On June 24, 2011 our little man turned one month old!!
I really cant believe he has been with us for a month, he is such a joy and I have loved every minute even despite the times of frustration and challenge
|He loves to make this face!!|
He is still in his newborn size clothes although he is getting to an in between stage where the newborn size is almost too short but the 0-3 month clothes are HUGE on him...so for now he still wears newborn size.
Breastfeeding has been much improved...its still painful a lot of the time, he just seems to not get enough in his mouth and thus kind of chomps on my nipple, its not comfortable but its bearable enough that I can deal with it and hope that as he gets bigger it will improve. The latch looks perfect and every time we see the LC things go great so I don't know what gives I guess well just wait and see, but I will say things are a lot better than they were!! We are still dealing with the nipple vasospasms which is extremely painful and occurs after feeding but I think that wont resolve until the other issue resolves, they kind of go hand in hand. Thank you to everyone who gave me encouraging words with the breastfeeding dilemma it really was what I needed!!
He is still eating every 2-3 hours, even at night...it is no fun waking up that much at night but I guess he just has a high metabolism like his momma and wants to eat often, at least the past week he has been going back to sleep after he eats instead of wanting to play like he was doing for a while there, so even though the sleep is in 2-3 hours bits its sleep nonetheless
We have started to develop a bit of a bedtime schedule. He gets a bath every night around 830-9pm and he really loves his bath, but hates getting lotion put on, I think it makes him cold but otherwise his skin gets dry. Anyway, after bath I feed him and he will usually fall asleep then which is around 10-1030 at which point I swaddle him and put him in his bassinet and he will usually sleep until 1230-1am. Thats really the only scheduled part of the day aside from that its pretty random everyday.
His favorite song right now is Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Aldean (Or the original version by Colt Ford) when I put this song on he chills out and often goes to sleep...until the song ends...so we listen to it on repeat :) He also has to have his sleep giraffe white noise on high volume to go to sleep at night
He is definitely awake more these days, during the day he doesn't sleep much at all. Some days he will be awake from like 9 am until 2 or 3 pm other days he takes more naps but when he is awake he has to be held, he wont stand his swing or bouncy seat for more than 10 minutes when he is awake and he really wont stay on his play mat for more than about 5-10 minutes either...but I know he wont want to be so cuddly in a few months so I enjoy every moment...and use my Moby Wrap A LOT!!!