Friday, May 2, 2008
12 pounds of pure joy
I can't believe our little man has been with us five and a half weeks now. We've been quite busy with fun visitors and big events. He has been such a little trooper.
We had a great visit with Grandpa R and Grandma M. Now that their grandchildren have doubled on the Jansen side, their trips to CA have become even more busy. Cousin J had his 7th birthday party on Saturday at a park in Encinitas. We took J to it and enjoyed the magician that performed. It was so entertaining and the kids were so cute! It is hard to believe cousin J is 7! Sunday was A's baptism. We are so honored to be her Godparents...it was a beautiful service and both babies did pretty well keeping it together through the whole thing.
J had his one month checkup and is still going strong. As of last Wednesday he weighed 10lbs, 10oz and was 22 inches long. I just had him weighed today at a mommy group and he now weighs 12 pounds!!! What a chunker! The doc had said he is in the 75th percentile for weight, height and head circumference. She said it is really rare for a baby to be perfectly proportioned like that, so of course, I am just beaming with pride (even though I know it really doesn't mean anything). I am also happy to report he is sleeping for 3 to 4 hour increments at night now. He is still gassy as ever, but we've started giving him gas drops and that seems to be making a difference. I had heard that those drops are no more effective than water, but I swear he seems to do better when he takes it.
I finally did get a quick little smile the other day and it was the best thing that has ever happened to me. I can't wait until he shares that smile with all of you. The pic above captures the start of one, but the real deal is awesome. It is amazing how such a small little person can have such a huge impact on your life. We are looking at everything with fresh eyes and it is so incredibly wonderful. I am so in love with our little family.
Sending all our best,
m, t & j