Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A new life

Well, it's obviously been awhile since I've been on here!! I can't believe how my life has changed in the last 2 months. I have given birth to the most awesome little boy in the world and he is already one month old! The older I get, the faster time flies. I never believed adults when they used to tell me that, but it's true! Tommy, at one month old, here are some of the things you are doing--

 *You FINALLY seem to be getting on some sort of sleeping schedule. I say finally like it's been months instead of a few weeks, but mommy loves her sleep and had a VERY hard time adjusting to waking up every two hours like you did in the beginning. But now you are going to sleep around 9:30pm and sleeping until about 2:30am. Then you eat and go back to sleep within an hour and sleep until around 6am. That's still a little early for my taste, but I'll take what I can get :)

*You make the funniest faces! Especially when you're making a little present for mom.

*You are eating 4-5 oz every 3-4 hours. You are a piglet!! Mom tried breastfeeding but you weren't having it, so we started you on Similac formula. We had to switch to Similac sensitive because you were constipated and you seem to be doing better with that.

*At your 1 month follow up, you weighed 10 1/2 lbs and were 22 inches long!! This is 3 pounds more than your birth weight and 2 inches longer. Mom can't believe how much you're grown already. Dad is VERY proud :)

*You are in size 1 diapers. Every time I change your diaper I think to myself that you just pooped on a dollar. Diapers are SO expensive. Luckily we got quite a few for our showers, but you are almost out of size 1 and I am going to have to break down and buy some :(

*You have smiled a few times. I don't think you realize what you're smiling about just yet, but it's still awesome to see it when it happens!

*You finally fit into your 0-3 month clothes. You had to wear newborn clothes until you were about 3 weeks old.

*You bleat like a billy goat. ALL THE TIME. It's cute during the day, not so much at night. You get REALLY loud about it when you're hungry or if you're sleeping and something startles you.

*Your have gas like a grown man. Sometimes I have to ask daddy if the noise I heard was you or him and it's usually you!! It's funny now but I am hoping you grow out of that and it doesn't become a problem when you're older and we're in public :)

*You have a TON of blond hair and it's LOOOONG! The hair on the back of your head curls over your collar and sometimes comes together at a point where it looks like you have a rat tail! Mom loves your hair and hopes it stays that blond.

*Your eyes are deep, dark blue. I know most babies are born with blue eyes, but I hope yours don't change. They're beautiful!

*You had an infection in your left eye just a few days after birth. The doctor prescribed an ointment and it took a few weeks, but it finally cleared up. Dad always made mom put it in your eye because he was scared he was going to poke you!

There are so many more things you're doing that I can't think of right now. You are so fun and cute to watch. I have to admit, the first few weeks were rough, but now that we've settled into somewhat of a routine, my heart is breaking at the thought of leaving you to go back to work. When you're eating, I just stare at your face and think about what a blessing you are. I knew I would love you, but I didn't know just how much. You are truly the best part of mom and dad's life and I can't WAIT to see what kind of person you grow into. So far, I'm thinking you're going to be a talkative, funny, sweet boy, but I am sure I'll know soon enough and then be wishing for the time when you were small again. I am excited for you to grow up, but right now I love that when you're laying on my shoulder, your little butt fits perfectly in my hand. I love that when you hear my voice, you turn your head in that direction. I love that I can curl you up against me and you're too little to fight it or get away!! I love everything about you and you are just perfect.