Thursday, August 20, 2009

8 Weeks - Time flies

Where has the time gone? Our little guy is growing so fast and we are falling madly in love with him more and more each day. He is such a great addition to our home.

As of Monday the 17th, CT weighs 11 lbs 2 oz. We go back to the peds office next week for his 2 month check up and vaccinations.

At 6 weeks of age CT rolled over from his stomach to his back for the first time. He hasn't done it since. He also started to smile and follow his toys. It's so much fun to watch him.

Sleeping has improved greatly. CT is getting up 1-2 times a night. Both Christos and I are still very tired, but I feel like we're slowly moving into a routine that will hopefully be in place by the time I return to work at the end of September. By the way, CT will be staying with my sister, Becky, when I go back to work. She stays home with her boys. Zach will be in 2nd grade this year and Drew is in preschool. They are all excited that CT will stay with them during the day. I'm relieved and it will hopefully make my transition back to work a smooth one.

For the past many weeks CT occasionally would vomit after eating. We finally narrowed the causes down to overeating and mild reflux. We visited the doctor on Monday and she prescribed Zan.tac and suggested we add rice cereal to his bottles to rule out reflux. So far he seems to be doing better. He still struggles with digesting it all, but he hasn't choked or vomited in 4 days. We're keeping our fingers crossed.

What's in name?
Many people have asked if CT is a junior. The simple answer is no. Christos isn't a junior either. In Greek tradition, the first born son is named after his paternal grandfather and his middle name is from his maternal grandfather. Christos' dad is also Christos (but we all call him Chris). Christos' parents decided to name him after his father and his middle name is his paternal grandfather's name, Fotis. His dad, Chris, doesn't have a middle name, so Christos is not considered a junior. Nor is CT, because he and Christos don't share a middle name. Terrence is my father's name.

To make it less confusing, their names are
Chris Georgopoulos (Papou/Grandpa)
Christos Fotis Georgopoulos (Dad)
Christos Terrence Georgopoulos (Baby)

Since both Chris and Christos are the only boys in their families, CT carries on the Georgopoulos name here in America. Chris has male cousin's that still live in Greece, so their family is carrying on the name there.

The winner of the online baby pool was my Aunt Susan. Although she had the gender wrong, she guessed the closest date, weight and length. Way to go!

I plan to change the name and look of this blog over time. But the URL will stay the same so you won't have any problems finding us.

If you haven't already noticed, I've started a new poll on the right side of this page. Check it out.

Finally, a couple more recent pictures.

1 comment:

  1. I just CANNOT wait to meet him!!!! Of course I love all the pictures, but the butt shot is great!! Your poll should have a comment area. At first, I think, Mamma, because he's such a little blondie and fair skinned. But so much of Christos shows in him, too, it's a tough call who he looks MOST like. So glad to hear he's sleeping better...what a nice relief! Can't wait to see you guys!!