This sweet little boy is one month old!
Actually as I type this he is 5 weeks old. I am not going to lie - the first 4 weeks were pretty tough adjusting to life with 2 children. I was not ready for it! You just forget pretty quickly what newborns are like. Most of them sleep a lot, but Gates decided he liked to be awake and held and that left me with little time to do anything else!
He has always slept pretty good at night - sleeping long stretches between feedings, but he would not nap during the day! He just would not fall asleep in his bouncer, swing, nap nanny or bassinet. Yes, my house is FULL of seats for this newborn. I was at my wits end until I bought this miracle worker. He sleeps in his bassinet at night, but loves to nap in this during the day. It took him a few days to get used to it, but now he takes GREAT naps in it!
His digestive system was just so tiny that I think he needed to eat a lot and was also really gassy and burpy. Every day has gotten better as he has learned to eat better and sleep better. At first he would do really long stretches at night until 4 or 5am! But now he does 10:30pm until around 3am and then back up around 6 or 6:30am. I am really ready to sleep through the night, but I can handle this schedule especially since he is giving me a break during the day.
Doesn't he look JUST like Robbie? I call him Robbie's mini-me.
At his one month doctor appt he weighed 10 lbs 10 oz and was 22 inches long. Big boy!
We shockingly got all dressed up and went to church! I had to take a picture since I am never in front of the camera.
It took 3 weeks for Gates' belly button to fall off, so he finally got his first real bath! Isn't he a cutie?!