Burke has slept in his Big Boy car bed for the last 2 weeks!! We put his bed next to ours to slowly make the transition out of our bed. He started watching cartoons in his bed and would stay in there when it was time to go to sleep. Burke moved out of our bed just in time for Dane to move in! You'd think we would learn the 1st time... We're so proud of Burke. He's getting so big!
Yesterday Dane had his 1 month check up. He's doing very well. Dr. Moustafa said in the next 2-4 weeks he'll start smiling at us, following objects with his eyes and make cooing sounds!
9 pounds 13.5 oz 26%
22 inches long 38%
Dane has been doing really well. He's still sleeping about 16 hours a day. He wakes up 2-3 times at night to feed. He sleeps in the swing, pack-n-play, bouncey chair, our bed, and on me! He's doing really well with nursing. I love when he's eating and stops to smile. It's the best!! He likes being in carriers; it puts him right to sleep. He's a very content baby.
His 1 month chech up is this week. I can't wait to see how much he's grown! I bet he's close to 9 pounds now. I just started putting him in 0-3 month clothes but his newborn onsies still fit.
Burke wanted to hold Dane and after a couple minutes Dane started crying. I said I needed to feed Dane and Burke said he would. He proceeded to lift his shirt and said 'eat Dane'!
Burke and Dane's new ride! (The seats can face either way)
Thursday I wanted out of the house so I took the boys by myself to shop at Light House Place. The trip went a lot smooth than I thought it would thanks to my new stroller :)
Yesterday Dane was 2 weeks old. The Dr said he should be back at his birth weight by this time so I took him in to be weighed. He was 8.95 pounds!! He went from the 23% to the 42%. He's getting big so fast. He's been a great sleeper. He typically goes to sleep around 7 or 8 and wakes around 12 to eat and again around 4. So far he's been making it easy for us!
Wednesday Dane had his 5 day check up. It went very well. He gained back 2 oz that he lost after birth.
Weight: 7.14 lbs 23% Height: 20 1/2 in 23% Head: 14 cm 21%
He's been a really really good baby! Plus I think it's a lot easier the 2nd time around because we knew what to expect. The first days in the hospital everything woke him up and now he sleeps through all kinds of noises.
I am breastfeeding him! Luckily Dane caught on really fast. Paul and I both believe that it's an important thing to do. It's really nice that he's so supportive of it :)
As for big brother Burke... He's been doing great! He loves Dane. Before touching him he'll say ' I want to touch his feet' or 'I want to kiss on his head'. He's surprisingly gentle about it. When we talk about the people we love he'll say ' I love Dane first'. Burke makes sure that Dane always has his blanket and hat.
He hasn't adjusted to other people holding Dane. He'll say ' No mommy hold him' or 'daddy hold him'
He also thinks that Dane should sleep in our bed too! I'm hoping to get a bassinet or co-sleeper so he can sleep right next to us. The last couple nights Dane's slept in the swing in our room. When Burke isn't paying attention I'll put Dane in the crib. He'll sleep about anywhere!
Paul has been off all week!! It has been a huge help to have him here. I'm sure it's made it a bit easier for Burke to adjust to the changes too. Paul's been taking care of Burke and buddy so that I can rest and take care of Dane.
And now what you've been waiting for... new pictures!