Sunday, June 24, 2012

Toby – Weekly Update: Week 1

I’m going to try to do a weekly update for Toby that replaces my preggo updates, but I have a feeling a lot of them will end up just being picture recaps depending on how much time I have during the week :)   Here’s a brief run-down of our first week:

Weight: Born 7 pounds, 11 ounces and discharged from hospital at 7 pounds, 5 ounces.  Was back up to 7 pounds, 8 ounces at his first check-up on Wed 6/20.

Height: Born 19.5 inches, measuring the same at the check-up.

Medical Issues: All recovered from his circumcision surgery.  Cord stump is still on and healing.

Sleep: Was rough the first couple nights home but he’s doing MUCH better now.  As long as we swaddle him tight, he sleeps in his crib for 2-3 hours at a time, and sometimes I even have to wake him up to eat.  He also naps in the pack n’ play with no problems now.

Clothes/Diapers Sizes: Newborn for both.

Diet: Just breastmilk.  Sometimes gets too frustrated trying to latch on in the beginning but once he’s on, he eats for about 30-40 minutes.

Baby Gear Love: Boppy has been a must-have for every feeding.  Miracle Blanket and Aden & Alis Blankets for swaddling help him sleep.

Milestones/Firsts: First car ride home on Mon 6/18.  First time to a public place (doctor’s office) on Wed 6/20.  First shopping trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond and Target with Mommy & Daddy on Thurs 6/21.  First visit to a friend’s house (Jenna & Greg) on Fri 6/22.

Likes: Snuggling on Mommy or Daddy’s chest, being swaddled, eating, car rides.

Dislikes: Being changed (though he’s getting better), getting his nails filed.

Postpartum – Mommy:  I think I’m still pretty swollen (my hands and feet definitely are).  I gained 31 pounds overall and I’m down 15 now.  Sore, but not in any serious pain.  Some days I take Motrin but I don’t have to every day.  Still looking pregnant, but I am surprised how fast my belly has shrunk already.  Trying to get used to my huge boobs and leakage…ugh, joys of motherhood.  Overall I’m amazed at how quickly my body has recovered – definitely a benefit of delivering vaginally with little pain meds.



  1. a cute pic of Toby along with his weekly update would be nice. Good to hear both of you are doing good. blessings.

  2. Just scrolled through all your pictures - HE's ADORABLE. Congratulations!
    I was super swollen even 2 weeks postpartum. After that, I felt much better/smaller. ;)

  3. So glad he's sleeping well for you! I feel like a million bucks as long as I get some decent sleep at night!


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