Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tucker 8 weeks

My Beautiful Children
(looking so innocent)

Tucker was 8 weeks old yesterday. He's growing so fast and is adjusting to our life so well. He's loved by so many people as you can see.

We got to head to Sioux City with Dad yesterday. We had a great time in Lowes which is where we spent most of our time. The kids had fun looking at brochures of tools, running up and down the aisles of lumber, talking to everyone who passed them by, and eventually even had a game of hide-and-seek going in between all of the quickcrete bags. We probably looked like wild animals in Lowes, but the kids sure had fun.

What is Tucker doing at 8 weeks of age? We're still not really on time-based schedule b/c he's not waking up at the same time each day. The consistency is that he's eating every three hours and is having a little awake time after he eats and before he naps during the day. At night he usually goes 5-6 hrs until his middle of the night feeding and then another 4 hours before his next feeding and that's when we start his day. (he has done 7 & 8 hrs between his last night feeding and morning feeding, but still inconsistent.)

So we have a middle of the night feeding (hopefully he won't need this much longer), early morning feeding, and every three hours after that. After
the late afternoon feeding we usually use this time to go to the park, go visit dad, walk to the grocery store, or just play outside. Tucker usually falls asleep at some point during this time and then I wake him for a 6 or 6:30pm feeding.

Between 9-9:30pm we give him 5 oz of formula and then he goes to bed and we do the cycle over again.

Here's what I'm striving his schedule to look like:
8am: Eat 4 oz
10am-11am: nap
11am: Eat 4 oz
1pm-3pm: nap
3pm: Eat 4 oz (I know it's a 4-hr stint but he often does this already at least one time a day) Go do our errands/etc after this feeding
6pm: Eat 4 oz
7:30pm-8:30pm: nap
9pm: Eat 5 oz (also takes Zantac at 8:30pm before this feeding)
8am: Eat 4 oz

What else do you do? You are smiling, cooing, using your pacifier to go to sleep, feeding better than a few weeks ago, wearing 0-3 & 3-6 mo clothes, wearing sz 1 diapers but could probably fit in a 2 better, & discovering that you have arms and legs and have a world around you full of bright colors and moving objects.

Check back on Wednesday to get his stats from the doctor. We're excited to see how big you are!!

1 comment:

  1. He's such a sweetie Kim! I want to know how big he is too... love all that hair (: