7 Week Update

‘6 week’ checkup:

4.1kg up from 3.5 at his 2 week

56cm tall, up from 51 at his 2 week

34cm head circumference which is now back to his birth size, as it drops due to a head shape change after birth – (probably to inflict max damage on his way out!)

He was immunised against; diphtheria, tetanus, haemophilus, influenza, hep b, polio, and pertussis in the left leg, and pneumococcal in the right. He had rotavirus orally – which is a live virus, so we were told to bag his poo’s. We kept the band aids for scrap booking.

Milestones:

Liam gave me his first beaming smile (for me, anyway) on Saturday, the 31st of January. He smiled at me about 3 or 4 times when I was making over-the-top faces and using high pitched sounds, etc. It was sooooooooooo cute! He’s doing it daily now.

He can lift his head much easier without much effort, ad needs less support of his head.

Starting to like being played with physically – so hopefully he’ll begin to like massage.He’s growing more hair on the front of his head now, except my hubby cut a small lock off for scrap booking.

Hubby noticed a pattern in his eyes, and it looks like they’re going to be blue, like his. Over the week they’ve gone from light grey to grey-dark blue.

He’s been cluster feeding – a lot, so it’s been hard to get anything done. He often falls asleep when I’m trying to feed. It’s quite frustrating – especially when I have to fit it in around working. He’s quite clingy now, and pretty much cries whenever he’s awake now if he’s not being fed or sang to.

His hungry, bored and in pain cries sound too similar for me to tell apart. The only way I can tell if he has wind pain now is by his legs.

He’s been spitting out his dum,my VERY frequently now.

This week he hasn’t been bashing his head into the sleep positioner, which is good J

Sleeping in 6 hour stretches most nights this week.

I tried hand expressing and its going pretty well, but aiming is proving difficult at times… I’ve been using a pirple cup which we got from cheap as chips for our wedding to express into, because it’s nice and big, allowing room for mis-aims, extra milk, and my hand. I pretty much haven’t used the pump at all this week.

His acne ash has cleared up a bit, since we stopped the oil massages and haven’t been swaddling him as tightly or as warmly. At the check-up they said it is because his skin is getting used to our world, and he possibly has sensitive skin. We’re aiming for daily baths now.

When he is awake he’s usually awake for longer.

His nappies are constantly wet my hubby said when I was at work on Tuesday he changed his nappy, and 5 mins later he’d wet through to overflowing, and it ended up on the floor, and all over his new bouncer! And he did it again Thursday, my husband thinks maybe we should perhaps use the next size up.

I learnt a few things about vlogging and taking pictures, and I even filmed and edited a few videos on my own. 🙂

He can grip things pretty well now when things are placed in his hand. On Wednesday he held money rolled up and taped, and yesterday my husband tried to get him to hi-five, and he put a pen in his hand and he scribbled his first tiny picture 😛 He’s also started to show liam parts of his body, like hands and feet, via playing games like peekaboo.

GIFTS:

Brown fluffy blanket

3x 0 sheriff outfit

Book about Harry the hippo who loves to hide.

2 3x o rompers

1 car that goes with a car from the toy haul (which I think is yet to be edited)

We got lots of free goodies at the checkup… better than a bounty bag! We got s26 Comfort and s26 Newborn, along with another formula, and about 8 nappies, because the nurse said they’d go off and be wasted otherwise.

PURCHASES:

Ikea

  • Hamper for his room
  • Book with textures and animals
  • Table and lampshade for feeding
  • Boxes for his feeding supplies
  • Boxes to babyproof our loungeroom storage units.
  • Cleaning supplies

Kmart

  • Wipes box
  • U pillow for feeding
  • 2 spare pillows
  • Teaching supplies

Office Works

  • Teaching supplies

Entertainment: Liam’s been liking;

  • singamajigs,
  • music and new sounds
  • playgym
  • Tummy time
  • Reading,
  • Facial expressions,
  • Playing with and staring at my husband’s motorised faders on his mixing desk.

Gumtree

  • Feeding chair and ottoman $150
  • Baby bath and insert $4 (we’re getting this later today.)

ON SATURDAY HE’ll BE 50 DAYS OLD!!

http://www.babycenter.com.au/s1001645/7-week-old

4 thoughts on “7 Week Update

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