Logan: 2 Weeks Old

April 23, 2013

My little guy is already looking SO different!

At two weeks old this guy has already gained 2 pounds and grown a half an inch. 2 pounds in two weeks, yes, that’s right. I have a little monster on my hands! I asked the pediatrician if it’s possible for him to be eating too much or gaining too much weight. She said NOPE! And the reason for that is because he’s a breastfed baby, she said that extra weight comes off so easily on a baby. If he were formula fed we’d have a different story. But for now this little guy just gets to keep on eating.

I’m excited that he’s growing, but I already feel like it’s too fast. Here I go, turning in to the cliché mom! But seriously he’s so different now than he was when he was born.

He is such an alert baby. I can tell that he’s starting to be able to focus better, because he will look Lucas and I right in the eye and follow our faces as we move them. He has moments in the day too where he’ll just sit on his boppy and look all around. Totally quiet and just taking everything in.

For the most part Logan is still super calm and super easy. We had two nights this week where he got VERY fussy in the evening, it tool us a few hours to calm him down. We were nervous that he was starting to get colicky, but we’ve been watching for the signs of the fuss fits get ready to start and we immediately go in to action. Tight swaddle, paci, and a TON of ssshhhiing stops the fit and puts him to sleep. He’s also starting to find enjoyment in his swing, but that’s very hit or miss.

We’re also starting to experience baby dreams. When Logan gets in to a good deep sleep he will start to make these little squeal noises. It’s the cutest thing ever and totally melts my heart. Makes me wonder what he’s little mind is dreaming about!

He’s also really starting to flail his arms around. He loves to grab at my fingers when he’s feeding. And if we are giving him a bottle he helps us hold it and really tries to pull that bottle in to his mouth.

I’ve been trying to incorporate tummy time every day. It’s so fun to watch him try and lift up his head. He’s starting o be able to hold it up for a few seconds and then he goes crashing down. I’ll tell him that he’s doing a good job and he’ll give me a little smirk. I love starting to see his personality come through.

When I was pregnant with him he would get the hiccups constantly. Those have apparently followed him out of the womb because he goes in to some serious hiccup moments. They don’t bother him at all, but they seem to last forever!

As for me…I’m feeling pretty good for the most part. I’m about 6 pounds away from my pre-baby weight, but feel like my body is so different. I’ve got a pair of pre-baby jeans that I can fit in, but that’s about it for things with buttons. I’ve tried to put on some old shorts and none of them want to button in the front. It’s a little frustrating, but I’m trying to be calm about it. I just feel so much wider than I did before. Blah. Dresses are going to be my clothing option of choice.

I also can’t wait for the moment when I can go to the bathroom in just a few minutes rather than 15 minutes. The healing process from giving birth is a long one, and it’s starting to wear on me.

Emotionally I feel pretty good. I’ve had a few days where I feel a little depressed and kind of lost [it’s a weird and hard feeling to explain]. But the feeling doesn’t last long, and I’m back to being over the moon with happiness about my new family.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Danielle @ Runs with Spatulas April 23, 2013 at 7:07 am

He is such a cutie! Glad to hear he is gaining well!

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2 Steph April 24, 2013 at 10:15 am

Thanks Danielle!!

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3 Meagan @ A Zesty Bite April 23, 2013 at 7:57 am

As a new mom I completely understand where you are coming from with all of the emotions. Apparently it can get worse once you stop breastfeeding and my husband isn’t too thrilled about that. Little Olivia is big in weight as well — she is over 16 lbs at 5 months.

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4 Steph April 24, 2013 at 10:14 am

Oh lord! Please no LOL

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5 Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection April 23, 2013 at 8:12 am

What a cutie!! Congratulations 🙂

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6 Steph April 24, 2013 at 10:11 am

THANK YOU!!

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7 Becky April 23, 2013 at 8:56 am

He’s adorable! Your doing a great job, Momma!

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8 Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 23, 2013 at 12:06 pm

He is absolutely beautiful!! I’m “aww”-ing like crazy over here looking at these pictures!

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9 Emily April 23, 2013 at 1:15 pm

What a cutie! So glad feeding is going well for you two. And thanks for your candidness about the downs as well as the ups of being a new mom 🙂

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10 kerry April 24, 2013 at 2:43 am

Aww he is so beautiful Steph! I know what you mean about your body.. i am practically back to my pre pregnancy and have been for a while, but my hips feel and look so much wider! Dresses are my favourite item to wear now! haha! So flattering xx

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11 Steph April 24, 2013 at 10:08 am

Yes, wide hips, that’s all I feel! Ugh :/

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12 M. Vivian April 24, 2013 at 8:02 am

So… this may be a weird question…. but have you tried any of those cooling pads that you made?? And did they help at all??

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13 Steph April 24, 2013 at 10:07 am

I did! So, here’s the thing, they definitely helped and gave me a lot of relief and comfort. But, when I told me on-call nurse that I was using them she told me not be using anything like that. She didn’t give a reason why, but her saying no had me stop dead in my tracks. So, yes they worked, but I didn’t use very many of them.

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14 Cassie | Bake Your Day April 24, 2013 at 10:25 am

Logan is so precious! I’m so happy for you guy!

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15 Steph April 24, 2013 at 10:38 am

Thanks Cassie! We’re pretty in love 🙂

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16 honeywhatscooking April 24, 2013 at 8:52 pm

omg.. he is soooooooooo adorable. i’m so scared to have a kid. how was the pain? can you maybe do a post on that. and how are you recovering. i mean, you are able to cook and bake, so I’m guessing you are doing okay. 🙂 That’s great!!!

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17 Steph April 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I will definitely be doing a post about the pain! But, yes, my recovery has been pretty easy so far! Thank goodness LOL

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18 Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. April 24, 2013 at 9:17 pm

He’s so cute!! Isn’t it so fun to watch their little personalities start to come out?!

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19 Steph April 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Oh it sure is!! Each day I see more and more of it!

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20 Kate | Food Babbles April 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Congratulations! He is absolutely gorgeous. Isn’t funny how very quickly they change? It truly does go too fast. It feels like only yesterday my oldest was 2 weeks old. It’s crazy. I can’t wait to see him change as the weeks go by.

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