Wednesday, January 10, 2007



I won't be able to update this babysite much on Wednesday because I'll actually be working very hard! I have presentations at Coon Rapids HS and won't really have a break until the afternoon (usually I'm able to take a few minutes in the morning to update this babysite).

And then James has his 2 month doctor's appointment in the late afternoon. It makes sense to update this babysite after that, so that there is something exciting to report :)

But so far on Tuesday night all that's happened is a fussy James. He gave his Daddy a very busy day. We hope that it was just another bad day and our happy, content baby returns tomorrow :)

Just a few new pictures in Baby Album "Week Ten".

Wish us luck at the doctor's appointment! I can't wait to see how much weight James has gained and how many inches he's grown.

Grandpa Frank is coming to MN tomorrow to visit and to go ice fishing! We think we'll see him on Thursday though.

Update, 6pm: We've returned from the doctor and have had dinner.

Here are two words that the doctor used to describe James: massive & chubby! Massive because of his weight, chubby because he has chubby thighs! James is now a whopping 12 pounds 13 ozs, up almost 6 pounds from his last appointment when he was 2 weeks. This puts him in the 75th percentile. He's measuring 22 3/4 inches (50th percentile). Five more ounces and he'll have doubled his birth weight!

He is doing great! He was a great baby today. He even did well for his FOUR immunization shots that he received in his (chubby) thighs. The nurse gave him the first two shots in one leg, very quickly and he screamed. I was asked to hold his hands so he wouldn't interfere or hit the needles. The second round of shots, in his other thigh, caused his face to get SO red and he screamed again. Luckily his pain and trauma didn't last more than 30 seconds and he seemed to be back to normal. He got cute Snoopy bandaids on his thighs :)

The other news is that we were given the okay to up James' bottles from 5 ozs to 6 ozs. The doctor said James should be going longer between bottles and that giving him more would help. So maybe he'll go 3 1/2 hours or 4 hours? Maybe he'll sleep for longer at night too?!

So James is doing well. The doctor said we are doing a great job with him :) BUT she said she was disappointed that I didn't continue with the breastfeeding. Well, I did the best that I could!

We couldn't be more pleased with Dr. Kuku. She is really good with Baby James.

Thanks for reading this!

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