Another busy week for Wesley. Two more doctor visits (one trip to his, and one trip to Stephanie’s doctor). Stephanie is healing perfectly, and Wesley is back up to his birth weight (apparently babies lose weight right after birth and they want them to get back up to birth weight by two weeks).
We’re learning more about breastfeeding, diapering, dressing, etc. I used to look at baby clothes and say “that looks cute” and “he would look good in those” or “nice outfit”… and NOW I think “that would be hard to put on” and “how would I change a diaper with THAT on” and “he’s going to fight me if I try to put that on him” … :)
The big news of week two?… he’s starting singing exercises (or maybe he’s just tired). Check out this video:
Here’s us doing a duet:
More pictures along these same lines can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdfrey/sets/72157628558945627/
Here’s a bonus… an outtake from the movie above… I didn’t realize I had the “flash” on when starting the video so the light kind of was maybe a little bright for Wesley. SORRY!
How many baby clothes do you really need? That is the big question I’ve been asking myself for the last few weeks. For example… “3 to 6 months” clothes… that’s only 12 weeks of “3 to 6 months” clothes, right?
Stephanie is all about the cute baby clothes. Every once in a while she’ll say “wanna see the baby clothes?” and she’ll get them out and do show and tell again… mixing and matching shirts with shorts and pants with sweaters and such. She says “it’s how I nest.” If you’re not familiar with the term… see http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/928789/pregnancy_the_nesting_syndrome.html. Mamma birds know that when an egg is coming, they need to build a nest. Apparently, when Stephanie knows a baby’s coming, she needs to clothe him! Some other women have found that baking cookies is their form of nesting… I’d feel a bit better with that one: http://www.huggies.com/en-US/articles/pregnancy/nesting/pregnant-women-and-nesting.
I will say this… that at least the clothes look like me. Actually… A LOT like me. Let’s face it, the baby doesn’t care what you carry him around in… so he’s basically a billboard for your fashion sense. Notice all the neutral colors and earth tones in the pictures above (except for that orange shirt… can you see me carrying around a little Freybaby with that bright orange on? Maybe if we were running/walking and I didn’t want to get hit by a car.
In searching online for clothes that I think would be good for the baby, I’ve found a lot of monkey onesies that transform the little one into a chimp or something… Steph won’t let me buy them. BUT… in all my searching, check out the Martel shirts!!! Cool, huh? I found some Rice stuff, some Houston Texas stuff, guitar playing stuff… again… he’s my little billboard right? He can wear things that I’d like to wear, but wouldn’t get away with. So, I’ll just have him wear it and carry him around… problem solved.
I leave you with one last question… what do you do with all the clothes when he grows out of them? I was just over at Sheneq’s (aka “our secret weapon) house for show and tell (she has a 2 year old)… and she had all his old clothes in plastic bins labeled by month. If we don’t decide to do this again, and even if we do and have a girl, I’m thinking a huge sale would be in order. Steph’s telling me as I write this that we’re a long way off from that… but these are the things I think about. :)
BONUS… Samson has no idea what we’re doing with all these clothes and while we were taking pictures of them he was laying beside us with a “what’s going on” look on his face… here’s the pic:
Our next post will most likely have a side shot of the mom-to-be in it. We’ve been a bit negligent about getting you pics of her… but we’re on it. I took one along with the clothes this morning and will post it. One more MARTEL onesie for you to look at… so cool!