Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Err... 42 week update..?

Well, most of you know by now that Macy made her arrival two weeks ago today on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at 1:52pm. She weighed 8 lbs 1 oz (WHERE that came from I have no idea) and was 20 1/2 inches long.

So far motherhood has been great, but very busy and very trying at times! And Burin is so much greater at being a daddy than I ever thought he would be. He is right there changing diapers, feeding her, changing her clothes, and holding her every chance he can get!

Macy is a good baby so far and only fusses when she needs a diaper change or when she is hungry (which is A LOT), or when she just wants to be held. She doesn't really have much of a sleep routine yet (I mean, she is only two weeks old), but we're working on it.

Some of her little quirks - when she's hungry she turns her head all the way to one side and opens her mouth wide, like a little baby bird. And when she is in that half-awake/half-asleep state, she often smiles for about one second and it is the most beautiful smile! I can't wait until she really starts smiling. As far as her features, she definitely got her daddy's eyes and toes, and my nose and lips.

She went for her two-week appointment on Monday and she checked out well! She was up to 8 lbs 3 oz (weight at discharge from the hospital was 7 lbs 9 oz) and was still 20 1/2 inches long. Both height and weight were in the 50th percentile (that was for you Valerie!). We go back in mid-May for her two-month shots, which I know is going to kill me. :(

Overall, Macy is a happy and healthy baby and we are so blessed - she is perfect. She loves when her Pop and Dot and Uncle Chris come to visit and give mommy a little break, and she can't wait to meet her Uncle Sean and Aunt Dana!

Happy little family.


Macy in her going-home outfit, the same one I wore home 30 years ago.

Close-up!

Panda butt.

Bright eyes!

2 comments:

Valerie said...

She is amazing! I am so happy for both of you! If you need anything you know I am here for you!

D:No said...

so I know you're a mom and all now, but I want more updates. :) it's killing me not to be down there to squeeze the life out of my niece! ok, not the life, but just squeeze her.

dana