Wednesday, October 24, 2007

And Baby Makes Four...

Kate McMurry Finkelman arrived in the world at 3:40 pm on October 18, 2007. Weighing in at 7 lbs, 5 oz and 19 3/4 inches long, Katie is doing great and making Mommy and Daddy very happy. Jack is still getting used to his baby sister, varying between stroking her head and trying to poke her eyes out. He's really not sure what to think about her.

Today Kate is six days old, and I'll let you in on the amazing things she's doing every day, amazing her Mommy, Daddy and both Grandmas!

1. At 5 days old, Katie is trying to roll over! She likes to sleep on her side and throws her little leg all the way over to end up fully on her side. Seeing that her big brother was on the late side rolling over, Mommy and Daddy really don't know what to think about this...

2. Katie is eating like a champ, taking up to 3 oz or more per feeding! She slept 4 hours on her fourth night, much to our delight, but mostly she wants to eat about every 3 hours.
3. She's very alert, and likes to hang out and stare at the butterflies on her bouncy chair. She spends up to a good 2 hours awake at a time, which is very interesting to Jack. She moves her little arms around and Jack tries to steal her binkie.
Jack is adjusting well, although he is starting to act out a little bit. He's had his Nana and Granny here to give him extra attention, but he's starting to realize that there's a new little member of the family who needs attention. He also got sick with Roseola the day we came home from the hospital, and then followed that up with a stomach virus the next day. Just to add insult to injury, he's getting two new front teeth and some molars. So poor Jack is a pretty miserable little dude right now. Hopefully he'll come around soon, once he's feeling better.
Daddy is on his way to game one of the World Series today, and Jack and Mommy are jealous that they can't go. But we're having a lazy, rainy day at home with Nana today!
Go Red Sox!

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