Friday, August 21, 2009

Baby FAQ's

How old is he?
Corbin is now 2-1/2 weeks old!

How big is he?
At his last doctor's appointment (at 6 days old), he weighed in at 8 lbs, 3 oz. His doctor says he rarely sees babies get back to their birth weight so quickly. Obviously, he's a good eater! As for size, he's still in newborn-size clothing, but just barely.

Who does he look like - you or Jeff?
He definitely got the Meibos chin and the Cox cowlick. Other than that, we're not too sure. His ears are smaller than either Jeff's or Bryant's and his eyes are currently a steel gray, but we know eye color can change. I think he got the Meibos hands, too. He looks a lot like Bryant did as a baby (once Bryant put on a little fat). You can certainly see the resemblance.

How does Bryant like his new brother?
He adores Corbin! Bryant has to tell everyone about how he's now a big brother, even the lady at the McDonald's drive thru. Today, at his school orientation, he had to stop by every teacher's room to show off his new brother. We were, of course, a huge hit. Bryant also offers to hold Corbin or play with him to keep him occupied when we have to get stuff done. He loves to pick out new outfits for Corbin to wear. Bryant is an excellent helper, especially with dishes and laundry.

Is he a good sleeper?
Is any newborn a good sleeper? He has times where he'll sleep for three or even four hours at a time, but the norm is usually between two and three. He's a very noisy sleeper! Jeff and I will lie in bed and laugh when we hear some of the noises he makes. Fortunately, we've learned to sleep through most of them. Especially Jeff.

Is he a good baby?
Of course he is! He has his cranky moments - usually when he's hungry - but he's very sweet. He turns toward the sound of his brother's voice, fusses when his dad stops talking (especially when he wants attention), and lets me know when he wants me with a warning "Waah" (it's like he's saying "Hey!"). He loves to be held close. I think he just likes hearing the sound of our hearts beating. He also loves to look around and prefers sitting up in our laps when he's wide awake.

When is his blessing?
We're doing the blessing and Bryant's baptism the same weekend since all of their grandparents will be here. Bryant will be baptized on September 5th. Corbin's blessing will be the next day at church. All of our friends and family are invited to come if in the area (I know it's not likely, but the invitation's extended just the same).

Friday, August 7, 2009

Here at Last!

Bryant would like everyone to know he is officially a big brother! Corbin Lee Meibos was born Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 12:25 pm. He weighed 8 lbs, 2 oz and was 20-1/2 inches long. He's a cutie!