Saturday, July 28, 2012

Baby J is 1 month old!

Dear J,
I cannot believe how quickly your first month has flown by. For most of the first two weeks we had our struggles with you being a “lazy eater” and losing too much weight. Now that we are more adept at breastfeeding, you are thriving.
Some days it seems like you spend all day sleeping and some days you are very very alert. You have the brightest eyes and seem to be just taking everything in.
For the most part, you’re really laid back. You manage to sleep through church services and loud noises like the fire alarm. You fall asleep on your own sometimes for naps and every bedtime. You don’t need to be rocked all of the time, but I still sneak in a couple of minutes of rocking before I put you in your bed for naps.
Right now, we feed you between 7:00 and 7:30 pm and put you to bed. We wake you up for a “dream feeding” at 10:00 and put you back to bed. You sleep until 3:00 or 4:00am, eat a little, and go back to sleep until 6:00 or 6:30. You take a morning nap until around 9:00.
You’re a good baby and have fit in so perfectly with our family. We just love you so much!

 I’m so excited to measure you up next to your Jelly Cats monkey every month to see how big you are!

We love you, Baby J!
1 month stats:
Weight: 10 lbs
Height: 22 inches (estimate)
Eating: 8 times per day
Clothes: 0-3 month and some 3 month
Diaper: Size 1

Introducing ...

This post is way overdue, but life has been a little intense since Baby J arrived and it's been really difficult to find time to post (and when I did have time to post I preferred to sleep instead!).

Baby J arrived at 10:12 pm on June 27 after a long day of labor beginning at 5:20am. He weighed 8lbs 12 oz. He's a big boy :)