Saturday, February 25, 2012

1 Month Old

My sweet baby boy is 1 month old! How is that even possible?? I swear we just brought him home. (I guess a month isn't THAT long and we really did JUST bring him home, but you know what I'm sayin...)

Jacob is such a sweet, cuddly boy... when he's full and has a dry diaper :) He LOVES to be held and I'm (usually) always willing to ablige and hold him. His 3:00 am party sessions can get a little tiring when we are passing him back and forth trying to figure out how to get him to sleep, but he'll just stare at you and give you those smiling eyes it's hard to be mad about losing sleep. Hannah loves her little brother and is always wanting to hold, kiss, and hug on him, it's the sweetest thing. We really are blessed Hannah is such a GREAT big sister, she takes her job very seriously and Jacob is lucky to have her as a sibling.
Now onto the stats...

As of 2/22/12 he weighed 8 lbs 7.5 oz which is such an improvement, his birth weight was 7 lbs 3 oz and at the NICU he dropped down to 6 lbs 9 oz, then on 2/03/12 he was 6 lbs 12 oz (so his weight gain was slow but quickly picked up to normal 1 oz per day) and on 2/08/12 he weighed 7 lbs 4 oz.
They didn't measure length since it was just a circ follow-up (which healed perfectly and Nick is happy to report that the dr has mentioned on a couple occasions that his son has quite the size on him :)

Clothes and Diaper sizes:
He still wears newborn clothes, but he can wear 0-3 month size, it's just still pretty baggy on him. He can still wear newborn dipes but they are getting a little snug and size 1 work much better for leakage control! So we are just using up the rest of newborn dipes then he'll only wear size 1.

He eats anywhere from 4-6 oz per feeding, we know that's WAY too much for him at this age but sometimes those 4 oz just don't cut it. He eats every 3-4 hours during the day then in the evenings he cluster feeds and about every 1-2 hours he'll eat 2-3 oz from 5:00-10:00 pm, then he sleeps for the night.

He sleeps great during the day, we are still working on the night sleep. Once he is down for the night, which is anywhere between 7:30-10:00pm, he'll go about 5 hours from his last feeding, he gets up to eat and *usually* goes right back to sleep, but if he doesn't then the little booger is up for 2 hours, just hanging out! Then he'll go another 3-4 hours and be up for the day, or rather until Hannah wakes up then he takes his morning nap so there's no hope for us getting additional sleep. 

Milestones and Fun Stuff:
He had his first realy smile on 2/09/12, he looked right at me and gave me a big 'ol smile with dimples and all! Now he'll have mulitple smiles per day, I can never catch them on camera though.

From the first tummy time he was trying to roll over, literally up on his side kicking his feet to push him to his back, but he has yet to actually get over.

He holds his own bottle, and pretty well at that! From day 1 he would put his hands right under that bottle and I figured it was a reflex of sorts but he has not stopped! Every feeding his hands are right under that bottle and sometimes we can let go and he's feeding himself.

Loves sleeping on his side.

We burp him sitting up right holding his face in our hand, we can never get a good burp when he's over the shoulder.

He still loves to curl in a little ball so holdng him over the shoulder is difficult but he's starting to like that way more and more, otherwise he just loves the cradle hold.

Around week 3 he started getting real tears when he cries and I hate it, it's so sad.

Smiles every time he poops! Weirdo... :)

*For some reason I wasn't able to upload pictures so again they will be in a different post* And, this was supposed to be published yesterday when he turned 1 month old, February 24th. :)

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