Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Latest

I think my blog posts are going to be straight to the point for a while...

Took Matthew in for his two-week check-up last Thursday. He managed to reattain his birth weight, plus some--hooray!! The scale put him at a very healthy 8 lbs., 15 oz., landing him in the 75th percentile for two-week old boys. He had also grown a whole inch since he was born--that's 22" total--and was therefore in the 97th percentile for height. I continue to be amazed by and grateful for his physical health and growth! He's such a good eater, nursing quickly and efficiently--so different from his big sister in her early days!

Matthew continues to sleep like a champ. He almost never cries unless he is getting tired or has a gas bubble in his little tummy (or is getting a diaper change). Provided that he is warm, clean, fed and burped, he is just... well, serene is the word that always comes to mind. What a sweet little man. And soooo handsome!

Meg has been battling a cold for almost a week now. It looks like Dave and I have both managed to flirt with it, then ward it off. Matthew too seems to be skirting it, a miracle that I can only attribute to God's mercy and the wonders of breast milk.

My sister Jacque comes up tomorrow, and Matthew will get to meet his cousin Ari for the first time! I'm sure there will be pictures aplenty from that visit. In the meantime, here are some pics from around the home front.

We call this one our baby mugshot. Matthew obligingly "holds" my little placard for me on his two-week birthday:
2 Weeks Old

Me lovin' on my littlest sweetheart:
Mommy & Matthew

The men in my life:
Daddy & Matthew

Matthew chillin' on his daddy's chest:
Matthew Slouchin'

Some shots of Meg on our family walk the other day:
Meg on a Walk 1

Meg on a Walk 2

Meg on a Walk 3

Matthew enjoying his first story time with Daddy, after our kind friends the Buchanans brought us two new Sandra Boynton books on Saturday.
Matthew's First Story 1

Matthew's First Story 2


the merrills said...

So precious Cara! I think he looks like his Daddy, especially in the close up picture of Dave and Matthew's faces. You have such a sweet family.

Mrs. "M" said...

Such sweet pictures! We love the Belly Button Book. We sing the Belly Belly Button song ALL the time.