Joaquín: Two weeks

Saturday, April 10, 2010


joaquin awake, originally uploaded by kathy photo.

Joaquín turned two weeks old yesterday. Gonz said, that's all? He was convinced that he was already three weeks. Well, I guess when you're up at all times of the night, each day can feel a lot longer – or, you lose track of days passing. I have no idea what date it is any day.

Today we took Joaquín to the doctor's for his two week appointment. I was excited about this follow-up appointment 'cause, I guess, I love feedback, and so you can imagine how pleased I was to find out that he was now 8 pounds and 13 ounces, having gained 20 ounces in 12 days (since his last appointment with our doctor). Apparently, for newborns they're looking for them to gain at least one ounce per day. He gained almost double that! But really, it is a relief to me because he got sick on Saturday and was coughing and stuffy nosed for a few days after that.

We've been enjoying him over the last two weeks... even if he doesn't really do anything. I have A SON. What the heck?! It has been so nice to watch Sofia with him. She cares about him so, so, so much. First thing she wants to see in the morning is her brother, and the last thing she wants to do in the day is to give him a kiss goodnight. She gives him hugs and kisses regularly throughout the day, even if she is in the middle of doing something. She wants to share her food with him, whether it's a lollipop, almonds, ice cream...it's obviously difficult for her to understand that the poor boy will only be consuming milk for the next 6 months.

Speaking of which... gotta go!

2 comments:

  1. Ooh! I can see a sameness now, he looks a little like his big sister.
    You have a son.
    Teehee!
    You have no idea how excited I am. So looking forward to coming over...1 more weekish!

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  2. Love the picture!!! He's so alert looking! ;) time sure flies!!! It was awesome seeing you guys tonight!! :)

    "hi margaret!" hahaha

    See you next week! <3

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