At two and a half weeks, Rory is still incredibly mellow. Much of our family has come to visit for a few days at a time and I think everyone has left claiming they have not heard him cry. The above pictures were actually taken on our bathroom floor. I had put him down (awake) so that I could go to the bathroom. He immediately just rolled to his side and drifted off to sleep. Although I found this strange considering he doesn't even seem to like sleeping in his bassinet, it is a good example of how easy-going he seems to be.
Rory is still eating about every 3 hours at night. He generally follows an eat, awake, sleep cycle during the day though I will nurse him to sleep during the day if he seems to have trouble going to sleep. He prefers sleeping in his swing (though not often turned on) or on one of us. He seems to be most soothed by a pacifer and swaddling.
At his doctor's appointment this week he weighed in at 7lbs 11oz, a full pound larger than he was at his 3-day visit, and continued to measure 21 inches long. True to his nature he did not make a peep during the visit and complied with all of the doctor's checks. My only question for the visit was regarding his ear tag (a skin tag by his right ear). The doctor contacted an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist who said that they normally remove them around 3-4 years. While that seemed a little old, it was a bit of relief as I did not want to do anything about it in the short term.
|Asleep on Daddy. You can see his ear tag in this picture. When he was born, I thought it looked like a little "r," perfect for our Rory.|