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Augie's Six Weeks Old


Well, Augie is getting big fast. The munchkin now weighs in at 9lbs 7oz and he continues to grow daily. He has outgrown most of his newborn clothes, which is amazing and strange at the same time. The newborn gear looks so small now. I look forward each week to having him weighed at my Lactaion Support Group.


We are trying this week to have him sleep in the pack and play. For the past three weeks I have been sleeping propped up on the couch or chair with him sleeping on my chest. The poor little guy is very gassy and grunts a lot if he's not slightly elevated. Sleeping with him upright allowed everyone in the house to get more sound sleep. 


 He also likes the warmth of being cozy and snuggling (which I have to say I love too). I've tried to adjust my diet to see if that helps with his gas (no dairy...bye, bye cheese and greek yogurt..., no broccoli/cauliflower, one cup of coffee in the morning, limited citrus fruits, etc). It seems to help a little. Each night we are making progress and the grunting isn't too bad. We just have to make sure he is burped well and give lots of belly massages! 


 He hates bathing. I know this will change eventually and we can't wait for bath time to be fun for all of us.


 During the day he's very active and doesn't like to nap much. He loves to ride in his Baby Bjorn or in the Moby Wrap and help me with chores. When not in a carrier, he likes to be perched on my shoulder. He is fascinated by the ceiling fans, even though they aren't moving!


And he's now a smiling, cooing fool. He's slowly finding his voice, which sounds like a bird...it's too cute. And if you make a face at him, he just might try to mimic it. 


Meanwhile, I'm having adventures in pumping (even though I still have 6 weeks off from work). Augie had his first bottle, which was a success, in that he didn't reject the bottle. He sucked it down in nothing flat. I think the kid would eat anything that had milk coming out of it... It's nice for Andy to be able to feed him and have some Father/Son bonding time. Tonight they are having a boys night, while I go get a much needed haircut. I can't wait to hear about how much fun they have! It will be the longest I've been away from the munchkin so far. It will be weird, but I kind of can't wait to be pampered! 


When I get a chance I'll put up more pictures. There is plenty of paparazzi around and we have tons of pics/video, but I've been a little occupied! Time to go...my little grunting monster needs his diaper changed. 

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