Thursday, October 16, 2008

Grant Banister

Grant BanisterSweetness
Gotta Love Those Rolls... Always Smiling

Yesterday was Grant's one week weight check appointment. At birth he weighed 7lbs. 13oz. at hospital discharge he weighed 7lbs.5oz., yesterday he weighed 7lbs. 11oz. We were so thrilled he is growing and gaining weight so easily. He is a GREAT eater and sleeper.

One thing I decided to do this time around was NOT to wake him up to eat at night, now I know this goes against all the nursing rules, but Grant sleeps 6-7 hours at night. Also, my milk came in within 24 hours. I think it's because when he actually woke up and ate he nursed so well cause he was really hungry. It was a great decision for us this time around, (wish I had thought of it sooner).

My best friend Laura took these wonderful pictures of Doodlebug #5 at four days old. I will treasure them forever! We are all doing great and adjusting well.


LaLa said...

i love love love all the pictures, they turned out so well!

love you

Ashley Griffin said...

I never woke mine up at night. The only thing I did do was to wake them up right before I went to sleep like around 1030 or 11pm and feed. then when they slept a 6/7 hr stretch i wasn't waking up in the middle of the night! :) and i don't care what the rules are either. mine were all tummy sleepers! ( i know i was sooo bad right?)
glad everyone is adjusting well. just make sure if you aren't going to wake him up at night that you ARE waking him every 2 1/2 to 3 hrs during the day so his tummy stays good and full!
love you guys. let me know if you are going to be making a trip here anytime soon. i would LOVE to be able to see you guys!

prechrswife said...

We didn't wake Katherine at night either. I'm sure we'll do the same thing this time. It worked out well for us, and she is still a good sleeper.

Hope@Pinkadoodledoo said...

I love seeing pictures of newborns! He is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Congrats on the good eater and sleeper too, that combination doesn't happen too often!

Cathy said...

I am with you on not waking Grant up in the middle of the night - he will let you know when he is hungry!

Mine also all slept on their tummies.

Janine said...

LET THE BOY SLEEP!!! Oh what a happy mama when we get sleep. That is wonderful that he is sleeping like that.I think it's a gift from God to you ( mother of five)God knows you NEED your sleep to get through your busy day. I love the pictures. He is sooo tiny.Oh it's easy to get that baby fever when you see sweet pictures like this.Grant is precious!

prechrswife said...

Didn't even comment the first time on how adorable your baby boy is--oops! He is just precious.