Week 2: July 14 – 21
Colt Medical: We visited the pediatrician again last Friday and we are happy to say that Colt is a happy, healthy, growing little guy! He weighed in at 7lbs, 1oz – almost a pound heavier than the previous week’s appointment!
Feeding: Week 2 of nursing was great. It still hurt sometimes right when he would start, but mostly it’s been amazing. It’s just such a special time together and has become some of my favorite times with Colt – even at 4 in the morning!
During week 2 he pretty much stuck to his 4 hour schedule which means he would eat 6 times per day, and average feeds were 15-20 minutes total. He spits up a good amount when he eats so we learned that, in order to save ourselves from going through 6 outfits each day, we feed him in just a bib and a diaper. This is also convenient because we change his diaper after each feeding and he often spits up and sometimes even goes to the bathroom during the change! so it’s best he’s not in an outfit then either. 🙂
Sleep: Colt was a champion sleeper during week 2. He sleeps so well in his crib, carseat, stroller, anywhere. One night we forgot to set our alarm to be sure he woke up to feed within 4 hours, and he slept for 5 1/2 before we realized that he hadn’t woken up! I think he’s too young to go that long without eating so now we always set an alarm.
Colt’s Personality: During week 2 Colt was the most chill and easy baby. During the first week, he would often cry for 1-2 minutes during diaper changes and baths, but he seemed to have given it all up by the end of the second week. I bet if we could add up all of his crying through the entire week, it would total about 10 minutes — so amazing! (Although spoiler alert — week 3 has already included a little more crying!)
Mama – Post Pardum: What a difference a week makes! Sunday was 2 weeks from Colt’s birth (and my surgery) and at that point I think I would say that I felt like a real, normal person again! This week I quit taking all medicine and now am just taking my vitamins. I am still being careful not to overdo anything since I know I’m in recovery for 4 more weeks, but I can’t believe how much better I am feeling. Praise the Lord!
Activities: Colt had lots of outings and activities during his second week of life! On Tuesday (9 days old) Michael and I took Colt with us for our first family outing (that wasn’t a medical appointment) to have lunch together as a family of three! We just walked down the block to one of our favorite restaurants, Sallvattore, but it was so nice to get out and do something fun together!
On Friday Michael and I took Colt to get registered as a Brazilian citizen! He was great and slept through the entire thing – even getting fingerprinted – they were so tiny! (PS – How cool is it that he is Brazilian!? Dual citizenship is so awesome – I’m jealous.) Then we had dinner at the Hudsons’ as it was Trent’s mom’s last night in São Paulo!
Saturday we went out for lunch in our neighborhood and then got together with the Hudsons again for some good Parque do Povo time! We live about a block from this park which is a huge blessing in a city like São Paulo, and Gigi has decided that she wants to take Colt for daily strolls around the park.
Visitors: Colt visited with lots of fun people this week! Gigi (Susan Zais), Joe Harper, Jake Cabala, Tom McElwee, Jana & Alex Pearl, Brett Coppens, Trent, Paige, Mailey Jane and Carol Hudson and Bruna & Fernando Pastore.
Thoughts: Loving every second of being a mom and a family! I can’t believe how much love I have for our little guy and I just want him to stay tiny forever!!