Archive for February 19, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday, Gil!

My sweet William,

Today, you turn one year old. It’s a bit surreal. I remember your birth like it was just yesterday – a short, intense labour brought you into the world in our living room. Weighing 6lbs 12oz, you were bigger than Gwen, but still tiny.

What you lacked in weight at birth, you made up for in breastfeeding, gaining around 3.5oz per day for the first several weeks and doubling your birth weight by two months! When we were at the doctor last week, he gave you a quick weigh – 20 lbs! You still love to nurse … but I have no idea how frequently you do so – about every 2 hours, day and night, I think … sometimes more, sometimes less. You have started to really enjoy eating solids and will gobble up pretty much anything that I’ll offer you. It’s wonderful to have a non-picky eater! You do surprisingly well considering you barely have teeth. Your first tooth – the bottom left – appeared through your gums a few weeks ago, but you still can’t even see it when you smile! Read the rest of this entry »

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