Friday, October 24, 2008

1 month old!

Yesterday Jackson turned one month old! It's amazing how fast time flies! He is such a joy, and we love our sweet little guy. We've particularly enjoyed his smiles lately. He's mostly smiley in the mornings, but every once in a while we'll get one in the evenings. He still sleeps relatively well for a newborn; I feed him right before we go to bed, then he wakes up once to eat in the middle of the night, and then again in the early morning (around 5:00). He then kind of dozes on and off until it's time to get up for the day. (Exception: last night he was up A LOT!) All in all, I can't complain though. A certain big sister was up every 2 hours for months when she was a baby, so he's not doing bad in comparison! He is very fussy most evenings, though, and spends a good bit of time crying if he's not being held (and even when he is being held). But thankfully it's been a little better the past several days, so hopefully he'll be over it soon. Enjoy lots of pictures of our "little" guy, and the doctor stats are at the bottom.

I tried to be artsy the other day with photos.

All decked out last Saturday to cheer on the Cavaliers!

Adventures in the double stroller...
...and cloth diapers. Look at that huge butt! It's hilarious!!

And finally some pictures from yesterday, when he was exactly one month old!
If you look closely in this picture, you might notice the nice collection of spit-up in his mouth about to come out. As soon as the picture took, he gushed it out. Nice!
He had his one month check up today at the doctor. He grow any in length, but the doctor suspects that they just measured him wrongly when he was born. So, he's still at 22 inches long, which is the 62nd percentile (22 inches at birth is the 99th percentile!). His head is 15.3 inches, also the 62nd percentile. And finally, his weight is 11 lbs 7 oz, which is the 82nd percentile! (His birth weight was the 91st percentile at 9 lbs 4 oz!) So, he's definitely gaining weight quite well! His face still doesn't look as chubby as Kathryn's did at this age. I think he's just got a longer face than she did/does. If he continues to grow at this rate, he should be ready for little league football any time now!

Finally, happy birthday today to my brother, David!!!! We love you!!!


The Nolls said...

oh my, I had to laugh because so many things were so familiar in that post :) loving the double stroller. We have the exact same one and, while it is such a blessing (!!!), I will be very happy to trade it back in for a single. It is such a BUS of a stroller, aye?
Also, love the butternut squash bumgenius fluffy bum! also a very familiar sight around here :)
Sounds like you all are doing great! i am so thankful that he's doing so well. What a cutie!
PS: loved your crunchy post too... you go girl!

Mark'sMeg said...

Hi! Your blog is encouraging to me because our kids are pretty close in age difference and its fun to see what life will be like next :)
Meagan DeLong