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Baby’s 1st Year – Two Weeks Old

I can hardly believe that my baby is now two weeks old, it seems as if time goes by so slow yet when you blink another week has passed.

My Two Week Old Baby:

  • She’s nursing regularly and now weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces.
  • She has also grown almost a whole inch and is now 20 inches and 3/4 long.
  • Her pediatrician put her on her tummy and saw Mia start to lift her head and look around. She told me “breastfed babies do amazing things and Mia is no different”. She encouraged us to give her tummy time each day.
  • Mia is looking around and will turn her head when she hears a voice she recognizes. She will also lift her head off the ground and attempt to look around even if it’s just for a few moments.
  • She sleeps most of the day and throughout the night. She slept in her crib half the night until I couldn’t stand being away from her. I’m not ready for her to be in her crib yet.
  • She still like her paci. and got her very first bottle while I was running errands. Del let both the girls feed her and they all seemed to enjoy it.

Two Weeks Postpartum:

  • Sleeping – My husband is such a light sleeper and Mia often makes noise at night. Especially while nursing so this week I woke up to him pulling her off of my breast. He enjoys co-sleeping but has found he’s having a hard time with worrying about her in our bed.
  • Physically – I’m still having pain from the nerve damage from my epidural. It is getting better so the hope is this is not permanent. I go back to the doctor next week to check up on my progress with healing.
  • Breastfeeding – Is going really well she eats like a champ although I have to wake her up to eat sometimes. I’m still pumping every day and average 6 ozs of extra milk a day. I hope I can keep this up although my freezer is quickly becoming full.
  • The Girls – I caught Kaila and few times moving her and trying to carry her around. I know she’s strong enough but I worry that she may be a little too confidant when to comes to handling Mia.

This week was exciting and rather boring. We celebrated Brooklin’s 3rd birthday with a big party. It rained the majority of the week but the sunshine came out today so we all went to Oaks Park with some friends and their kiddo. Mia rode in Del’s arms on the carousel, their youngest rider of the year!  Yesterday we went on our very first hike of the year and enjoyed the shady paths with the girls. Mia slept the entire time but was fine with it either way. Overall it was a really great week as each day passes we can see Mia growing and changing more and more.

Mia’s 2 Week Pictures

5 Comments

  1. christine jessamine on June 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    she is so beautiful! congratulations! i love the cute outfits and flower on her binky,. so cute!



  2. Jen-Eighty MPH Mom on June 22, 2012 at 7:40 am

    She is adorable…sigh, it briefly makes me want another (although I am way too old 🙂

    She looks SO much like Brooklin!



  3. courtney b on June 22, 2012 at 6:40 am

    she’s gorgeous and i love that binky.. LOVE the name.. my new baby is named Mila.. and I love Mia too.. congrats once again



  4. Sandy VanHoey on June 22, 2012 at 2:49 am

    She certainly is precious, such a beautiful baby girl. You have gorgeous children! Seems you just said you were going in to have her a couple days ago. Where does the time go?



  5. Eileen on June 22, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Yes, the time goes so very fast. our live in grand daughter is already 8 months old. Amazing what all a little one learns those first weeks.

    When I had my second child, my son was only a few weeks old (and born at nearly 9 lbs) and my 20 month old decided to have a try at carrying him! (I had left the room to use the bathroom for a MINUTE and she moved in to be “mommy’ in just that fast.) I nearly passed out, but I calmly said something so she wouldn’t drop him. From then on, I always took my daughter with me when I had to leave the room for a little second.:)

    Oh my gosh, I love the picture of Mia in her ‘little black dress” 😉