Jonah- One Month

Well, we have been a family of four for a month now and although it has passed quickly, it feels like it’s always been this way. We can’t imagine what life was like without this little guy in the same way TJ and I can’t recall what it was like when it was just the two of us.

Tidbits we don’t want to forget about his first month:

  • He is a cuddle monster. He especially loves snuggling under your chin or cheek to cheek.
  • He is strong. He has already rolled on his side (showing of for his Pediatrician) and will lift his head and swoop it around to the other side during tummy time effortlessly.
  • He loves his Daddy. He tracks TJ with his eyes the second he hears his voice by him and will pump his arm with excitement while he coo’s.
  • He’s a sleeper. He sleeps way more than Sadie ever did at this stage.
  • He hardly cries. The only time he really ever makes a peep is in the middle of the night when he suddenly wakes up from a deep sleep and realizes he hasn’t eaten and panics. Otherwise, he’s just a flexible and content little man.

He drives Daddy nuts with diaper changes. Every time Daddy goes to change his diaper, it’s like an invitation to poop multiple times. We’ve been going through a lot of diapers as a result. Donations are accepted in the form of Pampers Swaddlers size 1.

Stats from his first month:

  • Weight at birth (10/12): 8 pounds, 14 ounces
  • Weight at discharge from hospital (10/16): 8 pounds, 9 ounces
  • Weight at first Pediatrician visit (10/18): 9 pounds, 4 ounces
  • Weight at second Pediatrician visit (11/3): 11 pounds 0 ounces
  • Height at birth (10/12): 19 inches
  • Height at 3 weeks (11/3): 22 inches

Summary: He’s a solid tank!

Waiting to meet Jonah for the first time.

How is Sadie liking being a big sissy?

She has her emotional meltdown moments over little things more often, and expected waves of jealousy with not getting all of the attention anymore, but overall she LOVES being a big sissy.

  • She helps throw away diapers, runs after burp cloths, and tells us to “hurry” if Jonah cries.
  • She likes to sit by him when he is in his chair so she can read him her books.
  • She likes to sit with me and nurse. This worries TJ, but I assure him it’s totally normal (and makes the CLEC in me very proud).
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