"The thistle is a prickly flower, aye, but how it is sweetly worn."

Monday, December 7, 2009

7 weeks old!

Our little Jude Dylan is 7 weeks old today. We are getting dangerously close to 2 months which is unbelievable. I'm really looking forward to finding out how much he has grown thus far. He has a two month appointment coming up.

His growth will be the only interesting thing about that appointment, because most of it will consist of shots. This is obviously going to be hard to watch, but also, I just have concerns about shots. Too many stories about autism and elements involved that don't necessarily belong in a little body. I hate that I feel like a don't have a choice and am bound by the system to do this. Why can't we wait until he's older if anything. I don't know, I guess this is the hippie naturalist side of me, but I don't like the idea of manufactured, potent thing injected in to infants. Anyway, enough of that rant.

Jude is growing more and more each week. Based on our amateur measurements, he's about 22-23 inches long and 10-11 pounds. Obviously, these are guesstimates. He's really interacting with us a lot more. He loves being talked to and just laughs and smiles the whole time. It's so much fun!

He's really an easy, happy baby and for that we are thankful. As long as he is being talked to or has lots of interesting things to look at, he's perfectly content. He really isn't interested in baby toys though, at least not yet. He loves looking an linear patterns. By that I mean, he is fascinated by the blinds and this grid patterned headboard we have- things like that. He's very observant, which I have to confess is not something he gets from his mom. He's just a really calm, observant little guy. The awesome thing about that is I knew he would be this way from the womb. I never thought he would be a wildly active child, and so far, it seems I was right. Gotta love that!

Anyway, he's doing good and growing and changing all the time! I can't believe how much we have fallen in love with the little guy in so short a time. Loving your child is unlike anything I ever expected and it is truly a blessing!


-2 said...

He's really starting to look like both of you! So precious!

allie-mac-fallie said...

He is so adorable and is growing up so fast! Is it mandatory that he has shots? One of my really good friends dad is a "natural doctor" (I forget what the professional name for them is) and they didnt vaccinate any of their children because they were totally against it for some of the same reasons you listed. Now I'm interested ha!

allie-mac-fallie said...

(I think its called Natural Medicine Doctor now that I think of it...)