! I know a lot of parents with babies that use it, though, and it really is a sure-fire way to get some sleep!
I had been taking notes during the appointment, and while the Dr. was checking my vitals, she must have glanced down at what I wrote and saw that I wrote 105 degrees was the temperature we need to be concerned about when he has a fever. She took my pen, crossed it off and wrote 100.5! Ok, so that is a big difference!
I also keep saying that we took him to the vet. Nope, Will is not a dog. I frequently call him Patton too. Speaking of Patton though, he has been so good! We brought Will home, and all of the sudden, Patton is so obedient and not nearly as emotionally needy as he once was. He’ll come over and sniff the baby every once in a while, but generally, he just leaves him alone, and doesn't pester us as much to pay attention to him. For me, though, it is a little sad and strange because before Will, I gave Patton so much love and attention and couldn't imagine that changing. Well, it changed! I do need to get better about having some quality puppy time though.
Will watched his first Steelers game with us on Sunday. Billy had to tone it down a little, with less screaming than usual.