Thursday, February 10, 2011

A growing football fan?

Dear Maya,
It's been another lovely week getting to know you.  You're now 6 weeks old and changing every minute!

We took you to your pediatrician appointment last Friday and were pleased to find out you're doing great.  We got a prescription cream for your baby acne and it's starting to work already, none too soon since it was spreading to your scalp, neck and chest.  Your face is pretty clear at the moment so we're hoping these other areas will look better soon, too.  And the red marks you have on the back of your neck and on your left hand?  Well, the former is just a common phenomenon called a "stork's bite" which may take some time to fade away, and the latter appears to be a birthmark that will probably go away before long.

The biggest news at your appointment was your weight gain.  You were born at 8 pounds 9 ounces, but dropped down to just about 8 pounds by the time we left the hospital.  At your first pediatrician's appointment on January 4th, you hadn't gained any weight back so they had us come in a week later to find you had gained 12 ounces.  This time, exactly one month from the day of that first appointment, you weighed 10 pounds 15 ounces!  Almost 3 pounds in one month?  No wonder mommy's so tired!  Oh, and by the way, you've grown an inch longer, too.

We had more snow and then some freezing rain on top of that Saturday, so even when we had nice weather on Sunday, daddy could barely walk outside without slipping and falling.  So, needless to say, we skipped hanging out at grandma's house for the Superbowl, and since we don't have a TV we didn't watch the game at all.  I don't know about you, but mommy and daddy aren't big football fans so we didn't mind too much.  Your grandpa is a huge Giants fan, though, so you wore this outfit he picked out for you in hopes that they'll be in the game next year.  Check out the little football-shaped treads on the feet!

Well, mommy's going to go sneak in a shower while you're taking your after-bath nap.  Hopefully you'll sleep well tonight.  Mommy and daddy love love love it when you only get up once a night, unlike your every-two-hour routine from earlier this week, so maybe you'll take that into consideration...

Love you!

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