Slow and Steady Wins the Race

The First Month

on September 15, 2011

Life with a newborn. How quickly I have forgotten what that is like.

Non-stop breastfeeding. Changing diapers. Lots of diapers.

Not sleeping.

It’s hard and wonderful at the same time. Cole is a good baby. I think he is more laid back than Ian was as a baby, but Ian had reflux so it is hard to compare. Ian didn’t start meds until he was 2 months old, so he might have been more laid back if he hadn’t been in pain.

Cole has grown a lot over the past few weeks. He came home at 5 pounds 8 ounces and at his 2 week appointment he weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces. At his one month appointment he weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces! He has also grown from 18.5 inches to 20.75 inches.

He is starting to stay awake for longer periods of time and his eyes have gotten brighter over the past two weeks. He laughs in his sleep and it is the cutest thing ever. I can’t wait for his social smile to make an appearance. He does a lot of smiling in his sleep.

Ian adores his little brother and can sometimes be a little too attentive. He wants to kiss and hug on Cole all the time. One day Ian came home from school and asked if Cole could crawl and talk yet. I think Ian is dying for his brother to become his playmate.

I feel like my time at home with Cole is flying past me in a blur and I just want it to slow down. It seems like my return to work is speeding towards us and I can’t wrap my head around that. I am thankful that I have several more weeks before we have to adjust to another life transition. That is going to be a hard one…

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3 responses to “The First Month

  1. Sarah says:

    Oh my too adorable!! I love that shot. He is so sweet.

  2. mannel inc says:

    Love Love Love! JPM

  3. Robin says:

    Simply. Awesome. Congratulations!!

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