smiles, stats, sunday

This week has flown by so quickly. We are working on getting into a routine and getting rid of a pesky cold that seems to be attacking the family one by one. Caroline is drippy, Connor is stuffy, and my throat is sore, but we are in such good spirits. I twittered yesterday that Connor smiled. It wasn't a gaping wide gummy grin, more of a corners upturned with a look of skeptism and utter embarrassment that his entire family (mom, dad, and even big sister) were oohing and ahhing over such a cute little social smile. The time has flown, my baby is almost 7 weeks old.

We met the new pediatrician yesterday. Connor weighs 11 pounds even (56%) and is 23 ½ inches long (50%). Despite his statistics, she agreed that he is anything but average. She noted his exceptional lung capacity and ability to turn beet red as he literally screamed through the entire examination. I have no idea how I managed to keep my cool, but I just swayed and bounced and answered questions listening as best as one can when a tiny person is screeching in their ear. The practice seems to be really well run and I was definitely satisfied with the doctor. She provided education as she completed the exam and offered some really good suggestions about a variety of things. What impressed me most was her willingness to discuss Caroline's upcoming 3-year appointment. She suggested that we make the visit fun and push the blood work and vaccines off a couple weeks to help ease her transition to the new practice. I am sure for that reason alone Caroline will like her as much as I do.

The hardest thing to wrap my head around right now is that we are in MA with very few solid plans for the weekend. I don't really know what to DO with that kind of weekend. Sure, there will be a dinner out, a hockey game with multiple opportunities for a Baldwin sighting, and probably some grocery shopping. Without box packing, show ready house cleaning, and most importantly – that long drive home on Sunday afternoon I feel sort of lost. Any suggestions?


  1. my suggestion is to play with me!

  2. Come down to Norwell. Oh wait, you don't have to do it on the weekend, we are here through the week too!