People are not lying when they say time sure flies when you have a baby! Grant hit the one month mark yesterday – still so hard to believe!
We are all still learning quite a bit around here. I must say, when everyone told me how hard the first couple of weeks are, I definitely pushed it to the side. Well, listen when someone tells you that! Those first couple of weeks are tough as you get used to having a little person around the house. I am pretty sure sleep deprivation is one of those things you think you may know, but you really have no idea until you actually go through it. The brightside is that everything really does get so so much better, and fast! Once he “woke up” around the 2 week mark, it got a lot more fun. He figured out when his days and nights were (he had them mixed up at first) which made life way way easier.
Weight & Height
We went to the pediatrician yesterday to have Grant’s 1 month checkup. He is one little string bean! He is 22 inches long and 9lbs 5 oz, which puts him in the 37th percentile for his weight. No surprise there – Marcus is very tall and lean, so I am sure Grant is taking after his daddy. I think he is even starting to look a little more like Marcus too.
I have felt extremely fortunate on this part! Grant has been an amazing eater from day one. We never had any latching issues, and he loves to eat! Small TMI on this one so skip along if you don’t feel like reading. I have an inverted nipple, so I had to use a nipple shield in the beginning to bring it out for Grant to eat. He has learned that it really doesn’t matter, so we have ditched the shield and he is all natural now. Woo hoo!! Makes my life so much easier!
We plan to introduce bottles this weekend as well since he has been doing so well with the breast. We have a wedding we are going to next weekend and will be leaving Grant with my parents, so I want to make sure he is good to go with the bottle long before we leave him.
Like I mentioned before, Grant had his days and nights mixed up in the first 10 days or so. He woke up every 2 hours at night, and then slept like a champ during the day. I thought this was just something newborns did, but luckily, my mom helped me get him on the right track. We put him on more of a schedule, and it really only took a few days. Thanks goodness! Now, he goes to sleep around 8pm, wakes up around 1:30-2am, and then again around 6am, falling back asleep until 8-8:30. Most days, I wake up for the day when he wakes up at 6 so I can get some things done (shower!!). He is usually awake for a few hours in the morning, sleeps for a few hours after lunch, and then I do my best to keep him awake for a few hours in the afternoon as well, otherwise he doesn’t fall asleep until wayyyy past his bed time. There are plenty of catnaps mixed in there as well.
Since he is pretty skinny, Grant can still fit in his newborn clothes, but they are getting a little snug in length. I am thinking another week or so, and he will be completely in his 0-3 month clothes. I have been seeing some great sales on baby clothes, but don’t know if I should buy the bigger sizes, given I have no clue what size he will actually be in when he is 9-12 months. I’ll probably grab a few outfits, since I know he will be in the sizes eventually. Luckily, Florida seasons are very mild, so we really don’t have to worry much about dressing much for the seasons.
I am super excited for the next month, as I know he will be reaching some more fun milestones. I can not wait to get some more smiles out of this little guy. We have got a couple out of him (that weren’t followed by a fart or poop!), but seeing them on the regular will just make my day!