The First Week With Luke

Friday, April 17, 2009
We made it one week with Luke! Things have been easier than the first time around. I give a lot of that to being a second time parent. A lot of the stuff that bothered me with Alyce don't phase me near as much with Luke.

Late night feedings are going well. Luke sleeps three hours at a stretch and it takes around 20 minutes to feed him and get him back to sleep. So if you throw out that lost time we are still getting around 6-7 hours of interrupted sleep a night.

Luke's weight is doing well. He left the hospital 8 lbs 1 oz and after one week he was back up to 8 lbs 4 oz. This weight puts him in the 75th percentile his height of 21 1/4 inches puts him in the 95th percentile with his head size coming in at the 50th percentile.

The only negative thing that has happened is that Luke has picked up a cold from Alyce. We think Alyce picked up this cold while in the hospital visiting Luke. We try our best to keep them apart but even that can fail. Luckily for the Luke the cold doesn't seem to be affecting him very much. He occasionally sounds congested but his appetite is strong and he is sleeping well. If any of those things change we will bring him in to the pediatrician but until that point there isn't much need to be the overreacting parent.