Friday, August 31, 2012
Micah turned 5 weeks old yesterday and is growing so quickly. At our health visitor check up today he weighed 9 pounds 9 ounces, consistently staying in the 35th percentile.
Micah gave us his first smiles this week. So sweet! He looks a lot like Joshua in some expressions, but his smile is much more like Abigail.
This little boy really loves to be held ... all the time! I rarely get to do anything these days with both hands. One hand is almost always tied up with a baby. I am getting faster at typing one handed, though doing dishes and cooking still prove problematic.
Hopefully as we approach the 6 week age Micah's sleep will begin to level out. He is consistently doing one longer sleep session at night (around 4 to 5 hours); too bad this tends to be at the beginning of the night (starting around 7pm), so I don't normally get to bed early enough to benefit from it.
His favorite places to sleep are on the couch, in the stroller, in the car or in mommy's arms. We are still working on getting more than a few minutes duration in his own bed, but that will come a little later.
Micah is a fantastic eater. I have really enjoyed his enthusiasm and efficiency. We have had no problems nursing this time around, which is a refreshing change to the various struggles in the beginning with my two big kids.
He was born with so much dark hair, which you could even see standing on end in some of the ultrasound scans. Now the hair on top is beginning to fall out, so he looks a little bald in comparison. But it looks like the short hair growing back is going to be dark as well.
Everyone in the family is thrilled with our new baby. Joshua and Abigail love on him and always want to hold him. They have been great helpers and love to do anything they can for Micah. We all love our little Micah and are so thankful God has given him to our family!
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