Monday, August 25, 2014

Man Cub: 1 Month

Precious Boy,

Daddy and I couldn't be more in love with you if we tried!  You're sweet demeanor has us charmed, and neither one of us can get enough of your cuddles.  We are so glad you are a cuddly baby!  Each prayer we've prayed over you the last month has been answered by God.  He's seen us through two yucky weeks of colic, getting you back to your birth weight,and granted us more sleep than we ever thought possible so soon.  Your Lord is faithful, Man Cub, and we continue to pray that He grows you into a man among men for His glory alone.  

At first, you slept about 3 hours at a time at night.  In the last two weeks, you've begun sleep 4-6 hours at a time at night.  Mommy is stoked about this!  Keep it up, dude!  You got rid of the swaddle wraps at 1.5 weeks.  Those were so not for you long term.  We also saw you start sleeping better when we started letting you sleep on your tummy in the heirloom cradle in the sitting nook in our room.  Naps during the day are hit and miss.  If something is going on or you know people are around, forget a nap.  Thankfully, you don't get cranky if you haven't slept.  I'm ok with you getting 30 minute cat naps here and there as long as you stay so happy!  I do hope to have you start taking naps in your crib soon.  You make the cutest coos when you sleep, and sound much like the puppies.  Sometimes we aren't always sure who's dreaming without looking in everyone's beds first!

You are a nursing champ and have been since you were an hour old.  Once Mommy believed the lactation consultant at the hospital that we really were doing it right, there hasn't been an ounce of worry once.   During the day, you nurse every 2-3 hours, and at night you nurse every 4-6 hours.  Daddy and I laugh at you constantly and call you Shark Baby while you eat.  It's obvious you love your milk!  You will eat so fast and furiously that you forget to breathe, which makes us laugh too.  So sorry that our entertainment is at your expense, but we love you!  You will also take a bottle without any problem.  It's so nice to be able to pump a bottle and know you'll be ok if it's just you and me out and about or for the couple of times Mommy and Daddy have stolen away for a date.  

You have been able to hold up your head since you were born.  You can roll from your back to your side and from your tummy to your side.  You learned to smile when we talk to you about two weeks ago.  Your Geno (my dad) also got your first laughs out of you on Saturday during our church's 40th anniversary celebration.  What a hoot!
Laying in your boppy, being sung to, hearing music at church, being at church (you've made it 4 of 5 Sundays; your first you were still in the hospital), showing us how strong your legs on by standing on our laps, being read to, rides in the car (unless you're hungry), the swing, the sling, being outside on walks with the dogs, when Aggie Belle kisses you, when Bailey snuggles up next to you when you eat, being held, bath time, when Daddy flies you around like Super Man, when Daddy does anything with you, eating, your elephant Wubbanub Paci
Dirty diapers, being hungry, laying on your back for more than a few minutes

One Month Stats:
Weight: 9 pounds, 5.5 ounces
Length:  22.5 inches
Eating: nursing (every 2 hours during the day and 4-6 hours at night)
Bedtime: when we go to bed, so sometime between 9:30 and 10:30
Awake: sometime between 6:30 and 7:00
Naps: in between nursing times, but how long you sleep depends on what we're doing.
Diapers: newborn
Clothes: newborn

1 comment:

Lisa Loves John said...

Such a cutie :) :) ...he melts my heart! <3

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