Hayden had his two week doctor appointment on Friday. By two weeks they hope that babies have regained their birth weight. Hayden was 7 lbs 4 oz when he was born. At his two week check up he was 8 lbs 8 oz!! He’s such an overachiever! His length was 21 3/4 inches. That makes him 50th percentile in weight and 75th percentile in length.
He hit a milestone on Thursday night as we were getting ready for bed — his umbilical cord fell off! So Friday he was able to have his first proper bath instead of a sponge bath. He was pretty tolerant, although I would be going too far if I said he liked it. He did like the nice warm towel that Helen and Wyn got him, though! He was all snuggled up in that for quite a while afterwards, as his reward for being so good. 🙂
My recovery is coming right along. I stopped taking my pain medicine on Wednesday, which means hopefully someday soon I can start driving again. I’m not supposed to drive until I’m off the pain meds and I can stomp my foot hard on the ground (to signify that I could brake suddenly without problems). I have not gotten up the nerve yet to stomp my foot, as even though I don’t need pain medicine anymore things are still a little tender. I’m trying to get out and take walks when it’s not too hot and humid, and that is really nice. Hayden comes along in his stroller and when John comes with us we usually have Lucy in tow (I can’t take Lucy on my own yet because I can’t correct her if she pulls just yet).
John has been a really great daddy, and seems to really be enjoying it as you might tell from his blogs and all the photos! 🙂 He does a great job of soothing Hayden, and he’s an expert swaddler! I have the edge on soothing I think because I have the magic food, which is the most efficient way to calm him. Even when he’s not really hungry he gets comfort from the sucking. But John gets right in there and uses the tools in his disposal — bouncing him, rocking him, singing to him, changing him, etc. Speaking of changing him, we have a rule that when we hear that he is dirtying his diaper whoever is touching him or touched him last has to change him. I think I started that, which was unwise looking back because John used to take a lot of the diaper duty whenever he was home (since I obviously do it while he’s at work), but now I find I am doing a lot of the changing because he dirties a lot of diapers while he’s eating! I think the boys are ganging up on me!