Tuesday, August 07, 2007

1m 1d - First smiles

Tristan gave us his first voluntary smile on Saturday. It was so cute. Daddy was holding him and gets to claim the first smile - lucky dog! It was good timing too, as some friend's of ours who are photographers came by to take some pics. I think we caught the real smile in at least one pic, I should have them soon and will post some then. Our friends are doing mostly weddings right now, but hope to branch out to include child/baby portraits too so we get to have fun being their guinea pigs.

Now, I know it's not an official weight because he had a (clean) diaper on and it wasn't the most accurate scale, but I did the whole weigh us together then me and subtract thing today and according to that, this kid already weighs 13 pounds! Yes, I meant to type 1-3, that is not a typo. You might notice from the title of this post that he's only 1 day into his 2nd month. Yowza! We have our official 1 month check up next week so I'll get an 'official' weight then. I swear he's a lot longer too, he's grown out of about half of his 0-3 month clothes - at ONE MONTH OLD! I find this fact so amusing.

My MIL left today to go home and Hubby and NSWO and I are all a bit sad to see her go. It was a lovely visit. I pumped a couple of bottles this morning to take in the car so we wouldn't have to be held up by a hungry baby and MIL was feeding him some milk as we pulled up to the curb at the airport. It was so sweet, she looked at Tristan and said, "Do you think you can keep drinking this milk for the next several weeks so I have to stay?"

The thrush is still here, not sure the Rx meds did much of anything for the gas, although his diaper rash did seem to get better. We're doing a few days of Gentian Violet and if this doesn't clear it up by later this week, I'll call the doctor to see what Rx med we should try next. Tristan still wakes up with painful gas during the night and sometimes during the day, but overall, his sleeping is a bit better. He seems to be falling into a pattern of waking sometime between 1:30-2:00am, then about 4:45-5:00am and again at 6:30-7:00am. Not too bad for a one month old - hoping it continues to get even better in the next month.

So, I realized the other day that it's silly to keep refering to my oldest as NSWO (Not So Wee One) if I'm going to call the Wee One (WO??) by his first name. I guess I should stop using WO's name, but why not use NSWO's name? Anyway, after a bit of thought (that took about 16 seconds I think) I'd rather use my boys' names since I like them so much. So, without further ado and rambling from me - NSWO's actual name is Ryan.


seattlegal said...

Looking forward to seeing the pics!

Heather said...

Those are good names.

Can't wait to see the photos!!

Coty said...

Sorry about the thrush...that must suck! Glad Tristan is smiling, though. Charlie started REALLY smiling last week. Now I get them daily. SO much fun. Anyway, wanted to let you know that Luvbug(Valerie) made the July moms our own website. www.july07moms.com
Several of us are over there, and most of us have been banned or are on Read Only for "advertising." I'm RO and have noticed that alot of the "regulars" have not posted today. Coincidence? Anyway, didn't know if you'd heard about it. If you have any others' contact info, spread the word please...just not via FF cause they're lurking BIGTIME.

Alli said...

Love the names and am GREEN over Tristan's sleeping. We are no where NEAR anything that regular at night. You are lucky.

Rose has the WORST gas, too. Her tummy wakes her up all night long. Advice?

Linlee said...

Smiles make it all worthwhile. I'm jealous, we still aren't getting much sleep at our house. Our little one is up all night with tummy problems.