& just like that,, you’re one month old.
I suppose you were 4 days old when we got home, so I blame that for the quick time lapse!
From the start, you have been a good boy, hanging out in that newborn haze. Sleep, eat, poop,, repeat. That’s how you roll. The first couple nights at home were a little stressful, since you slept all day then wanted to party come bedtime. Once your dad and I figured out that was the problem, we have done our best to keep you alert in the hours leading up to bedtime. And thats been the trick! Though you still do your fair amount of dozing during the day, you also have been pretty dreamy at night,, pun intended. On average you wake 2x a night to nurse, then doze right back to sleep in your cradle. Your dad and I assumed you would be a terror in the sleep department since your brother was such a champ. But so far you’ve not lived up to that,, thank goodness!
Nursing has been a bit tricky this month. But let me back up a bit. I mentioned in your birth story that you had a small tongue tie that the doctors and nurses had noticed just after you were born. At your subsequent visits to the pediatrician, they told us that unless it was causing a problem in the nursing department (i.e. difficult latch, pain, etc.) that nothing needed to be done. In other words, they put it all on your Mama! And unfortunately, she was definitely having pain this time around. Chalk it up to starting the breastfeeding process all over again or a insufficient latch,, I’m not totally sure. But in my eyes, it was something worth looking into. So we went to an ENT physician when you were a couple weeks old who took one look, said it was worth clipping, and in less than five minutes and ~ two tears later, your tongue tie was gone! No anesthetic or prepping required. As soon as you were done, you nursed like a champ. I can’t say there was an instant improvement, but I think it was a great idea we got it taken care of early. Since then there has been no issues and you’re sticking your tongue out just like the rest of them!
We clocked a lot of time at home this month, trying to adjust to our new way of life. We’ve had your grandparents down to visit a number of times and lots of visits from friends. And during our solo time during the week, Mama has tried to keep us as busy as possible – mainly for your big brother! He’s been known to go a little stir crazy at times,, imagine that 😉 As for the places we’ve been,,,
- Meijer (fancy, I know)
- the Mini Marathon expo (to pick up GPop & Daddy’s race packets)
- downtown Indy to watch the guys race!
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
- Emery’s swim lessons
- & the park!
Your big brother loves you to death, is always giving you kisses and asking to see you. I can’t wait to watch you two grow together. Oh, the fun that’ll be had 😉
No huge milestones for you this month. Your first bath wasn’t all THAT successful,, but you gave good face.
You stayed healthy while the rest of your family battled the stomach flu the weekend after you were born. Boy, THAT was fun.
Speaking of staying healthy, your one month growth stats are as follows:
- Weight – 8lbs 14oz (up from 7lbs 2oz), 18th%
- Length – 22in (up from 19), 68th%
- Head circumference – 15in, 72nd%
You rocked some tummy time after that pesky cord fell off!
And you learned how to take a bottle,, wahoo!
You have darling feet, with a 4th toe that’s kinked behind the rest (times two!!).
You have the biggest, brightest, most expressive blue eyes that make everyone you look at think they’re crazy (good luck hiding your emotions in the years to come!).
I still have no idea who you truly look like, though you definitely have features of your brother. Like that chin. And your slip lip.
You love to be held/ nap in your Mama’s arms or snuggled up in the solly wrap.
You’re a motion baby, and almost instantly fall asleep when taken for a car ride or a walk outside.
You hate gas, spitting up, and getting a dipe change. #poopmachine
And of COURSE you enjoy when your mama plays dress up with you 😉
Here’s a flashback to what you looked like when you were born,,
And here’s what you look like at one month!
We love you, V! Cheers to conquering your first month!! 🙂