This week Will celebrated his One-Month Birthday! It was on Tuesday, when he was exactly four weeks and three days old.
Wide awake and looking out the window the other morning as we lazed around in bed for a bit.
Anyway, thought you'd all be interested in a few details about the Peanut.
Size: According to the doctor on Monday, Will weighed about 9 lbs, 5 oz, a significant increase from his birth weight of 6 lbs, 14 oz. While somehow his new weight is still only the 37% percentile, his birth weight was apparently in the 18% percentile. So he's growing at a very healthy weight. I think he's a big boy, but Husband keeps reminding me that when he was born, he weighed 9+ lbs to start. Fair enough. Will's also nearly 22 inches long. He can still wear most of his newborn clothes, but this week we started to break out some of the 0-3 month outfits.
With his Tia (aunt) on her birthday - we stopped by her 1st grade class for a quick visit.
Personality: I think he might be a little strong-willed, like his Mama. But we'll see. He's content more and more, but he still is pretty fussy about anything he thinks is bothering him. Normal, I think.
Eating: We're still eating about every 2 - 3 hours a day and night. I'm breast-feeding him, which is going well most of the time, although I do worry about whether or not he's getting enough. But based on his weight gain, he is... so we'll just hope that continues. He also takes the bottle like a champ. No nipple-confusion for this boy - he'll switch between breast and bottle and pacifier with no problem at all, and has done so right from the start. Most days we give him either one pumped bottle or one supplemental formula bottle, so Husband or Sister or someone else can have a turn.
Sleeping on his Nonna - we liked how it looked like he was hugging her.
Likes/Dislikes: He loves being held, especially by his Nonna. He loves his pacifier, being swaddled to sleep at night, and apparently, sound machines or other noises like that. He's content in his carseat, especially, if we're on a walk, but he only likes the swing or the bouncy seat when he's in the right mood, and only for a little while. He doesn't seem to care either way about Ginny (who also seems indifferent to him at this point). He dislikes gas, pooping, me taking too long to get situated to feed him, being put down when he wants to be held, and various other standard baby things.
Milestones: Everything feels like a milestone right now. No two days are alike, and he's different every day. I would say he's smiling more often, and it seems completely unrelated to gas. Don't burst my bubble, people. I love his little smile. And he's beginning to "talk" more than just cry. He does great in public - we've gone out to eat several times (although always only in noisy restaurants) and to school a few times, and he's fantastic. Next step, maybe a movie this weekend. We'll see how it goes.
Going on our first walk in the stroller.