Three weeks old today…

The stats:

Head is 36cm

Length is 22 inches

Weight is 9lbs, 1 oz

Charlie Bird is still smaller (but longer) than his brother was at birth.

He is hanging out in the 50th-75th % which is tiny to us.

One of his little tear ducts is clogged, but that should clear up on its own.

He is eating 3oz every 3-4 hours.

He slept for 4 hours and 3.5 hours last night with a feeding in between.

He is quite cooperative.

We like that.

And we love him.

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Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a high school English teacher, college adjunct instructor, freelance writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. When Spencer was wee, I always called him Spencie-bird. Or Froggie, because he was all legs and knobby knees. But mostly Spencie-bird. Also, every baby I had was a little smaller than the last, so that was nice, especially after Jacob was born with a head so big that all the peds and nurses in the delivery room laughed and said it was the biggest one they’ve ever seen. My vagina was SO not impressed with their humor.

    I may have to stop looking at pictures of Charlie because it makes my arms ache and my chest feels all empty without a baby against it. He’s just perfect and I can’t stand that I can’t reach out and touch his soft head!

    Except I won’t stop looking at him. Nope. He’s too pretty. I’m beside myself with joy that you’re enjoying him so much.

  2. He is just so precious I can hardly stand it.

  3. He is so stinking cute!

  4. Oh, I just want to snuggle him! You can count your sleep in HOURS? That’s awesome. I got 30-45 minutes at a time during Q’s first three months. I don’t miss that part AT ALL. So happy you’re happy. :) He’s a happy boy who’s lucky to have you for a mama.

  5. Oh, that little rosebud mouth in the shape of an O…

    You can almost see him soaking up all the life he can; taking it all in; absorbing the wonder of it all.

    Three weeks old and he’s already learning love.

    Lucky Charlie. Lucky, lucky baby boy.