We finally decided it was time to get out of the house, so on Wednesday we went out for a little shopping. Brady was such a good boy and slept the entire 3 hours that we were out. Mommy was especially glad to get out of the house, even if it was just a short trip. We have also got Brady's 2 week newborn pictures for Sunday, so we are pretty excited about that. We've taken a couple of walks in the neighborhood, once in our stroller and another time in his infant carrier. Hopefully this will be the start of many strolls around the pond in the neighborhood.
Brady had his 2 week checkup with Dr. Bates on Thursday and she said that he was looking good. He still looks a little yellow from the jaundice, but that should be gone in the next few weeks. He is back up to 9 lbs which is what he was when we left the hospital. He had gained 8 oz in 6 days so the doctor was pretty pleased. He also has gained a 1/4 of an inch so now he is 21 1/4 inch long.
He is starting to wake up more during the day and appears more alert. He loves lounging on his boppy, swinging, and sitting in his bouncer. He is still sleeping in the bed with mommy and daddy, so we will need to work on that in the next couple of weeks and try to get him in his bassinet or crib. He sleeps pretty much through the night, waking usually once to eat. We have also started to give him a pacifier, which he is trying to keep in his mouth. Most of all we just enjoy watching his sweet expressions, whether he is frowning, looking deep in thought, or smiling.