Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Adam Jonathan: 1 Month

You are one month old, big guy! You've lived up to your big birth size and at your one month appointment you were 11 pounds 13 oz (90%) and 23.75 inches (100%). You are starting to outgrow your 3 month clothes and are moving into 6 month. It's just crazy! Comparing you to big sissy, she was still 10 lbs at one month!

Having a newborn with a toddler in the house is definitely interesting. I feel like I don't get to focus on you as much so I try to soak up the little quiet moments as much as possible. I swear I'm not exaggerating, but you have been purposely smiling since you were about 3 weeks old. That seems so early to me and I made no mention of it in Evelyn's one month post so I'm thinking I'm right. You give the biggest grins and coo and gurgle at us. It's the best.

You definitely aren't as content of a baby as your sister. There have been a couple of times where I've wondered if you had reflux and would even call you colicky. It just seemed like you couldn't get comfortable and if you weren't eating, sleeping, or being held you were crying! Add on to that your first cold this week and Mama is feeling so bad for you! I wish you were happy and healthy!

Your sleep is getting better. You've yet to sleep longer than 4 hours at a time but since we started swaddling you (I hope I don't regret that when we have to stop!) you've done much better. You will go to sleep in your crib, wake to nurse, and go right back to sleep again. That makes the night time wakings so much better! I've never minded waking with my kids in the middle of the night - as long as they go back to sleep!

You have moments of hating your car seat and moments of not minding. Mostly though, you have to be moving to be happy. You also enjoy your pacifier.

You've been in cloth diapers since 2 weeks and we are doing well! I'm doing laundry daily, but it's not too bad. Cloth diapers with a newborn is way easier than with a toddler! No spraying poop!

You love to nurse, though just like Evelyn we have some tough times because of my oversupply and forceful letdown. We'll figure it out though.

Keep growing big boy! Mama loves you! Now I need to get on those one month pictures!