Coen: One Month Update

I can’t believe it has already been a month since our little guy has arrived.  Time is flying and it makes me sad to think that I have less than 8 weeks left till I have to go back to work.  Coen has changed so much this past month.

From his first few minutes in this world……

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to One Month Old!

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He has been growing like a weed!  At our 3.5 week appointment he was:

Height: 21 inches (up 2 inches)

Weight: 10lbs (up 2.5 lbs from birth weight)

Likes: Cuddling, sleeping on my chest, staring into our eyes, his swing, eating!

Dislikes: Diaper Changes, Bathes and changing clothes!  He also seems ticklish and doesn’t like his tummy rubbed.

Sleep: The first week or two he was only up a few hours a day and it felt like he was always asleep.  Now he seems to be a lot more responsive and little more fussy….especially in the evening.  For the most part he is a great sleeper.  He never got confused with night and day.  He is up anywhere from 2-3 times a night to eat and typically falls back asleep right after.  Mommy goes to bed anywhere from 7:30-9ish right after she feeds him and Daddy stays awake for a couple more hours if he is fussy and then puts him down when he falls asleep.  This way I get a decent first half of the night.  He is starting to sleep longer stretches but typically I will get a 4 hour window during the first part of the night and then anywhere from 2-3 hour increments the rest of the night.

Eating: Coen obviously has no problem with eating since he packed on 2.5lbs since our 1 weeks appointment!  He latched on right from the beginning and he nurses anywhere from 10-12 times a day.  I am happy we have had no issues there.

Diapers: We went through approximately 363 diapers this month.  Yes, I am psycho and keeping a spreadsheet of all the diapers boxes/packages we go through. He is in size one still and we had about a week that we were in newborns.  He goes through so many a day!

Clothes:  I put away his newborn clothes last week.  It was sort of sad….I don’t want time to go too quickly.  He is now in 0-3 or 3 month clothes.  Most are a bit long for his arms and legs but fit around his waist.  He has a big old pot belly.

Pics of a sleepy mommy (Please ignore the no makeup grungy look)  I will do a separate one month post on me!

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Coen is lookng a little cross eyed in this one.  Sad to say he is losing his hair so he also has this male pattern baldness look!

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