Monday, March 22, 2010

9 weeks

Saturday Mr. Wes was 9 weeks old. I don't know how long I'll mark his age in weeks, I guess soon it will be time just to count the months! Sigh, my boy is growing up! He had his 2 month Drs. appointment and his vaccinations on Wednesday. I made Bill come, as I knew I was going to be upset and didn't want to hold him when he got his shots. He was pretty sad, mostly for the oral dose he had to get, he screamed the most for that. He was already upset by the time the needles came out, so I didn't notice too much reaction! He did bleed a bit, and had little tiny band aids on his thighs... he ran a slight temp and was fussy that night, then Thursday he slept ALL day! He was seriously only awake about an hour in the morning and then an hour around noon. He had a slight fever that next day, but I didn't give him tylenol after Wednesday night. He was 22 1/4 inches long (25th percentile) and 11lbs 14ozs in weight (50th) His head circumference is 15 5/8ths inches (50th)

One evening this week he found his thumb, he sucked it like crazy... to the point that I had a hard time nursing him since he wouldn't get his hand away from his face. The next day however, he had forgotten I guess, since he is back to sucking fingers or his whole hand. We had two really gorgeous days and he was able to spend some time outside. He really enjoys being outdoors and like the other kiddos I think he is going to be an animal/nature lover! He quiets right down and just looks all around when you carry him outside. I have taken to bringing him into the shower with me some days- he loves the water! I can let the shower splash right on his face and he just closes his eyes... I hope that means he is going to be a swimmer! All the other kids like the water too, so I'm taking that as a good sign.

He is starting to really coo and smile- he likes to have "conversations" and will "chit chat" when he is in a good mood. He isn't stringing sounds together, but we get multiple babbles in a minute or two. He also smiles and "flirts" a lot- he loves the attention and follows your face intently! It is so cool how you can really start to interact with him now. He is growing and changing so quickly! I am really looking forward to Grandma and Grandpa Houston arriving back from Florida, I can't wait for them to meet him.


  1. Oh my gosh, that photo is so sweet! I wish he could find his thumb again, it could make night time a wee bit easier!!

  2. It sure does tug on the heart strings to have to watch them get their shots. I had to have my husband there the first time for support also.
    Wes is sure a cute little guy. You guys are so lucky!

  3. What a great time it sounds like you are having with Mr. Wes! I can't remember when I started counting months... time sure does fly!

  4. Well done on the thumb front - that is huge! He will zero in on it again in no time :)