Thursday, July 30, 2009

We're surviving and thriving!

I'm thankful that newborns sleep so much. I actually feel like I get a couple of things done most days! So far, Tate has been a pretty good baby. He seems fussier than what Landon was, but still decently easy to console. Landon seems to be adjusting, but seems somewhat annoyed at times with the lack of attention he gets when we're having to pay attention to Tate. I haven't taken them anywhere by myself yet. The idea of it sounds overwhelming to me!!
Physically, I'm feeling quite good. Not ready to go out and start running, but feeling very good for having given birth a little over 2 weeks ago.

The boys had their routine check-ups this week. Landon had his 18-month check-up. He's around the 50th percentile for his age when it comes to his size. That's kinda been his trend for awhile. He seems right on track and maybe even slightly advanced in some areas developmentally. No, I don't think I have a child-genius on my hands, but he's doing quite well.

Tate had his 2-week check-up. He weighed in at 11lbs. 5 oz. Guess I don't have to worry if he's getting enough to eat. Typically, at this point, they usually still weigh their birth weight since they lose some weight those first days. Needless to say, he rates in the 95th percentile in weight and he's off the chart with heighth at 23 inches. He's eating well. Sleeping as expected for his age (meaning I still get up and nurse every 3 hours or so at night). We're working on getting him on a "schedule" of sorts. It worked very well to put Landon on a schedule and made his eating/sleeping very predictable for us. Scheduling may sound a bit rigid for a baby, but it makes life easier for all of us and I'm too organized/detailed not to. :)


Adam's mom said...

Oh my, I can't believe the changes two weeks can bring! Thank you so much for the cute pictures and updates. Sounds like everything is going well for your family. I love seeing the boys side by side. Seems like Tate is determined to be a big boy by the way he is growing. Miss you and love you.

aunt doreen said...

Only two weeks? Sure feels like ages ago that you added Tate to the family and it always makes the older "baby" look more grown up. I LOVE seeing the updates and pictures. I can relate to have little boys in the house and Adam looks like his Uncle Dan did when the males were dominating our home.
So much fun! Becca, you hardly gained any weight with Tate, I'm guessing you are getting quite the workout with your family. I missed seeing you in the update photos! Next Becca and "little" boys!

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures of the boys together. I am excited about coming to see you in a little over a week. And to see the change in Tate and of course to play with Landon.
Love, Becca's MOM

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Pics Becca......I look often if you keep updating. Look forward to seeing them grow.

Eliah Canaan Reed said...

Sweet Becca - Good job babe! What an amazing family you have! :) And I must say that we have already betrothed our eldest daugther Eliah (now 20 months) to another little man, but Meira is still available and if things don't work out with Judah and Eliah, perhaps we can arrange something! lol! I think it's hilarious that we're in exactly the same place - just with different body parts! We are adjusting better than I thought we would be, but that may be because we have had non-stop help since Meira was born almost 3 weeks ago. It was great to see your little men! Blessings dearest!