Our hungry hippo had a doctor's appointment yesterday and weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Considering he was 6 pounds, 7 ounces a little over a week ago, it appears he is eating well! He is also 20.5 inches. He is a strong little boy, especially when he is mad. He kicks his little legs and punches like a maniac. It looks like he is going to have quite the temper... I wonder where he got that from?! Below is a picture of him lifting his head and looking at daddy. He held his head like that for a good 30 seconds. Like any doting parents, we were very impressed!
Here is a picture of Nate...he is sleeping at this very moment! He is tuckered out from his late night of drinking (milk, of course) and partying with mom.
will be two weeks old tomorrow! He is such a good baby (I hope I am not jinxing anything by saying that!) and we are so totally in love with him. He had his first trip to the pumpkin patch last weekend with mimi (my mom) and auntie Courtney and auntie Heather, who were up visiting for the weekend. He slept through the entire excursion. Better luck next year.
Nate likes: Eating, peeing on mom and dad, pulling mom's hair, sucking on everything, warm baths, and staying up all night
Nate dislikes: Being made to wait to eat, having his diaper changed, and of course, sleeping at night
Mike jokes that every day (and night!) is like a battle, us against Nate. So far we have survived 13 days of battle. He's worth it though!