Monday, May 28, 2012

1 month old!

Carson is one month old today. I can't believe how fast he is growing and changing. At his 3 week appointment last week, Dr. Heiar said he was growing well and everything looked perfect. He weighed 9 lbs, 7.8 oz and was 23 inches long. I think he scooted a bit when she was measuring his length though, because I know he's grown, but I don't think he's grown 3 inches in length in 3 weeks of life. :)
We don't have to come back until he is 2 months old, and then we have to have the dreaded shots, which won't be any fun for mommy. It's the week I go back to work, so I will be taking him on my lunch hour, I don't know if I'll be able to go back to work or if I'll be crying too much.:(
At one month old, Carson is:

-Eating 4ish ounces of breastmilk every 2-3 hours during the day, has one stretch of sleeping 4-5 hours at night, and then up to eat again in 3 hours after that.
-Wearing size 1 diapers
-Sleeps in the bassinet in his pack-n-play
-Loves to be swaddled at night
-Enjoys baths more that his umbilical stump fell off on May 16th
-Wearing newborn and 0-3 and 3 month clothes, depending on the brand. He is long through the torso and has short legs, so he needs newborn bottoms and larger tops. He has a drawer full of 3 month pants that are several inches too long for him!
-Smiling occasionally, especially if you kiss all over his face or smile at him
-Enjoying tummy time, and is getting a pretty strong neck
-focusing on faces of people
-Being alert and awake more during the day
-Taking more interest in his play mat and hitting the things that hang down sporadically
-Cooing every once in awhile, it's the cutest thing ever!
-Sticks his fingers ( or fist, or bib, or mom's fingers) in his mouth when he's hungry, or if you hold his face up to your face, he tries to eat your cheeks
-Tooting with the force of a 30 year old man! Seriously, this kid is not a shy pooper.

Here are some pictures of Carson over the last month!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Carson Carson Carson

My sweet baby boy is 4 weeks old today. I can't believe how fast it is flying by. My maternity leave is half over, and the thought of having to leave him all day to go to work breaks my heart.
Carson and I are getting to know each other pretty well. He's a very mellow baby and really only cries when he's hungry. Sometimes it's an hour after he's last eaten, sometimes, 3, and sometimes at night he can go for 6 or 7 hours. Other times he cries 10 minutes after he's finished a bottle because he's a piglet and isn't satisfied. For the most part, he eats 4 oz. at a time. I think it's all going to his cheeks. :) He weighed 9 lbs, and 7.8oz. at his last appointment.
He LOVES food. He loves to cuddle and snuggle and wants to be held all the time. He loves his pacifier. He loves to be swaddled at night, although he didn't at first, and he does let you know in the morning when he's had enough and wants freedom. He hates being naked. He is indifferent about diaper changes...sometimes he cries, other times he could care less. He loves to smile at his daddy. He loves to be talked to. He loves bath time, after he gets over being naked. He falls asleep in his car seat going for rides or walks. He does great in the car. He hates his crib and sleeps in the bassinet in his pack and play. He hates tummy time on the floor, but likes to hold his head up when he's being burped. Before he cries he scrunches up his face into an adorable pout that melts my heart He has a big head and short, skinny legs. He wears newborn pants and 0-3 month tops, and one piece items are too big for him, he looks like a gangsta. :)
 He's starting to grab on to my heart. :) He definitely has his mama wrapped around his finger.
I knew motherhood would be amazing, that is why I fought so long and hard to get it. But it's even more amazing than I ever imagined it could be.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Newborn Pictures

Carson got some wonderful photos taken of him when he was 5 days old. We love Yarrow Photography!!
It was so hard to decide what pictures to order. I am so glad we got to capture this special time in our lives. Carson was a champ and slept through the whole session!