Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Jack turned one month old a few weeks ago...

Jack is doing great! At nearly 6 weeks, his final bedtime is usually 11 pm. He has been waking up mostly at 4 am, but sometimes at 2:30 am, for a quick and ravenous feed, after which he plunges back into a deep sleep. Either way, he usually is up again at 6 am for a more leisurely, drowsier feeding and then settles into a first morning nap until 9 or 10. His 5-week weight check showed him at 9 pounds, 5 ounces.

We're seeing some real smiles. I love the jowlsy cheeks . The second chin looks like it might divide into a third.
Owen is back to feeling much better. He hasn't needed any pain medication for a few days, so I think it's time to clear the pharmacy off my kitchen windowsill. Here he is watching his requested DVD--a Dave Matthews concert. We had a glimpse of his future aspirations when he told Jason he wants to play music on TV.

Helen continues to love on her baby brother. She has really done a one-eighty.

Before Jack arrived, I was seriously stressed about how all three kids were going to get along, and was dreading the adjustment period. The week before his birth, I felt like I had an impression from God. I pictured Jack on a blanket on the floor, with Owen and Helen busy around him, pausing their play once in a while to kiss him and snuggle with him. After that, I had peace. And really, we've actually had a few moments just like that.

6 comments:

Carrie said...

He is such a cutie pie!!!! And so are his siblings, for that matter. Man, Joyce, I'm so glad things are settling back to normal for you around there. What a stressful month!!

amy said...

sheesh - can you believe our babies are six weeks old already? i have no idea how you do it with two others, especially with owen's surgery in the midst of it all. of course, you're a pro by now! alex was 11 pounds, 12 ounces at her four week check-up. is that freakish? anyway, have a great day, and keep up the good music education (dave matthews, etc.)!

amy

Anonymous said...

What a cute smile!! You go ahead and get everything back to normal at your house, and then you can be the expert advisor for me in Nov :). Jan

Sherri said...

That little Jack is growing way too fast! He is a cutie. Grandma B. just showed me a whole stack of pictures of him last night.

Glad to hear that Helen is changing her tune. :)

Grandma Ruby said...

Jack is growing so fast, and we saw him such a short while ago! Glad things are back to more normal for Owen, and so glad Helen is happy once again. A third baby really can be a joy!

Lynette said...

Very cute pic with the "1 month" sign. Now, I'm just smiling as I imagine you trying to get a similar one at say, six months or so? :)

He's a sweetie -- I enjoyed holding him the other night. . .