Sunday, February 18, 2007

The First Month

Tomorrow marks the first month of existence for Silas. He has come a long way ever since he was born, even though it has been a mere 4 weeks.

What has Silas accomplished in his 4 weeks of existence? Well, he has demonstrated his adept skill at hurling, he can pooh in more than one colour, and he makes strange noises during his slumber that only a parent would find endearing.

Silas only complains if he is hungry, and is also proactive in informing his parents that his diapers need to be changed. He's even learned to stand on his feet during times when he is complaining of hunger. Silas does have an insatiable appetite, slurping up 3 ounces of formula, and up to 2 ounces of breast milk per feeding session. But once he is full, he's flexible and easy going.

Silas does not complain much. Silas does not complain when someone other than his mother or father is holding him. He does not complain when given the bottle instead of the breast. His parents are grateful that he is not a colicky baby. Sure, sometimes he has a bowel movement on daddy's hand, but that is really a small price to pay for this sort of flexibility. In return, he is given the royal treatment by his parents.

Later this week, Silas's parents will take him to the community clinic to get him weighed. It is safe to say that he weighs more than his birth weight of 8lbs 10.5 oz. Current estimates are that this piglet weighs somewhere between 10-12lbs. If you would like, make a guess as to his current weight in the comments section.


Fianna said...

what's colicky ??

Phileo said...


colicky is when the baby cries and cries and cannot be consoled. This goes on for days and days, and can cause the parents to lose emotional control.