When Ethan was one week old, we took him to St. George for his one week check up. I was a little nervous about traveling so soon, but we took a little drive around the day (or two?) before to see how he would do in the car, and to get me out of the house. : ) Ethan did great in the car.
He weighed in at a hefty 7 lbs 4 oz. I say hefty because infants usually lose weight after they're born, and they typically only reach their birth weight by the first week. Ethan gained over half a pound! When we took him in to the doctor less than a week later, he had gained almost a full pound on top of that.
Everything else checked out good as well. Ethan's hearing is good, Janae said my tear was healing really well, and I weighed in 8 lbs above my pre-pregnancy weight.
We had decided to get some much needed items and visit family while we were in St. George. I was pleased to find that Ethan and I both did fine on our little shopping trip. Terral didn't fare quite as well. He ran out of things to do while I was in the dressing room and ended up just pushing Ethan around Target. He circled the store several times, and was bored and tired by the time I was done.
The next stop was (great) Grandma and Grandpa Hunt's.Heather and Chris were going to meet us there, but only Chris came because Heather was sick. We felt so bad because we knew she really wanted to see Ethan.
After that, we visited Terral's cousin Mary Jo and her family. Unfortunately, I didn't think to take any pictures. It was really nice for me to get to know them better. They are done having kids, so they gave us some baby things. It's been so nice that we know such generous people. We really haven't had to buy very much--which is about what we can afford! We are so grateful for loving and supportive family and friends.