Time is flying, as usual! Graham turned 4 weeks old this past Saturday – August 31st!! I took him to his 4 week check up last Wednesday (it was a few days early). He weighed in at 7 lbs, 3.7 oz and measured at almost 19 inches! So, he has grown almost 2 lbs and nearly 1 inch since birth! I am so proud of my little man! He’s only in the 3rd percentile, but his growth curve looks perfect. The pediatrician was very pleased with his growth increase. Graham is a good eater, despite his gas and other stomach issues. He’s now eating about 4 oz at a time!
I stopped bleeding 1 week ago! Yippee!! My body is healing. Since I’m formula feeding (due to medical reasons), I might expect to get AF soon. It’s different for everyone though. I’ve been struggling a bit, mostly from being exhausted and adjusting to such a big change. It’s a change on many levels – life in general, physically, emotionally, hormonally. I tend to be pretty hard on myself when things aren’t running smoothly, or I can’t soothe my baby. It makes me feel inadequate or guilty at times. I just want to be a good mom, you know. I’m learning to stop blaming myself and give myself more credit. I’m feeling better, stronger, and more confident everyday. It just takes time, and it will continue to get easier.
All of that aside, I am so much in love with my little sweetheart! He is amazing. Everything is so new to him. It’s like I’m seeing the world through his eyes, and he makes me appreciate the little things. He makes it all worthwhile. 🙂
Andy and I are going to have a date night next weekend!! Dinner and movie! Andy’s Dad is going to watch Graham for a few hours. It will be tough to be away from him, but it’s important to make time for Andy and I as a couple. We are both really looking forward to it.
Now for some 4 week photos!
Same outfit in both photos – My, how he has grown!!