Our lil' guy isn't so little anymore. He's now over a month old and growing ridiculously fast. I can't believe I have a baby - let alone a one month. Time really does fly...eh? The transition has been pretty easy, it helps when you have a supportive husband who can do some work from home. It was nice since we both have been around a lot.
I returned to work and while it has been the suck -- it was nice to get out of the house for a bit. I immediately regret feeling that way just because my work situation has totally taken a nosedive. Can I just go like work at Target and play in the clearance aisles? That sounds fun. We also have been lucky so far in that one of us can always be with the baby even though we both are working. No day care for us...let's hope we can do this for awhile until he's older!
Weight: 10.2lb. His birth weight was 7lbs, 11 oz but he dropped to 6.9lb quickly with the jaundice. It is nice to see him plumping up.
Height: 21.5 inches. His birth length was 21 inches but our pediatrician thinks that was because his head was massive.
See? That could add a few inches.
Nickname: I just call him chubby or a monster, LOL. He gurgles and grunts ALL the time so that's why I just say to him that he's a monster.
Looks Like: At birth, I thought he looked like me! Now he is starting to favor Scott.
Pacifier: Sometimes. He gets fussy in the evening and it's the only way to calm him down.
Sleeping: He's not doing SO bad during the night, but it could be better. He is a champion napper but at night he wants to stay up and party until about midnight. He will sleep and then wake up at about 3am and then 7am. Everyone suggested a book called "Moms on Call" to help with a sleep schedule and I can't wait to start it. First, I need to clean out his crib so we can start putting him in there at night. He currently sleeps in our room in a bassinet. Finally. He HATED that thing at first and only wanted to be in his Rock n Play. Also--Rock n Play is the one baby gear item that has saved our sanity. He seems to love it.
Clothing: The newborn stuff is just getting too SHORT on him now. I guess it's time to pack it away. Luckily we didn't have too many Newborn items since I knew he wouldn't be in them long.
This is my favorite onesies of his. MONSTER!
Diapers: In size 1s and we have learned that not all diapers are created equal. For the newborn sizes I really liked Pampers and always was getting peed on when he had Huggies on. Yes, peed on. Often. The store brands--Walmart, Target--were just fine. Luvs is okay too.
Ummm...we still don't have any "family" photos really. Coming soon. Hopefully.
Cannon has been on several Target trips, got "newborn" photos taken [not really since he was almost a month old!], visited to beach twice, his first restaurant, and has been on several strolls around the neighborhood. He seems to fall asleep instantly in his carseat/stroller. He's a very good baby and we have no issues with taking him out!
He LOVES Target.
We have had several visitors from our families to some of my friends! I think people are still surprised that we had a baby. We are basically the first to do so in our group of friends.
I swear he is smiling now.
He doesn't really like having his diaper changed.
He is going to be a thumb sucker. He LOVES sucking his hands...
...His hands also have to be by his head at all times.
He doesn't like being swaddled.
Looking Ahead: Mommy & Daddy actually are going to a REAL night out -- without baby -- for the first time this weekend. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
& one more, just for fun...