Thanks for the encouragement. I like the plan to try just a few each day until I get the hang of cloth diapers and see if they will fit well. I am a little worried about him being too small. He hasn't been officially weighed in a few weeks, but I'm guessing he is about 8.5 pounds. He is starting to really grow out of the newborn and fill the 0-3 months clothes. I've also noticed that his diapers have changed. In the first few weeks, nearly every diaper was both dirty and wet. And now he has mostly wet diapers, with only a couple of dirty diapers a day. So I'm taking that as a sign that his digestive system has settled into its groove somewhat.
I realize I haven't given any update on how Seven is doing. Overall, he is still perfect. He only cries when he is hungry or has gas. He gets a little fussy in the evening, is usually easy to console. He has gotten a little cold these past couple of days. I'm not worried about as it is just making him congested, but there is no fever or extra fussiness (except for when I'm trying to clear his nose) or anything else unusual.
Seven is spending more time awake and playing. He focuses on us well and has started reacting to us talking to him. And the best thing in the world is to see him smile at us! He is so adorable and gets cuter everyday.
There is one thing I am concerned about. He still has the stump of his umbilical cord! It was supposed to be gone 4 weeks ago. The doctor said we shouldn't be concerned unless it is infected, which it isn't. We've been taking care of it like we should, but it is hanging on strong. I know that everything is supposed to happen in its own time, but really, it is time for this to be gone.
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