Thursday, July 26, 2007

Two Weeks and Counting...

Boohoo, Alex is two weeks old as of Tuesday and it seems like he has grown so much already! He's already asked to borrow the car and I can't seem to get him to come home by curfew. Kids these days...

He had his two week checkup this morning, where the pediatrician determined that he is a very healthy boy. The nurse measured his length and came up with 21 inches, to which I replied, "So...he's shrinking?" At birth, the hospital measured him at 21.5", so this decrease was quite a mystery to me. Apparently it wasn't a surprise to the nurse, who was less than confident in the hospital staff's abilities to get an accurate measurement. Regardless, he has grown almost an inch since the last time we were there, which was exciting to hear. His weight was also at issue, in that he has not yet regained back to his original birth weight - odd since I know how much he is eating (and poohing). The doctor wasn't particularly worried and gave us the OK to travel over the next two weeks, suggesting that we come back into the office for a weight check when we returned. In the meantime, I will be sure to pump him full of milk at every chance in order to fatten him up.

I've had lots of requests for more pictures, so I will post some random ones that show Alex's daily life. Two week olds don't do a whole lot of interesting things other than sleep, eat, and pooh, however I still manage to have a billion pictures of Alex doing just that. Okay, so I don't really have any pics of the two latter activities - and no, I do not plan to take any in the future - so I will be sharing some pictures of him sleeping and a few of him awake, just to shake things up.

We worked a little on sitting up today. He did pretty well, although he likes to bobble his big noggin' around until he falls over. Once he gets his noggin' under control, sitting up will be a cinch.

I typically avoid posting pictures that make Alex look anything but adorable, but he makes these hilarious cross-eyed faces that I happened to capture on film. They must be shared, at the risk of starting rumors about "that poor little 'ole Evans child" and his crossed eyes...

Grammy has been hanging with us this week, making both of our lives a lot easier. Alex has taken full advantage of her attention while she has been here, which Grammy doesn't seem to mind.

I realize that the following pictures are very similar, but I have the hardest time picking just one. My apologies for the redundancy, but he is so photogenic...

Okay, that's enough for now. Papa and Aunt Leah will be coming up tonight, so there is bound to be a slew of new pics to be posted in the near future. Stay tuned...

3 comments:

leah said...

In one short week......his hair is lighter and he looks older :( I dont like that!!! And just because Alex may have a crossed eye, that doesnt make him a "poor lil evans' child"...or does it??? Maybe thats why Tim gave me that name :) Thats alright Alex, having a crossed eye is just fine :) See you guys really really soon!!! (6 hours to be exact)

Quinn said...

Love the picture where his arms are crossed on his chest....sort of like a gangsta pose, but then I scroll down and see his little crossed eyes, which make me rethink the whole gansta persona (kidding!) :) Love his skinny little legs, but I can't wait till he porks up and he gets those fat thighs and chubby cheeks and he'll be smiling and laughing....now that is when the real fun begins. Oh, by the way....I love your blog. Alex is for sure going to have a great sense of humor when he gets older! Tell Vicki and Leah, Quinn says Hi!!

Oliver said...

LOVE this post! We were absolutely DYING laughing at the cross-eyes pictures, but I'll let you in on a little secret...every baby does the cross-eyed thing - it's just part of their whole eye development...so don't worry :) Thank you for sharing them with all of us, because they are just too cute! I love the one of A frowning at Murphy, kind of like trying to figure out who this furry creature is...and I too loved the "gangsta" pic - that's exactly what Seth and I thought too! Can't wait to see him again!