Wednesday, October 29, 2008

2 weeks old! My chunky monkey!

So my little man is 2 weeks old (yesterday)! We had his 2 week appointment today with the pediatrician. She is so cute. I found out today that she is from Chile, so of course she spoke Spanish to me the whole time! LOL! She kept saying that I HAVE to talk to Brock in Spanish. She also said that we have to talk Spanish at the next appointment! YIKES! That makes me nervous :-) LOL!

Brock had little lumps under his nipples, so I asked the Dr about it because I was concerned. She kind of giggled, told me NOT to tell Spike, and squeezed Brock's nipples... um... did you know that babies can produce Colostrum? For those that don't know, that's the "pre-milk" that mothers make in their breasts before real milk comes in! So she sqeezed most of the colostrum out of him and the lumps went away! She told me not to do that at home because it will go away on its own. She just helped the process along. I was completely disgusted because I didn't know that was even possible! So weird! Of course I HAD to tell Spike. How could I not tell him? LOL! He was grossed out and was mad that I told him that! LOL!

Anyhow, the Dr. said that Brock is doing great! Here are his new stats:

Weight: 9 pounds, 2.8 ounces (75th percentile)
Length: 22 1/4 inches (90th percentile)
Head circumference: 15 1/4inches (75th percentile)

Brock has been waking up and needing to eat every 2 hours this past week... which means mommy doesn't get much sleep now :-( So sad. But we get to take a nap from like 10 or 11am to 12:30 or 1pm. So its okay :-)


The TX Millers said...

Okay the colostrum part was kinda icky, lol. I had NO CLUE that babies could do that, i never noticed anything like that with Ike

Beth said...

Hey! I give you a LOT of credit to even attempt to blog while having a newborn! Not sure I would have done it. And you know that even after four kids I too didn't know that babys can produce colestrum. I knew that girls will "spot" almost like a period for a day or two then that stops. I hope you are getting a good amount of rest! Take care.