Tuesday, June 29, 2010

One Month Old

Noah turned one month old this Monday and amazingly I remembered to take the photo I'd decided to do every month on his 'birthday'. Yup, the 28th rolled around and I remembered...and by remembered I mean that the calendar reminder on my phone went off to tell me to take the photo and I did as instructed. Lindsay-1, Mommy brain-0.

I think I wrote in a past entry that we were going to take a photo of Noah in the same chair, next to the same adorable owl each month on the 28th so we can track his growth that way. When you're with a kiddo every day you don't easily notice the subtle changes that take place like someone would who only see them occasionally so this seemed like a fun idea. Every month I'll post the pics here.

We had Noah's 1 month appointment Tuesday and it was great that Jeffrey was off this week to come along. Actually, it was really nice that Jeffrey was off because that meant that he didn't need to leave work early or go in late so that he could be there. Jeff is amazing in that he rarely EVER misses a doctor appointment for the boys...or even for me when I was pregnant with either of them. I don't know a lot of husbands who do that so I'm incredibly lucky for this :) Ok, my gushing moment is over.

Our goal was for Noah to be back up to his birth weight of 8lbs 4oz at his appointment and he blew way past it! He was 9lbs 11oz and 22.5 inches long. That put him in the 50th percentile for weight and the 75th percentile for height...and 50th for head if anyone tracks that. We don't. At this point, Connor was 8lbs 6oz and 20 inches at 1 month so Noah is still...um, winning? :) lol.

Everything else at the appointment went great. We got the instructions to do tummy time with Noah which is good because at least for now, he enjoys being on his tummy. The doctor said that at this point babies are typically eating 2-3oz every 2-3 hours. Noah eats every 3 hours and is never under 4oz. He's still sleeping most of the day and will sometimes go 4 or even 5 hours in between feedings at night which is good for getting a bit of sleep for mom and dad.
He got one shot today which was sad, but he stopped crying relatively quickly once it was done. We made his two month appointment which we're dreading because he gets four shots. Four. Poor baby.

Noah showing off his bandaid from his one month shot :(

Connor is still being a great big brother. We've been trying to get out of the house to help out with Connor's cabin fever and it's been helpful. He just gets so bored being stuck in the house all day...even though I'm constantly letting him play wii to keep him occupied while I take care of Noah or take a nap here and there. He can thank me later for helping him become an amazing wii bowler and golfer. Seriously, he's pretty great. His potty training is still holding firm. We had about a week a couple weeks ago where all hell broke loose. Not only was he peeing his pants a couple times a day but he also apparently forgot how to "point it down" and covered his bathroom in pee at least once a day. Holy crap. Fortunately, it stopped as quickly as it started and he's back on track now. I panicked though I'll be honest. He never had accidents once he was in underpants and went 4 weeks without a single mess...then all of a sudden we were back to square one. I was so happy once that week passed and he was back in action. :) He's awesome.

It's been a good first month, which of course flew by way too fast. Even though this newborn time is exhausting and extremely difficult typically, it's our last time doing it so we are trying to enjoy it all. :)

Thanks for checking in on us...check back tomorrow for Nearly Wordless Wednesday :)


Krista said...

I can't believe Noah is already 1 month old! The owl idea is great. Look how much he's already grown! I've been loving the pictures you post on FB.

The Neerings Family said...

Honestly, even almost 2 years later Audrey will have a few days every few months where her potty training goes wack and I feel like I'm going to go crazy! But it always goes back to normal. It's just frustrating!