William's first week or so



To be quite honest, it's been fairly quiet in the Moyer household (knock on wood) since William has been born. The degree of lifestyle change is significantly lower with the second kid, so there's really not a whole lot of adjustment that Kristen and I have had to do.

Compared to Carolyn, William is a much better sleeper. He'll wake up every 2 to 3 hours overnight to eat, but he is really good about falling back asleep, and doesn't mind being put back down in his co-sleeper. Carolyn always required a significant amount of walking, shushing, etc. for the better part of 2 years. William does enjoy spending most of the day being held, but Kristen doesn't really mind holding him, so it all works out.

William now weighs about 9 lb 5 oz, so he's lost the usual few ounces that babies lose, then gained it all back already, which is a good thing. (For comparison, Carolyn weighed 6 pounds at 2 weeks old.) He's in the 80th percentile for weight, 88th for height, and 78th for head circumference.

Also, the umbilical cord fell out and he's got a belly button now. Carolyn was very excited about this.

So basically, all is well. Here's to hoping it continues to be so...

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