One Month Old

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On Christmas Day, E was one month old! I took this idea from The Terrells – I love the idea of documenting the first year of my baby’s life this way. So here goes!

E loves…

To eat. This kid would be on the boob all day if he could be! He tries to suck on his hands, clothes, toys, and any skin that comes into contact with him (read: shoulders, chests, hands, cheeks, noses, etc.). He’s very good at it too!

To be sung to. Often when he is crying, singing to him is the only thing that calms him down. We’ve mostly been singing Christmas carols to him; I don’t know what we’ll do when the season is over! And luckily, he doesn’t seem to mind that Mommy is often a little off-key. He likes music as well, but he doesn’t stop and listen to it like he does with our voices.

To be held. E doesn’t like to be put down. He always knows! Even when he’s fast asleep, the minute he is put down, he wakes up. He especially likes to be held really close or up over our shoulders.

To go fast in the car. He cries if we go under 35mph, but once we hit that speed or above, he’s out like a light. Slow down or stop? He’s crying again. Should be interesting when he’s a teenager!

I can’t believe it has been one month already… It has gone by so fast!

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He’s Here!

It has been eons again since I posted. So long, in fact, that I’m writing this while breastfeeding my one month old baby. Time sure gets away from me.

This month has been one of the hardest of my life. While I absolutely adore my little guy, the reality of his screaming coupled with my own lack of sleep is tough. Certainly I don’t mean to sound ungrateful… It seems so hypocritical to complain even a smidge after dealing with infertility and miscarriages. But alas, that is my reality right now. The fourth trimester!

E was born on November 25, 2013, after 33 hours of labor from first contraction to finish. It was hands down the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I survived and had the natural birth I was hoping for, thanks to my amazing midwife. I’ll post the birth story later.

E was 8lbs 9oz, and 21 inches long. In the first few days he lost nearly 10% of his body weight, and wasn’t gaining it back, so we have been struggling with supplementing with formula, and attempting to transition away from it now that his weight is back on track. Breastfeeding is a full time job!

I will leave you with a few pictures of my adorable little man. He is constantly amazing us with his humanness. Such a tiny little person, but already SO expressive!

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