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!