August 25, 2009

two weeks

Monkey is two weeks old today! He's growing up so quickly. His umbilical cord stump fell off last Thursday to reveal his cute little big-boy belly button, and he's gaining weight at an astonishing rate. Today at the pediatrician he weighed in at 10 lbs 11 oz, a full 10 oz over his birth weight. I don't find it too surprising, as he spends about 80% of his awake time attached to my boob.

Along with eating, Lincoln also enjoys peeing on freshly changed diapers before we even get him off the changing table. And that's an improvement over the times when he pees on himself or sends explosive poo across the room just as the dirty diaper is coming off.

With a face like this though, you just can't hold it against him.

We've given him a few baths now, and he can't quite decide whether he likes it or not.

It's been an amazing time so far, and we're loving our boy. It's so wonderful to get to know him and spend our day just hanging out as a family. We can't wait for the smiles and the giggles to come along, and for his personality to reveal itself.

We love you baby boy! Thanks for being so wonderful.