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An eventful week  0

Posted on August 21st, 2007. About Baby Dodds, Ramblings.

Okay, so Gabriel is only five-plus weeks old, but it seems like he is growing so quickly. Last week we took him to the pediatrician for his one-month well child visit, and he weighed 11 lbs 1.5 oz (up from 8 lbs 10 oz at birth) and is 22.75 inches long – 90th percentile for both, and height-weight proportional. Amazing! We took this photograph while he was in the exam room – I caught him starting to coo.

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Then, the following day Evan, Gabriel, and I flew to Wisconsin for my sister-in-law’s wedding (Gabriel’s Aunt Martha). The event was very nice, and we enjoyed being present for the big event. It was also a good setting for Gabriel to meet his Dodds grandparents, aunts, and uncles, including his newest uncle (Uncle Adam, Martha’s husband). I was worried about the trip, which involved a flight to Milwaukee, but it went quite smoothly. Given how chronically sleep-deprived we all are, and all of the equipment that travels with an infant (carseat, portable crib, diaper bag, clothes, etc), AND the fear that he would start fussing on the airplane, it went as well as we could have hoped! We borrowed a BabyBjorn for the trip, and Gabriel slept in it through check-in and security, woke up at the gate and fussed as we got on the plane, but then settled down as I fed him during take-off. Then, he slept through the entirety of the three-plus hour flight! He awoke just as descent began, and I fed him again through this. He was delightful. He travelled well through the trip, and even slept through the wedding ceremony. We received many comments about how well-behaved he was.  Our flight home was more challenging – a 10:25AM flight was delayed until we finally left Milwaukee at 2:45PM, but again – all persevered. The flight on the way home was four-plus hours long, and Gabriel was awake for the second half of it, but between feedings and diaper changes he did very well, and again – we were proud parents as other passengers complimented his stellar behavior.

Here is a picture of us at the reception, taken by Evan’s (and Gabriel’s) Uncle John:

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So, a successful trip!

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