Saturday, July 21, 2012

1 month old

He's doing good in this area... except for some gas (which I hope we've solved the problem by changing my diet and using gas drops) I'm not sure what his weight is now, but I know he's gaining.  He's starting to get baby rolls. 

He's been a great sleeper at night!  We think it's because we started off right away keeping it bright and noisy during the day and dark and quiet during the night.  Whatever it was, mom is one happy camper!  Nap time is a different story though.  We are working on nap time.  He doesn't want to miss anything!  His poor little eyes sometimes are so red and tired-looking.  Any suggestions are appreciated.

At about 3 weeks old he started to wear some of his 0-3 months onesies.  He's still rockin' the newborn things too, but our boy is definitely growing.  He's still in newborn diapers.  They're getting a little snug on his soon-to-be rolly thighs, so I'm sure we'll upgrade to the size 1 soon.

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He started out eating about every 2 hours, but at about 3 1/2 weeks he started eating every 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
Boy oh boy... does this boy have belly problems!  He loves to eat and never has a problem wanting to eat, but something is bothering his belly.  We had a few days when he only had one good, full bowel movement and it was diarrhea.  He wakes up from a dead sleep screaming at the top of his lungs for less than a minute and then falls back asleep.  When he's not sleeping or eating, most of the time he's crying.  We have done the bicycle with his legs and massaged his belly too.  At about 3 weeks old, we started him on some gripe water.  Through our many google searches to help us with this problem, I've read a lot about milk allergies, so we decided to try taking milk out of my diet.  Again, any suggestions are welcome.

**UPDATE- the above was written a few days ago...
The past few days his belly seems to be feeling better and the bowel movements are becoming more regular.  I'm not sure if it's my diet change, the gripe water, or maybe something else.... who knows?! 

changing table-
We are thinking about buying another changing table pad for him...haha!  He loves his changing table.  After he gets his diaper changed, he can just lay there forever.

If he's not over the top tired, he loves walks.  Most of the time he'll fall asleep, but there has been a few times when he stays wide awake!  Remember, he doesn't like to miss anything!

reading & his favorite stuffed animal, Jeffery the Giraffe-
We haven't done much of this lately because he's always fussy when he's awake now.

hanging out without his diaper on-
Crazy boy loves this!  He's the happiest camper with this diaper off... hangin' out, passin' gas.  The minute we try to put his diaper on, he straightens those skinny legs and fights us on it.  It cracks us up!

play mat-
He's just starting to track the mobile and look at the hanging toys above him.

Around 3 weeks he started to have enough of having his arms in the swaddle.  We'll swaddle him with them in, but it doesn't take long for him to wiggle those arms back out. 

And the biggest dislike... belly problems.  That is definitely what bothers him the most.  He spends most of his time crying because of his belly.... poor guy.

frowning- I wish I could get a picture of this!  It breaks my heart to see him do it... and I think he knows it too!  I can't wait to see some happy expressions soon.
tracking- he's been doing a great job tracking Mom and Dad's face and his mobile on his play mat.
tummy time- he definitely has some strong muscles!  He's taken a lot of naps on our chests, so he's strengthened his muscles that way too.

bath time- he's enjoyed them more and more every time we give him one.  Soon enough we'll be able to give him a real bath once his umbilical cord falls off (which is taking forever by the way).

**UPDATE- his umbilical cord fell off in the middle of the night on 7-19.  We called the doctor the evening before and she said to bring him in the next day.  Luckily it fell off and we didn't have to go in.

smiles... I know, most of them probably aren't the real ones, but they sure are cute :)  We're pretty sure he's given us a few non-gas smiles, too!

bottles from Dad (a separate post on that later)


Kristin said...

Anna he is adorable. I am so happy for you and Kirby. I can't believe he is a whole month old. I can't wait to see this little guy again :)

Jenny Edwards said...

I love his little "Houdini hands" as we call them. Noah never liked to have his hands or arms swaddled either. He is precious. His hair is so darn cute too! Hope you all are doing well!!

Julie said...

Kaden is too cute!! I hate that he's having tummy problems. I felt like the 1 month mark was the hardest for fussing with both my boys. I even quit nursing Nate early because of it. Have you read "the Happiest Baby on the Block?". It had some good ideas :).

PS. I bet those are real smiles for Mom and Dad :)

Traci said...

The vacuum always calmed down my daughter, seriously. We had the cleanest floors around.

natasha {schue love} said...

Glad to hear he's doing well! Ethan also has gas issues...which has caused some discomfort. I'm guessing it's diet related as well, but it's SO hard to know what's triggering it! His umbilical cord stump is still in too...we'll have to call the doc this week if it doesn't fall out on its own...fingers crossed!

Tami said...

Oh my goodness! I could just die over that sweet little smile! What a doll!

basebell6 said...

oh my gosh the one of him in the towel is toooooooooooooo cute! can't believe he's a month old already! hope his tummy issues have continued to improve. :)