Archie's 2 Week Update


Archie turned 2 weeks old on Saturday, his second week of life was less hectic than the first, so it was nice to spend some proper time all together as a family. We was discharged by the midwife on Tuesday, when she was here she weighed him and he was 8lb 3oz so only 1oz off his birth weight. Monday was his first full day on formula, he is on Cow & Gate, and seems to have adjusted well to it from the breast milk. He is definitely a hungry boy and likes his milk, on Friday we had the health visitor come over to meet us, she weighed him again and he was 8lb 9oz - so that's a 6oz gain from Tuesday, he is now also taking 5oz every 4 hours. He loves the bath, he is so calm and content in the water which is great as we are a huge water sport beach family. He will also be doing swimming lessons in a few weeks time just like we done with Isla, I cant wait to take him. He is no longer in newborn and up to 1 month vests and sleep suits, but clothes wise he is in up to 1 month and some 0-3 month stuff, the rest is huge on him. He is now 57cm long, he was 55cm at birth, his hair is also growing a lot more on the top and is going really light, I can see some blond starting to come through so I think he will definitely go light. His eyes are still blue and are also getting lighter, when he was born he had bloodshot eyes from the pressure of coming so quick, but that has almost all gone now which is good. He is staying awake a lot more now, up to 2 hours at one time which is nice, of a night time he is waking twice a night, and on a few occasions has only woken once which is amazing, he definitely seems to know when its time to sleep. 

He is a really happy content baby, he's not keen on getting changed but I think every baby hates being changed, that is the only time he usually cries unless he is hungry and I'm taking too long to get a bottle to him. His newborn skin has almost completely peeled off, he was really dry when he was born and has been peeling since, but he only has a little bit left on his arms and legs. His belly button has started to go in, we had a couple of days when it was catching on his nappy and it bled but it seems all better now. He is a big dreamer, he cries, whimpers, shakes his legs, twitches, and taps his foot while sleeping - I'd love to know what he could possibly be dreaming about!? He has filled out so much now, he looks so different from when he was a few days old. I fall more and more in love with him everyday, and I am loving that he loves to be close by his Mummy, Isla is a major Daddy's girl so its nice that Archie likes to be by me, I don't feel so left out now hehe. 


7 comments :

  1. He's so good with his sleeping, hopefully it carries o for you! He's so gorgeous, I love his little tuft of hair xx

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  2. Ah, he is absolutely adorable! Congratulations! Seems like a lifetime ago since mine were this little :)

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  3. He is so cute. Cant believe they were ever this tiny. they grow up so quick

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  4. Aw he is a little charmer. I wonder how long his sleeping habits will last? I really hope you're able to get a good amount of rest for at least a little while. I wish I had taken Luke swimming early, he's still never been and he's now 20 months old. I feel like a bad parent! He's a beautiful boy and I'm glad he's doing so well. Ray xx #mummymonday

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  5. Hey it's my first time on your lovely blog. What a gorgeous little boy and a perfect name too! I'm biased but it is a perfect name in my opinion!! Congratulations x

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  6. Hi tara congratulations on ur new baby.hop u all doing gud.i jst wanted to tell u that tescos have some t shirts with names on it,they have also the shirt with the name archie on it ,i thought u would like for ur little boy.😊

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  7. Hi tara congratulations on ur new baby.hop u all doing gud.i jst wanted to tell u that tescos have some t shirts with names on it,they have also the shirt with the name archie on it ,i thought u would like for ur little boy.😊

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