Vann is Three Weeks Old

Vann is THREE weeks old! 
August 27th - September 2nd

What Vann's Up To: He is growing like a weed. This week was the first one without Daddy home and just with Mommy full time. We miss him lots. lots. lots! Vann loves to eat anytime and all of the time. On Wednesday my mom, Vann's Gran, hung out with us. We got up and visited Daddy's office, then had lunch at Yonah Burger, and went to our doctor's appointment. For the most part, Vann is an excellent sleeper at night. He will go 4 hours for the first part, and then another 3 hours. I am getting about 5-6 hours of sleep a night. Chopped up sleep is much different that solid sleep. I miss it.

Lyla loves to check in on Vann. When he makes little noises, her ears perk up and she will go over to where he is and try to give him kisses. It's so sweet.

Vann kept us awake on Saturday night after the UGA vs Clemson game. I guess he was upset about the loss like his daddy. We watched it at Ryan's parents. I fell asleep at halftime along with Vann. When we made it home, I nursed him and figured he was about to hit the sack...nope! He decided to stay awake until 3 am. We tried everything: riding in the car, swaddling, nursing, diaper changes, paci, rocking, etc...he wasn't having it. Finally, he stopped crying and looked around for a good 30 minutes before falling asleep.

Aiden got to meet Vann for the first time. He loved playing with Lyla and holding Vann. Another big moment was Vann meeting Hannah on Sunday! It was precious to watch my cousin love on him. He just chilled out in her arms and showed everyone what a sweet boy he is. Now, we are waiting for her to come back from college and see us again!

Monday was a shopping extravaganza. It was great to get out again. We hit up Hobby Lobby, Chick Fil A, and Target with Gran. I can't say that Vann enjoyed it. Next time I will be bringing the Baby Bjorn since I carried him much of the day to soothe him.

Health: We visited the Dr. along with Gran on Wednesday. He had a glowing report. He weighs 8 lbs 10 oz (up a whole POUND from last week) and is now 21 inches. Everything looks great. Our next appointment is in a month.

This weekend he showed us what a great immune system nursing is equipping him with. I caught a HORRIBLE stomach bug on Thursday night and Ryan had it the following afternoon. Our moms came over and helped out by taking care of Vann and bringing us the stomach bug staples: chicken noodle soup, crackers, and Gingerale. I would wake up and nurse him and head back to bed. He didn't get the nasty germ and thank God. I would not even know what to do!

Nursing: We love it. It's our bonding time. He makes the funniest faces. One of his faces looks like a squinty pirate, another is his fish face where he shakes his head back and forth, and my favorite is his satisfied belly smile after a great big burp. I am starting to see more of a routine and can definitely tell when he's ready to eat. He nurses about every three hours, except for his growth spurt day on Tuesday. He was eating every two hours.
Baby Stuff We LOVE: Fisher Price Rock 'N' Play Sleeper, Miracle Blanket Swaddle, Lansinoh Lanolin, Pampers Swaddlers, baby gowns, Medela Contact Nipple Shield, Boppy pillow, Britax B-Agile stroller and B-Safe car seat, and Padalily Car Seat Padded Wrap.
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