By day two of life, Maclane earned himself a nickname that will stick with him forever. No, that nickname isn't "Mac" although we do occasionally call him that. The name he has so lovingly earned himself is "Squeaks."
Almost self-explanatory, The Husband bestowed this nickname upon our sweet boy because he does not, in fact, make a peep throughout the day other than the occasional fuss for a wet diaper or if we're cruising close to mealtime. When he does make a sound? It's a squeak. A tiny little pip squeak.
He squeaks in his sleeps. He squeaks when he wakes up from his nap. He squeaks when you change his diaper and when you pick him up from his pack and play.
It's absolutely one of the cutest and sweetest sounds you've ever heard.
Now, I don't want to go jinxing myself but he is such an "easy baby." And when I say "easy" I simply mean that he is so different from his brother.
He's hardly a crier, ever, and he sleeps all the live long day. He's wonderful about eating and will wake to do so. We've been feeding on demand and throughout the day that usually means he eats every 2-3 hours.
We've had a couple of stretches where he's been wanting to eat every hour and I've just been going with the flow.
He gives me fairly decent stretches overnight, the longest being 4 hours. Since he's so little, I try not to let him go longer than that without eating but we do love our sleep!
His passed his first pediatrician exam with flying colors. The pedi was so enamored with him she lovingly joked about stealing him away from us.
On discharge from the hospital (Thursday, June 21st), his weight was down from 8lbs 1ounce to 7lbs 5 ounces. At his appointment today, his weight was back up to 7lbs 9ounces. We're all assured he'll be back to his birth weight in no time and will return in three weeks!
Fantastic reflexes and a strong suck, we're so proud of our healthy, thriving little man although I'm patiently waiting for his umbilical cord to fall off. Carter's had fallen off before our first doctor's appointment and I'm itching to give this little boy his first bath!
Sorry for the snooze of a post but it's such a great way for me to document our beginnings! Happy One Week, Maclane!