Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Caleb Monthly | 1 Month Old

Can it be already?! How on earth is my baby a month old? I know it seems like such a small number but this month has truly flown by for us. In a good way. In fact, this has been the absolute best month of my life.


I thought adding another baby to the family would be one of the hardest things we've ever done. I was wrong. I had no idea how ready our hearts were for this change. It has been such a natural transition and my days have that much more meaning. I love this little life we have.
Caleb is SO different from Cruze as a newborn. Cruze never fussed, was okay being put down in his swing, rock and play and bouncer, and ate MUCH less. Cruze took the paci right away and still has an obsession with the thing. Caleb hates the pacifier and gags when we try to give it to him. It's amazing how different two babies can be. But I'm loving all of the differences and can't wait to see how each babe changes and grows as the years go by.

The Stats
Diapers: size 1 disposable. We will be switching over to cloth probably in a month or two.

Clothes: I'm still squeezing him into some of my favorite newborn size pieces but he's really a 0-3 month size

Weight and Height: we will find this out at his appointment tomorrow but if I had to guess? 10 lbs 4 oz for weight update: I was SO off. He weighs exactly 12 pounds. WHOA! And he is 23 1/4 inches long

Favorite Things: Mommy (duh). But really, Caleb is just so attached to me and is really only content if I am holding him or have a hand on him. Thank goodness for baby wearing. And for a daddy that he loves too.
Also loves family walks which is weird because any other time (like car rides) he HATES his car seat. Such a difference from Cruze who loved car rides.
LOVES the moby wrap. The second I put him into it, he gets quiet and his eyes roll back.
New things: tons of smiles starting last week. He was already smiling but now I really feel like it's on purpose.

Struggling with: every night from around 6-10:30pm we have fussy time. During these hours, he wants to be fed and patted constantly. Not exactly sure why but I know that every phase eventually passes so I just do whatever makes him feel better and indulge in the extra close cuddle time with my littlest man.

Sleep: Well, he is a newborn so I can't expect much here but I think we're doing pretty well. I'm not going to do any sleep training for the first few months but what I am doing is trying to encourage a routine or pattern. We follow the sleep, eat, "play" cycle. While he's still waking up every 3 hours to eat during the night, he always goes right back down after each feeding (for the most part). I think he knows the difference between day and night. I count that as a victory.
A question we get a lot is who we think he looks like. When he was born, he looked JUST like Phillip. However, as the days and weeks have gone by, he's looking like me too. Right now he is half and half. Literally. The bottom of his face is all me and the top half of his face is all daddy. :)


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