Friday, October 14, 2011

Chloe, Week Three

The girl, she grunts. All night long. During naps. While she eats. Staring at the mobile above her swing. Grunt, grunt, grimace. I've stopped being concerned and checking on her each time she makes a noise because odds are she's still sleeping/eating/staring. I call her my Piglet McSnufflepuss.

At Chloe's two week appointment, um, ah, last week, she weighed in at 8lbs 10oz, measured 20.5 inches, and a head circumference...crap, I forgot to write that down. Regardless, she's solidly in the 50th percentile across the board and I anticipate a sharp drop to 10-25th percentile at the 8 week appointment. I might birth them big, but they don't stay big. That's only if she takes after her brother who has never strayed above the 25th percentile mark a day in his life. We'll see what happens.

In summary:

Sleeping at night? Sort of. Sometimes. Last night, better. The night before, no. I have determined that the effects of sleep deprivation are felt most acutely about three weeks in aka RIGHT NOW.

Feeding? Breastfeeding is going just fine, thank you. I still hate the pump with every ounce of my being. Girlfriend dislikes tomatoes, garlic, beans and Chipotle. We're in discussion about that last one.

Activity? Other than staring at the ceiling/me/her brother, nothing much to report. Oh, she hates tummy time. SHOCKER.

Places visited? Target (many, many times), Costco, JoAnn Fabrics, doctor, zoo, Mema's house, neighbor's roof deck (where I had my first glass of wine and holy hell was that delicious), great-grandma's house.

All in all, Chloe is pretty fantastic and really damn cute.

A gassy smile that was followed by the world's loudest fart from a newborn.

He asked to hold her and my heart burst into a million pieces of HAPPY.

This is the classic Chloe Looks Concerned face and 
Noah just finished saying "I'm done, take the baby."

12 comments:

Mrs. Irritation said...

I love the look on his face in both pics. She is precious!!

Michelle said...

Glad things are going well for you Sara! I agree on the 3 weeks of sleep deprivation, hope she gives you some rest soon.

little miss mel said...

SO sweet! What a lovely lady! Congrats on week 3 with 2!!! :)

k said...

I am DYING at that last picture. It is cracking me up hardcore.

Also, pumps can die in a tire fire. I HATE THEM.

Paige said...

Hey, Griffin was 8lbs 10oz at his 2-weeks, too! He was 7lb 9oz at birth so the boy can EAT! Carter has always been 10th percentile, so I expect the drop-off too...

I am in awe of all the places you go. Finn and I take Carter to and from school and otherwise are fairly anti-social. :/ I am going to brave Whole Foods this afternoon, however...

Glad all is well!

Jessica said...

Such ADORABLE children!

Maggie said...

SAME HERE with the piggyness. My FIL has always called the babies "guai ji" (I have NO IDEA if I spelled that right) but it's basically "little piggie" in Chinese. Which has always sort of OFFENDED me because I am SENSITIVE like that, but it's perfect for this baby. And oh, she smells. Worse than the other two combined.

I still love her. LOVE that we're on the same timeline!

Katherine said...

I am told that "girls are noisy". So I guess that's what the grunting is all about? My daughter is the same way. I freaking love her jammies! Where has time flown? Just a few weeks ago we were IMing about our sons teething and not sleeping. Now they're 3.

Michelle said...

Piglet McSnufflepuss .... Bwahahaha.

And that last picture should be framed for both their graduations. And weddings. Love it.

Erica said...

Aw, I love your adorable little grunter.

bessieviola said...

I hate the pump too. Evil.

The pictures totally melted me! Love the last one especially - Noah's "okay, that's PLENTY of this" face is hilarious!

She is lovely!

Hillary said...

That last picture is just priceless. I love it.