Mackay was born hungry...
Mack is a STRONG baby. He lurches all over the place when you try to burp him, has since the first time he ate. He's got a strong neck. When he was a week old Dan layed him on the floor on his stomach and he lifted his whole chest off the ground. Interestingly, he doesn't push with his legs very much, not like the girls did. He's focusing on his upper body strength right now. He'll have plenty of time to build leg strength when Daddy gets him out on his first bike!
Lily continues to be a huge help. Whenever Mack is crying and I can't get to him, Lily picks him up and cuddles him. "Biggie to the rescue!" is heard several times a day.
This is one of my favorite pictures of Mack. I love his bright eyes, cute little lips, and the way he's holding on to his Biggie:
Amelia has come a long way with Mack in the past few weeks. She has grown accustomed to him and his need for Mama. She still needs several hugs and snuggles throughout the day, but she's generally patient when I'm feeding Mack. She likes to climb up and watch when I change his diaper or when he's watching the mobile in his crib. She's very concerned that he has his woobie with him, as she is utterly and irrevocably addicted to hers. We've had a few "lost woobie" incidents recently that have made us reconsider whether we want to let Mack get attached to his. Lily's snuggle friend was a burp rag, but any burp rag would do so we always had one around and it didn't matter if one got lost. But the woobie is so dang cute, I love to see Amelia snuggling hers.
Along with his double chin, Mackay is getting chubby legs. I love to change his diaper and squeeze his little thighs. Looking through Lily and Amelia's baby pictures, Mack definitely resembles his sisters. He looks the most like Lily, but he has filled out a lot faster than the girls did. I'll have to do a post comparing their baby pictures.
Just as Lily did, Mackay started losing his hair on top at about 4 1/2 weeks. Dan calls him "cue ball". And apparently one of his sisters hit him on the head with a hammer.
Mack has a little lizard tongue that he's constantly flicking in and out.
Lookin' super cute in a "real" outfit instead of the standard newborn sleeper. I think this outfit came from my friend Esther.
almost 6 weeks old
Mack started trying to smile a little bit at 5 weeks. He can't do it consistently, but you can tell he's trying. Occasionally he'll break out in a huge 'ol grin and we love it!
6 weeks old
Mack has a bad case of baby acne that started at 6 weeks. We thought he was going to skip that phase because the girls both got it at 4 weeks, but he eventually broke out all over his face and scalp.
6 weeks old
I had my hopes up this week because Mack slept through the night three nights in a row, but he was back to his usual 3-4 hour sleeping pattern last night. Ah, well, I guess I can sleep when I'm old.
We sure love our sweet baby boy. I am equally wistful and anticipant each day as I watch him grow. He's lost his newborn look, but soon he be smiling and that will be a whole new bundle of fun, watching how the girls interact with their smiling brother.