Friday, November 18, 2011

jack: one month


How did I become the mom of a one month old? To be honest, I thought I'd be trapped in that first week forever. But here we are, 33 days after Baby Jack graced us with us presence, and we're pretty much smitten with the fellow.

Also, his weight? That was determined by the ol' hop on the scale with the baby, hop on the scale without the baby and do some math trick. So it's not totally accurate. Hence the asterisk.

Also also, there's another blogger who has a cute, squishy little baby and I loved the way she documented his stats month by month, so I decided to do the same. I don't want to take all the credit for the awesomeness. But I will take credit for my cute, squishy little baby :)



He can still wear some newborn pajamas and pants because his little legs are so skinny, but everything else has been packed away. He started busting out of those newborn onesies last week, so we're officially in the 0-3 months category.


Just this week, we've started to get into a (loose) routine. He wakes up between 6-7am and then goes down for a nap around 10am. He usually sleeps for 2-3 hours, which is great because I can actually get stuff done. Or nap. The rest of the afternoon is a combination of eating, playing and cat naps. We start the bedtime routine around 6pm - sometimes a bath, a little baby massage, nurse. He's usually asleep by 7 or 7:30pm and wakes up twice to eat. Rinse and repeat.


Only when he's hungry, gassy, sleepy or just wants to be cuddled a little. Typical baby. But he rarely cries and can't be consoled. I think that's only happened once or twice. And I love him for that.


Eating. The little chub gained 2x what's normal during the first 10 days.
The pacifier.
The ceiling fan.
The swing, bouncy seat or car seat. Whatever is around at the time that allows him to look around.
Anything with bright colors.
Being read to.


Being in a car that's not moving.
Dropping the pacifier.
Being swaddled.
Falling asleep. Once he's asleep, he's out, but he fights it hard.
Getting a bath. Although, I think he's getting used to it.

Also, I've been taking pictures of him each week. Here's what our little guy looked like this month:

Picnik collage

I know he's mine and all, but MAN he's cute.

6 friends said...:

  1. So fun! I have had so much fun reading your documentation of his life so far. :-) We do the weight the same way and it is actually fairly least I think so.

  2. Did you cry packing the newborn clothes away? I did! Then I did again for the 0-3. It just went by so fast. Before you know it, he's half way to being a year! What a handsome little man you have. :)

  3. Coming from someone on the outside, I would have to say that you're right! What a handsome little man!


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