Tuesday, September 4, 2012

1 Month Old - Joshua

Is it seriously possible that you are already a month old?  It seems like I was just going into labor yesterday and here a month has already passed.  I feel like time is going so quickly starting with the night you were born.  You think that I would be thankful that from first contraction to your delivery only took 6 1/2 hours where with Caleb it took 15 1/2 hours but for some reason it was just all to fast and it seems to have set the pace of your little life.  I just want things to slow down just a bit and enjoy every little minute of your life. 

We are so glad you are here and are starting to get adjusted to the idea of having a little one in the house again.  I'll admit I miss my sleep at night but I realize that before I know it you will be a year old and I'll be wondering what happened to all of those late night feedings. Here are a few things about you:

You love your swing which I'm very thankful

You are really starting to fill out and already seem longer.  You weighed 7 lbs. 12.3 oz on August 15.  We go for your 6 week check up on September 20 and I  can't wait to see how much you have grown.

You typically like to eat every 2 1/2 to 3 hours but sometimes you can make it 4 hours yet there are times you barely make it 1 1/2 hours before you feel like you need to eat again.

You get really aggravated if the milk comes out fast while you are nursing as you prefer to take your time eating and really like to be able to just fall a sleep in the middle of eating.

Your big brother loves you to pieces and is constantly kissing and hugging you. He can't stand to see you upset and if you start to cry he thinks I need to go get you immediately and if I don't he lets me know that I need to go get you.  Usually when Caleb sees you he comes over and pats your head and says "Oh, baby".  There have been a few times in the middle of the night while you are eating that I have looked up to find Caleb in the room with us :-).  He just loves you so much and has to come check on you.

Your umbilical cord still has not come off so we have not officially given you a bath but instead have just been wiping you off with a washcloth.

We moved you up to size 1 diapers yesterday as the newborns were getting pretty tight and were leaking.  I'll admit the size 1 diapers are a bit big on you but it beats having to change your clothes multiple times throughout the day and night due to a leaking diaper.

You love to eat!  It seems like I have a lot more milk this time around which I'm very thankful for and I love seeing you with a little milk mustache after you eat :-)

I think it's so cute to see you stretch and yawn really big.

The last few days you have started to make some cooing sounds and are really starting to recognize our voices.

You seem to constantly be making grunting noises at night especially when we are trying to sleep.

You are still shedding some of your skin.

Your fingernails grow crazy fast and I've already had to trim them a couple of times.  When you were born you had the longest fingernails already and apparently had scratched your face a couple of places while in the womb.

1 comment:

Kimberley said...

1 month already?! goodness!! that was fast!! he looks so big already, i can see some changes. slow down little man!! can't wait to snuggle again!! :)