Grayson is one month old!! We go for our one month check up on Thursday so I don't have his stats yet but he is growing like a weed and becoming a little chunk-a-munk. When we left the hospital, he was 7 lbs 14 oz and a week and a half later for his weight check, he was 8 lbs 10 oz! Our pediatrician was shocked and so happy and so was I at his growth! By week 3, he was pretty much busting out of his newborn clothes. I tried to make them fit as long as I could because it made me sad thinking about him outgrowing them, but it's a good thing to know he's growing & is so healthy. :) Now he wears 0-3 and 3 month sizes and except for the length of the pants, pretty much fills them out! He wore newborn diapers until mommy ran out (they were getting a little snug anyways :)) during week 2. He went through a growth spurt during week 3 and I felt like I wasn't making enough milk for the little peanut. That week he had a time of fussiness at the end of the day and I truly think it was due to his little growth spurt.
This month our sweet boy smiled for the first time! Some may not believe me, but the first morning we were on our own after both moms had left and daddy was at work, at 3 weeks old, I got up to feed him in the morning and laid him on his changing table and I got the sweetest real smile! It melted my heart and made my day! He also literally has been holding his head up since he was born and he gets stronger and stronger at it every day. This month, he started following Matt and I with his eyes. He loves his daddy and sometimes when he gets a little fussy at night, I hand him to Matt and he instantly stops crying. What can I say...I love daddy too. ;)
We are very blessed with a great sleeper and mostly napper. He eats every 2.5 - 3 hours during the day but goes 5 hours between feedings at night so I am really only getting up once at 4-4:30 AM in the middle of the night. Our last feeding before bed is 11-11:30 and wake time is 7-7:30 although this doesn't really count as true wake time thankfully because we both go back to bed. :) We are trying to follow the Babywise schedule of eat, wake, sleep and I would say we are doing pretty good. Some days are better than others, but for the most part Grayson is such a precious little angel and is just such a good baby. He is so good at going right back to sleep at night which makes this mommy happy because I like to go right back to sleep too. :) Honestly, the middle of the night feedings are WAY better than being pregnant and waking up and staying up to pee and for no reason because I get to snuggle a sweet little body. Also, thankfully once I get back in my bed I have NO problems whatsoever falling asleep.
Sweet baby Gray really only cries if he's hungry, has to burp or poop, or is sleepy. (That sounds like a lot but honestly he hardly cries at all in comparison to some babies...and usually if you fix the problem or help him "work it out" he's a happy little clam.) We have had a couple nights where his tummy seemed to hurt him and it made me so sad. I thought that it could either be something with my diet or reflux but it seems like this is getting much better over time and after reading what reflux really is, I don't think that's what he has at all. Some days after his 6:30 PM feeding, he will fuss for a little bit but we just have learned what he likes- to be swayed from side to side, being held in front of a fan or in the bathroom with the fan on :), and praise and worship music. :) He now calms down pretty quickly because we're getting into a groove and some nights he goes right to sleep after this feeding. It's funny how the Lord keeps me humble because some days things are going so well and I'm like, "I got this" and other days Grayson changes it up and I'm crying not knowing what to do or what he needs. It's pretty wonderful learning about our sweet baby, though, and I know that it is a daily process. It also keeps me going to the Lord and asking for his help.
Grayson has been in our room for the first month of his life, but tonight (if we can muster up the courage :)) we are putting him in his crib! I'll keep the blog updated on our progress with this. :)
Have a blessed Sunday!