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March 3, 2010

Two weeks

Filed under: Family, Personal — llcall @ 7:50 pm

Yesterday was our two-week check-up and let me just say that Addison is growing like a champ.

Birth (2/16): 7 lbs, 13 oz

Urgent care visit (2/18): 7 lbs, 8 oz

Two-week check (3/2): 8 lbs, 2 oz

Impressive, no?  It’s still so funny to us how all the nurses/doctors/midwives talk about how big she is.  Maybe it’s because I compare her to some of the heavyweights born in our ward over the last year . . . and think, they could totally take her in a fight.  She doesn’t have a bazillion rolls of fat, but she does have a nice double chin and an almost distended-looking belly.  When my mom was here, she “accidentally” (read: Freudian slip) referred to Addison’s “fat face.”  It was classic.

Fat face, indeed:

I find it very fascinating how different babies can look in different pictures.  See exhibit A above and compare to exhibit B below.

Now exhibit C, which is her usual comtemplative/shell-shocked look:

If I didn’t know better, I don’t think I would peg these three pictures as all the same baby.

True confession: in the hospital, Neal and I both admitted that we checked her tags when they brought her back to us because we weren’t sure she looked like the baby we remembered.  Anyone else think a lot of babies look alike, and there’s no shame in admitting it?

Here’s another true confession to verify what I said about having a terrifically good baby: in two weeks, Addison has never spit up on either me or Neal.  Seriously.  Not once.  She spit up three times when my mom had her (maybe having to do with bottle-feeding vs. breast-feeding), but that’s it.  This little milkaholic sure can hold her liquor.



  1. Wow! That is so lucky you haven’t been spit up on. Paul hasn’t gotten it yet, but I definitely have had some major spit up! The worst is when Paul isn’t home to save me- I just sit in my barf soaked shirt with a barf soaked baby not sure what to do- really! Do you put him down and get it all over another blanket, I don’t know- still haven’t figured that one out! Ah the adventure of parenthood! I hope your good luck holds up as far as spit up is concerned! Your baby is looking cute! Good for her on being a healthy weight and size!

    Comment by Shannie — March 3, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

  2. Hahaha, I always laugh at your blogs. She totally looks different in all three pictures! There’s a half Korean/half white baby in my ward and Peter calls him the Michelin baby. He has the fattest fat-roll wrists I’ve ever seen in a baby. Addison doesn’t look even close to how large this child is! 😀 And she is getting more and more adorable.

    Comment by Emily T — March 3, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

  3. Two weeks? How could she be two weeks old already? Gees. She is really so cute — in all three pictures, so they all have that in common, at least. 🙂

    Comment by Jenn — March 3, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

  4. Some family history:
    My babies did not typically spit up, but Karen’s all did, and did so a great deal all day long! My sister said it was because her breast milk was so rich and creamy. Whether mine was creamy or thinner, it seemed to do the job. My babies all nursed fine for around a year plus, not starting on solids until they were about six months (a rabble-rouser may have slipped a secret something to them when I wasn’t looking, but as my baby was one of my appendages, it would have been hard. I had eagle eyes. Kevin was fairly good about this, but did start them on mashed banana–his favorite–at around six months; it didn’t come from me, and to this day Robin-Elise is not fond of bananas). I was their main meal. I did supplement with some water occasionally for variety and to refresh their mouths, but they preferred me. I remember Karen’s were all tongue thrusters, whereas mine were not. Could that have aided in projectiles? It should be interesting to compare Addison Sage with baby girl Larson due in April when you females are together side-by-side nursing. How you will laugh and enjoy the moments!

    Comment by Lorie — March 4, 2010 @ 2:29 am

  5. You’re right about the pics! And her face is fat, which is a trait I adore in babies (I love Katie’s chubby cheeks and extra chin!).

    Just as a warning, Katie didn’t spit up for about a month but then she started to spit up with a vengeance. For months every room of our house was strewn with damp burp rags (we had more than 20 and would still run out of them before we would normally do laundry) and I didn’t bother getting dressed most days: I just waited until my shirt was nasty enough to warrant a change (which happened multiple times per 24 hour period, and would have happened more if I had maintained higher standards of personal cleanliness, which would have only been even more frustrating). I hope your terrifically good baby maintains her predisposition to not spit up, but be aware that it could change! (And if it does, she will still be terrific!)

    Comment by Vickie Blanchard — March 4, 2010 @ 2:42 am

  6. Impressive little girl! Hang in there my friend — having a baby and then caring for that baby is hard, no matter how much you love her. I’m glad that you are surrounded by such supportive folks. Take care of yourself and enjoy as much as you can!

    Comment by Cassidy — March 4, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

  7. Ohhwee, what a cutie, and compared to my gaunt fellow, she’s defintely a fat face.

    Comment by Rachel C — March 4, 2010 @ 10:42 pm

  8. I like the shell shocked look. She would fit right into my high school classes. 😉

    Comment by Audrey — March 4, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

  9. Looking back at these photos almost three years later is eye-opening:
    I definitely can see Addison Sage in the first two, but the third–not so much–just a baby.
    I believe it is because our cutie pie has an expressive face and is always thinking, doing, moving, jumping, running, and basically not very limp.
    Who wouldn’t be in love with this whirlwind granddaughter who is engaged with life to the max?

    Comment by Nena — January 28, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

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