Posted by: Katherine | January 9, 2008

7 Weeks on the 7th

Felicity turned 7 weeks on the 7th of January, 2008. She measured 21 1/2 inches long and weighed in at 9 pounds 2 ounces. She is growing so fast. She got 4 vaccinations yesterday – DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis aka Whooping Cough), HIB (Meningitis), PCV (Pneumonia and Meningitis) and IPV (Polio) – two needles in each thigh. We refused the Hepititas B – because no one we know has the disease and it is transmitted primarily through sexual acts and sharing needles so we did not feel it necessary and hence not worth the risks – and Rotavirus – because it is too new for me to feel comfortable with it, it is not a life-threatening disease and Felicity’s digestive system is still developing so we didn’t think it wise or necessary and hence not worth the risk. Needless to say she wasn’t feeling quite as well as usual. She either slept or wailed her head off. She was back to her usual smiling self today though.

Speaking of which, I must say she is most aptly named. She showers smiles all the time.

She sleeps well. She generally falls asleep between 9:30 and 10 and sleeps for 4-4 1/2 hours, nurses, sleeps for another 3-3 1/2 hours, nurses, sleeps until we get up around 6:30. So, at night, generally, she gets around 8 hours of sleep and I get about 7 hours. Her periods of sleep have been gradually expanding.

It has become common for Cecilia to give Felicity a sweet kiss on the lips before going to bed. So Sweet. She has been giving more kisses lately. She gives Grandpa one before bed and gives us ones when we read to her.

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