Monday, July 22, 2013

Jack {1 month}

Jack, you turned 1 month old yesterday. This month's seemed like the longest and shortest month all in one. Although we fell in love with you the instant you were born, we have fallen more in love with you over the past month. You have truly completed our little family. Sometimes I want to cry just looking at you. 
You are growing bigger every day, and I am trying to savor each moment because I know just how fast they go. At the doctor's office 2 weeks ago you weighed 9lbs 2 oz. You wear mostly size 1 diapers and newborn/ 0-3 month clothes although the newborn clothes are getting snug. You definitely LOVE to eat. When we first brought you home you were nursing every 1 to 11/2 hours. I felt like all I did was nurse you. Now you go at least 2 hours between feedings, but not usually anymore than 3. I am so thankful that breastfeeding is going so well with you and I love that time together. 
You have been many places in the short amount of time you've been with us. Your first restaurant trip was to the Olive Garden and since then you've been to a couple lunches including a lunch with the girls from mommy's work. You've also been to Walmart, Target, church, the mall, and the pool, although you hung out in the shade. No swimming for you yet:)  A few old ladies have tried to touch you while we've been out, but I'm right on it and as politely as possible keep you away.
Your brother loves you more than you know. He loves to rub your head and lately when he gets up in the morning he's started saying, "Well hello there baby Jack." He loves to help give you baths, which you love, and lay with you on your play mat. It was a huge adjustment at first with the both of you, but (knock on wood) I think we are starting to get the hang of things. The first 3 weeks you were going to bed around 11:00 p.m.and would get up every 2 to 3 hours, but this last week you have been going to bed around 9-10:00 p.m. and sleeping for much longer stretches. The night before you turned 1 month you slept from 9:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. straight. What a big boy! You are sleeping in your swing in the Halo sleep sack and it has kept you from startling yourself and waking up. I have even been able to put you down not all the way asleep and you fall asleep on your own.
In the past week or so you've really started to coo. The other day daddy was laying next to you on the play mat and you were just looking at him and cooing. It was the sweetest thing ever. You've also really started to notice your surroundings more, especially people's faces. You LOVE being held and you've recently started laying in your swing or on your play mat for longer periods of time (about 10 minutes) before you get mad and want someone to hold you. You really don't get mad when you have a dirty diaper, but you can't stand being in your car seat if it's not moving. You usually do great in the car though once we get going. 

I know you are going to change SO much in the next month and I hope time slows down a little. We love you so so much.

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