Sunday, May 25, 2014

One Month Old

I can't believe you are a month old already! Our little home has been so busy that every moment I get with you one-on-one is so cherished. You are often burped while Elijah snuggles on my other shoulder. I nurse you while I sit at the table helping your sister and brother eat their food. I hold you in the playroom while doing puzzles with Abigail. Our family is very busy now, but even just a month into this new family of five and the craziness feels like a new normal. We all love you so much, you get lots of kisses and hugs everyday. Elijah kisses you so much that sometimes your hair smells like strawberry jam from the residue on his lips from his breakfast toast. If I try to lay you under your activity gym it's a sure thing Abigail or Elijah will try and sneak underneath to lay next to you. Abigail always holds your tiny hand (or offers you her finger to grasp) when we ride in the car. It's really sweet and yet I have to protect you a lot!

You have acted like a pretty typical newborn in the sleep department. You were super sleepy the first day after all the "work" of being born and you also took a good snooze after your circumcision. But as soon as the pain medication wore off you were awake and rooting all the time. Most nights you awake to feed and go right back to sleep. During the day you'll doze off here and but it's not until the afternoon that you give me about a 3 hour long nap (just about the time Elijah is waking up!).

You've done a great job nursing! You'll also take a pacifier but it's not as necessary as it was with your brother. Noah, you made my milk supply come in on the day I left the hospital, wow! My supply is so good that often our night time feedings only use one side at a time. Daddy gave you a bottle today and you did great with it.

You're starting to really focus on my face which is fun to see. You use more muscles in your face and all those expressions are cute, especially your fake little smiles - a real smile is coming soon I know it! You know my voice and could turn your head toward it at only a week old. Daddy would hold you upright and iId hide on either side of him and talk to you so yo'd keep having to turn your head to find me; it was a mean little game. :)

You are not as loud as you brother was - thank you! You'll yelp if you're lonely. The first few weeks you snorted a lot, always sounding stuffed up. When you wake up at night you start by just fussing quietly. When you are really hungry (like in your carseat and I can't feed you yet) you'll cry loudly and it sounds like Count Dracula laughing... ah, ah, ah, ah... (as opposed to Elijah's Billy Goat cry!).

You wear 3 month clothes right now. I squeezed you into Newborn-sized clothes for the first week or two just because. You wear size 1 diapers and you did when you were born too. At home we used up the one pack of NB diapers I had, I bought them "just in case" you were a smaller baby. Ha ha.

At two weeks old you weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces (78th percentile) and were 21 inches long (72nd percentile). Your head circumference is in the 91st percentile.

Here is Abigail and Elijah at one month old. Your hair and eyes seem lighter to me than their hair or eyes.

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