My little family!

My little family!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

1 month old!!

1 month old! Posing with Benny the Bear (that's actually his name, per the tag...from Pottery Barn)

My big boy!

Looking out the window...

Neck Roll Love.

YAWN!

A little smile...he melts my heart. 

1 month stats:
Weight: I think around 11 pounds?? We'll find out at his doctor's appointment on Thursday!
Height: He's SO long.. I can't wait to see how tall!
Eating: Exclusively breastfeeding every 2-3 hours during the day, every 2-4 hours at night.
Clothes: Newborn (too small). 0-3 month is perfect. Some 3 months.
Diaper: Size 1 (NEVER WORE NEWBORN!) 

My baby boy....

One month. It's been one month (and 3 days..sorry for being late) that you've entered our lives. I truly can't remember life before you. And I don't want to. 

You are the sweetest little bundle of love. You are calm, sleepy, adorable. The days in the hospital were so special to me - we spent many hours together, just us, staring at each other and learning each other. You rarely cried and it was always due to hunger. You breastfed right away and continue to do amazing. You don't care if you have a dirty diaper.  We introduced the pacifier early and you LOVE it - we only use the soothies and they work really well. You're a professional bottle taker - Dada has fed you a few times now (using breast milk) and you take it no issue! 

You are great in the car - you sleep most of the time. If we are stopped for a while (to get gas, etc) you'll cry in frustration but as soon as we move again, you're happy! Layla sits next to you and often peeks over to make sure you're okay. 

You slept SO much you're first couple of weeks home - we had to set an alarm at night to wake up and feed you! We also woke you during the day to eat. I thought you were a dream baby but you're now letting us know when you're hungry ;) You still sleep a lot during the day but you are more awake & alert more often which is so much fun. At night, you go to sleep around 8:30 PM -- around the 5/6 AM feeding, you often want to stay awake and play with me. I love this time but I wish you'd sleep a little longer ;) I know you'll start going longer stretches at night soon. 

You love the bath - it's sooo adorable. I think the warm water is really soothing - at your last bath you actually fell asleep!! SO opposite of your sister - it's a huge relief. Your skin is very dry so I only bathe you 2-3 times a week. Once you start crawling and running around, you'll get bathes more often!

You are just starting to look at us and focus - I have seen you smile at me after I smile at you - I don't know if it's on purpose yet but I can't wait for those smiles!!! 

On Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, we spend the day together - just you & I - Layla goes off to school or Mom-Mom & Pop-Pop's house and Dada is at work. It's so much fun - we nap a lot, clean and play. I'll take out the play mat this week so you can get some tummy time in. Your head control is really amazing already - my strong little man. 

Everyone that meets you says how adorable you are - they all also comment on your size. You are so big. It's amazing. I think you will have to play sports ;)

We love you so much little man - thank you for bringing us so much joy in these past month. Keep on growing and sorry Layla is always in your face - it's because she loves you so stinking much!!

xoxo,
Mama




JUST BORN! 

My gorgeous boy. 

So cute. So big.

Our first kiss.

Benjamin's other mama.. my sister, Kim :)

Feeeeeeet!!

My little love.

I'm a boy!

Uncle Adam & Benny Bop

Pop-Pop & Layla

Um..Mom.. what is happening? - Layla

Layla, myself & Benjamin. They are meeting for the first time. I'm so happy. And I'm in pain thanks to C-Section, lol.

BABIES!

Grandma & Benny!

Mom-Mom Millie with her 10th great grandbaby!

Mom-Mom Rose with her 14th great grandbaby!

Uncle Matt & Benjamin

Helloooo Mama!

Ready to GO HOME! (Onesie said "Birth: Nailed It")

Upon peeing all over his onesie, we changed him into this - his second going home outfit ;)

First time in a car seat and loved it!

Home! Relaxing with Dada!

Layla checking in on her brother...

You look cold!

HERE YA GO! NICE & WARM ;) (no babies were hurt in the taking of this picture, lol)

My babies.

First sponge bath..not a fan. 

MA! IT'S COLD!

Toasty and warm!

Grandparents & their grand babies!

I can't believe how yellow.. thanks Jaundice giving Benny the nice tan, lol.

SMOOCH!

Grandpa & Benny.

Aunt Heather & Benny. I love this!

Cuddles with Dada

LOVE THIS.

Benny's bris!!

Benny's bris!!

Love.

Intense convo?

Discussing the weather....

BFF

Aunt Ray came to visit!

My sweet.

Loves to sleep on his belly...

"9 Months Ago My Mom Read 50 Shades of Grey"

1 comment:

  1. He's so adorable. I can't believe how fast it goes. My little one is two months this week! It flies by :-(

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