Anya update- 7 weeks old!

12/03/2005 at 06:05 PM ET

Anya_65_weeksjpgAnya_slingMy baby Anya turned 7 weeks old yesterday- time for an update.

At her one month pediatrician check-up, she was 22.5" long and a whopping 11 lbs 5 oz (up 3" and 3 1/4 lbs).  By now, though, we figure she must be inching up to 13 lbs.  She’s already grown out of the newborn clothes and well into the 3 month size.  (We are learning how arbitrary those clothing sizes are.)  She is a very good eater and so far I have not had any issues with nursing her.  She’s gotten much better sleeping during the night- waking briefly to nurse and changed and then back to sleep quickly when we put her back in her bassinet.  Still, waking up 4 times a night is taking its toll on us.  My husband took off 4 weeks to be home with us but went back a few weeks ago. 

My recovery has been going well.  After an agonizing week of healing episiotomy stitches, I started feeling a lot better.  I have lost the 15 pounds I gained during my pregnancy plus some, to my delight.  I wish the weather was not so cold in New York so I could go out for more walks with Anya but that’s what I get for having an October baby! 

The consensus on who she looks like is mixed.  People who know me better say she looks like me while those who know Josh better say she looks like him.  She definitely resembles the both of us as babies.  We think she has his eyes and my lips.  The rest remains to be seen!

Click here for a photo gallery of her life so far.

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Kauai17 on

She is just too cute for words. Love the hair. Congrats on already losing the weight..plus some. That is awesome!!!!

morgan on

What a beauty! I totally loved the pictures. I hope you will continue with the updates. I can’t wait to watch her grow up. LOL. I also love the hair. I bet you can’t wait until it gets long! Much love,
Morgan

Mel on

Oh my gosh, she’s a-freaking-dorable!

I love the photo gallery, she’s got to be one of the cutest babies I’ve seen in a long time (even including my niece, who was a really cute baby).

I love the hair too–no one in my family has ever been born with any visible hair (we all have fair coloring).

Congrats again, and I can’t wait to see more pics as she grows!

christina on

Absolutely precious! She is a beauty. Thanks so much for sharing these pics.

Nikki R. on

She is so beautiful!! I love those cheeks!! And, I especially love the pic of her smiling in her crib…too precious!! Enjoy your little princess!!

Tequilamonky on

Gorgeous little girl! She also has the BEST wardrobe of any 7 week old I’ve ever seen! Woohoo for the weight loss, that breastfeeding is great isn’t it!

FC on

Congrats on losing the baby weight and more! And Anya is just as precious as she wants to be. I love her. She’s too cute-cute as a button.🙂

Sandra w Iza a Tim on

She is so cute, Love the hair, my kids also had much hair :o)Its so cute!

Sarah CBB Editor on

She’s beautiful, I’m so glad I finally got to meet her (and you!) yesterday!

sharlit159 on

Congratulations on your beautiful & healthy baby! I love how you’re glowing in those pictures – you look so happy!😉

BillieO on

she is adorable and you look so happy. i’m a little over 8 months pregnant with my son, i already have a 15 month old daughter, and seeing these pictures gets me so excited for his arrival. enjoy this time, it’s the best!

brooke7502 on

she is a very cute baby, and has a very expressive face. i noticed that when i saw her newborn pictures – she looked very alert. nothing like good looks AND intelligence! oh and a lovely name, too!

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