Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy One Month Birthday, Little Graham!

Photo Credit: Nat's Photography

We are so loving being Little g's parents! Everyday he truly changes and we are trying to just stop and enjoy this precious time with him. It is absolutely amazing that he is already one month old. Here are some fascinating facts about his progress (yes, we are NEW parents and think everyone is as fascinated about our son as we are).  

1. He currently weighs in at 10.6lbs according to Baby Stats in our Wii Fit Plus.. haha.
2. He is holding his head up for quite a long period of time now... he enjoys about 10 minutes of tummy-time a day.
3. He is starting to be awake longer - after each feeding - for about an hour. We love this play time with him and he enjoys songs such as "I'm a Little Teapot," "Patty-Cakes" and "Itsy-Bitsy Spider".
4. He is nursing about every three hours but for 25 minutes at a time (instead of the 40+ as a new-newborn) and we are a happy-nursing couple together! I love spending this time with him.
5. We gave in and introduced an infant pacifier at 2 weeks -- we have had no problems with nipple-confusion - it helps with soothing during sleepy-time. Although sometimes it's falls out and re-wakes him back up... overall it's awesome not being his soothing tool all of the time.
6. We introduced his very-first bottle the other day (of mommy-milk). After instruction from our lactation-consultant we decided the best time to do this was 3 1/2 weeks. After pumping once, I had enough milk (5oz.) for his first bottle with Daddy! At first he was confused as to why Daddy had the milk but he quickly got it and they enjoy this time every morning at 7am (and I get to sleep in)!
7. He smiles when he finishes nursing and in his sleep. We can't get him to smile, so I guess he's still doing it uncontrollably -- but we think it's overly sweet.
8. He has some congestion (I can't wait until this cold weather is gone) so we're doing the nose aspirator, saline drops, humidifier and he's sleeping in his bouncy chair in his bassinet. What a pain... 
9. He is all BOY! He grunts and makes noise all of the time (even in his sleep). We heard this is because he is a boy and that girls are much quieter.
10. He is now super-grabby on everything. He grabs a hold of diapers when we change him (what a mess), our shirts, necklaces, hair, etc. It's so neat how much he has changed in such a short period of time!
11. His eyes follow us when we walk in front of him. This is really neat... he's also starting to move his head to see us when we talk to him.

Month one... CHECK! We think being parents isn't as hard as everyone says. But, since Graham and I are both the babies of our families... it's hard making our own decisions and not having some one tell us what we should do. Luckly, we told Little g that we're both new at this... so he takes it a little easier on us.

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