My sweet little Isaac is one month old today! Already! I can't believe he has been with us for a whole month already. He is changing so much everyday, and I just want to keep him itty bitty.
It has been a busy time. My mother was here last week and it just went by too fast. It was so nice to have her here helping with the baby and the house. And we were able to get alot of errands done and even took Isaac for a few walks in the sunshine. :) She spoiled him and he got lots of presents and attention. He also started getting a bit of colic at night last week. It absolutely breaks my heart to hear him cry like he does, he just sounds so scared. It isn't too bad and it isn't all the time...it usually lasts for about 20 minutes.
He had his one month appointment on Tuesday. He weighs 7 lbs. 13 oz, and measures 20 inches. He is on the lower side of the averages, but his motor skills and coordination are high above average. :) He is supporting his own head really well and able to really focus in on things. He is able to smile in response to my smile and is starting to smile on his own. He still doesn't really like his bath.
In terms of sleeping, I still hold him for part of the night. I think this is now my issue, not his. We got a co sleeper for the bed and he sleeps in it for about 2-3 hours. It's not the bassinet, but it is a start. He wakes up to eat and he is just so sleepy when he is trying to eat that it takes longer. After that, I just hold him instead of attempting to put him back in the sleeper. I have to swaddle him really well and hold him till he falls asleep. Then he goes into the sleeper between the positioner that has been warmed under my blanket. I lay next to him and wrap my arm around him and tuck my hand under his back.
Nursing is going really well. I started pumping as well to start building our freezer stash. I usually get about 1.5-2.5 ounces per breast, depending on the time of day. I did get a clogged duct this past week and it HURTS. I saw the NP on Monday and got prescription that is working ok. My best friend this week si the lanolin. :)
To celebrate our baby boy's milestones we have decided to buy him a train set. We are buying the engine for his birth and one train car for his one month birthday. :) I am walking him up to the toy store tomorrow.