Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Squeaks at One Week


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. 



I cannot believe Squeaks has been in our lives for a whole entire week now. My SIL recently asked me if it has already begun to feel like we couldn't remember a time before him and when asked, I answered honestly "not yet.." But now that I sit back and think about it, it really does feel like he's been a part of this family forever. 


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!

40 comments :

  1. Awww, he does sound like a sweet and easy baby. My new little girl is quite a fiesty one screaming through diaper changes and whenever she wakes up.
    But the little newborn snuggles are the best.
    I am so happy that you guys are having such a great transition to fily of 4. I look forward to reading more along the way.

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  2. Seriously, he is beyond GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  3. What a sweet heart and a cute nickname!


    He looks a lot like his big bro!

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  4. Love, love, love that tiny precious thing! And he does look so much like you. Congratulations again, on both of your beautiful boys.

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  5. Hooray for nicknames!! Glad things are going well for y'all.

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  6. Oh my goodness, AP!
    He is THE cutest!!!

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  7. I can hardly handle looking at his cute little face! October (my due date) seems so far away!

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  8. I can not believe he is already a week old! He is too freaking cute! I just know that I am going to love watching him grow on here!

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  9. So adorible!! He ALMOST makes me want to have another one right now...almost.

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  10. My second baby was the easiest. I'd have 17 more if they were all as easy as Z was! He is adorable. Glad he is doing so well.

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  11. This is not a snooze of a post - I look the gushy stuff too :) and one of Mia's favorite books is Pip & Squeak. I immediately thought of that when you said squeak.

    Glad everything is going so well.

    He's a cutie!

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  12. He is perfect! I'm glad things are going well for you guys!

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  13. Not a snooze at all! He's adorable! I mean, perfect! His little pouty mouth...his color. SO CUTE! I do think he favors Carter...but looks more like YOU!!!! ;) Way to go momma! You're doing a great job!

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  14. Sounds like bliss to me! I'm going to be so interested to see how this baby is compared to how Braden was. It's human nature to compare, isn't it. I totally know what you mean by "jinxing". Every time I blogged about Braden sleeping well as a newborn...he'd go and have a growth spurt and be up and eat all night :)

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  15. He is so cute! Congratulations!!

    And, I love the chalk board wall.

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  16. He is adorable and I love that he squeaks! Sounds like things are going well over there.

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  17. He is absolutely beautiful AP! Looks just like Carter!! Congrats again! Y'all really do make some cute babies! haha :)

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  18. I'm so glad you have a good baby!! He's adorable ;)

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  19. Too freaking cute! My son was a newborn squeaker too. I think the loyals need a video of the squeaking! But I might explode due to the adorableness of it, so perhaps it's a good thing this post didn't contain a video.

    I'm totally loving watching your experiences as a family of 4 - making me dream about what it will be like when we have baby #2.

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  20. He is just so sweet! Love the chalkboard wall. :)

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  21. what a cute nickname. He is adorable and happy 1 week with him. I cant wait for my little girl to get her. I hope she's easy too!

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  22. congrats for surviving the first week! and Happy 1 week old, Squeaks! (WHAT A CUTE NICKNAME!)

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  23. So sweet. Love the newborn noises. They change so quickly it is easy to forget!

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  24. It's sort of stalkerish, but I can totally imagine that squeak in my head. Ah... newborns ;)

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  25. awe he is so sweet and yay for easy babies! i can't get over how different from carter he looks!

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  26. Aww love it all! He is very handsome. My sons cord stump didn't fall off until after 4wks. Ugh so annoying & gross :)

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  27. Baby updates involving squeaks and a little man this adorable are no snooze! Glad things are going well around the M house!

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  28. Aw! He is so adorable. I can't believe how much he looks like Carter :) Two very handsome boys = one lucky mama!

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  29. He is just so sweet! I love the baby updates and I know I'll love every update of precious MacLane!

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  30. He is so precious!! Congratulations! I am glad everything is going smoothly so far.

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  31. He's so gorgeous!! I need Maclane video! Crew was a grunter as a newborn, everyone always thought he was pooping. Ha! Do you like the nap nanny? I have two rock play sleepers which I love and crew lived in for months but I am intrigued and wondering if I should add it to my pile of unnecessary but necessary stuff. :)

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  32. I would just love to hear those little squeaks. What a sweetie. Glad to hear the first week has gone well, Mama. You're doing so great.

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  33. Haha Squeaks! That is so cute :)! He is ADORABLE...glad he's being such an easy baby so far for you :)

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  34. Congrats hun. He's adorable.

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  35. Oh I would love to hear those little squeaks! How sweet! Like I've told you before, his eyes look so soulful! So enchanting. A heart breaker in training for sure!

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