My baby's a month old!
-8 lbs. 9 oz.
-21.5 inches long
-Sleeping in his own room
-Sleeps for a 6-hour session, then a 3 or 4-hour session at night
-Now wearing size 1 diapers
-Now wearing 0-3 mo. clothing
-Covered in baby acne
-on Zantac for acid reflux (which barely helps. He writhes and grunts all.the.time.)
-LOVES tummy time (esp. for well-observed naps)
-Starting to get used to baths
Mommy & Daddy...
-Are getting more sleep!
-Carry him in the BabyBjorn as much as possible
-Do about 2 loads of baby laundry a week
-Narrate his day with different versions of "Call Me Maybe"
(Hey, I just changed you, but now your poooooopy. Here's a new diaper, so stay clean for me.")
-Take Whit to Sacrament Meeting
-Always have a camera (AKA iPad or phone) nearby for cute pix and videos
-Both love Whit more than imagined and make a pretty good parenting team so far :)
So far Whit is a pretty serious child. He has great eye contact and, when awake and not crying, will stare right at you or right past you. (Is he looking at the angels that surround us?) He cries when he doesn't feel settled, which is often at least a wimper due to the acid reflux. We joke that he has to "work something out." He likes to nurse at specific times, be held in certain positions, sleep in specific ways, cries as soon as he has a wet diaper, and hates the first time he gets the pacifier but eventually doesn't want to let it go, and other peculiarities that make me think he means BUSINESS! Seriously... don't mess with this kid's schedule. Which is nice, but I worry that he has a regimented temperament and won't be easily satisfied, happy, or creative in life. I want a happy child! I know that at a month old he is still just trying to figure this crazy world out and it is much too soon to peg him in one way, but I'm a Mom... I want what's best for him :)