Chub Update – 11 Weeks

My little dude turned 11 weeks old on Sunday. He also got to have his first round of vaccines on Friday. Friday – Sunday were not the best days ever. Poor little guy was miserable.

Other than that (and really, I suppose a couple days of not feeling so hot is better than whooping cough), the visit went really well. We got all the official measurements!

Height: 23.25 inches (~50th percentile)

Weight: 14 lbs 3.75 oz (~85th percentile)

Just as suspected, my little guy is a chub monster!

He still hasn’t repeated the rolling over trick he did 2 weeks ago, but gets so close a lot of the time.

He’s sleeping through the night every night now (except for Friday night, when we were up every hour until about 2 am). Since I’m going back into the office next week, our routine will be changing a bit, but we’ve got a pretty good one going now, and I’m hoping that some minor adjustments won’t be too difficult.

We usually do the last feeding around 7:30 pm, then start bedtime routine. Daddy (usually) takes him upstairs to do a last diaper change and then put on the pj’s. Then we read a story or two, have night night kisses, turn on the mobile with the lullaby music and walk away. He’ll generally squawk to himself for 10-15 minutes (seldom making any crying noises) and then falls asleep. I’d say he’s generally asleep by 8:30.

He usually wakes up by about 5 (so about 9 hours after finishing the last feeding), and does a little pre-breakfast appetizer. After that, it’s back to sleep until 8ish, when we have real breakfast.

He tends to go down for a one hour nap around 10, then eats at about 11:30, then again at about 3. After the 3 pm feeding, he takes another nap – this one about 1.5 hours.

In the awake times, we hang out on the floor. He’s pretty content to chill on his playmat, batting the animals, kicking the keyboard, and gazing at the incredibly good looking baby in the mirror.


We do a lot of tummy time, and boy! can he lift up that head…when he feels like it. (And almost never when I’m trying to take a picture of it!)

He is almost constantly moving – even in his sleep. He loves sitting up, even if he can’t do it without assistance. He hates (HATES!) being in the moby wrap or the baby carrier. Not enough freedom to be a mover and shaker, I guess.

He gets excited when he hears my voice or the architect’s voice if he hasn’t for awhile, and his smiles are just so awesome.


He seldom cries, and when he does, it’s with purpose. And it’s so great – because as soon as whatever need he has is being met (or if there are signs that it will soon be met), he calms down and grins. He hates being wet (or even slightly damp), so usually if he cries, it’s because he needs a diaper change.

He is one of the cheeriest babies ever (in my vast experience of knowing almost no other babies), and is such an easy-going little dude.


And – as for me? I have been a mostly active person this month. I just finished week 3 of the couch to 5K program, and am feeling a lot more confident that running will happen for me again. The first couple run/walks, I was sure I’d never run a continuous mile again. And, although I can’t say that I have run one yet, I know that I will! And soon, I think.

My weight loss has slowed…a lot! I have lost only about 60% of the weight I gained during my pregnancy, and am only 42% of the way to my ultimate goal. Blah blah it took 9 months to put on, blah. (Actually, I didn’t gain any weight until I was about 22 weeks pregnant, so it really only took about 4.5 months to put on, so by September, I better be below my pre-pregnancy weight, or else! (Or else what? I don’t know. I guess I could punish myself by having to buy bigger pants.)

I am definitely getting my fitness back, though. P90X is hardcore, y’all! And the core/abs stuff is intense for someone recovering from not only pregnancy, but a c-section. After doing the ab ripper DVD the other day, I was so sore at the incision site. Not bad sore, just “holy crap, those muscles ache” sore. It took me a minute to realize that was probably because they’d been cut through! I am trying to ease back into the abs slowly, so am not pushing too hard with the ab work.

I’m hoping all these good workout habits continue once I’m back at work and need to make time for exercise instead of just doing it when Alvie is napping.

I totally carried Alvie for our whole run! I am super hardcore. (Or, the BOB was already back in the car, whatever.)

Anyways – I love my little dude, and this has been so much more fun/easier/harder/more awesome than I could’ve imagined. Next week when I go back to the office full-time, it will be hard, but having this little face to come home to every day will be so freaking awesome.



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