Michael's stats 5 days after birth:
22 in long 95%
8lbs 8oz 75%
Wearing newborn size diapers and clothes
Michael's stats at 1 month:
23.25 in long over 95%
10lbs 3oz 75%
Wearing 0-3 month clothes and size 1 diapers
Here are both my boys at 1 month
Big news! Mikey will take a bottle and a binkey no problem! I wanted to try giving him a bottle early so that if needed he would take one and he had no problem with it. Hello date night!
His first Sunday to church was on Mother's Day and he slept the whole time. Mother's day turned out to be so busy I didn't even take a picture with my boys.
Mikey is a little squeaker. He squeaks when he nurses and when he sleeps. It is pretty adorable.
Every time he is going #2 he will pucker his lips up. Dane did the same thing and I appreciate the warning:-)
He also has developed a pattern: Nurse one side, burp 2 times, poop, hiccups, then nurse the other side and then burp 2 times. I kid you not, this happens every single time. He is dependable!
Mikey is a sleeper! There have been a few nights where he will go for 5 hrs without waking up. It scared me at first and I woke him up to feed but now we seem to be on a good little schedule that we are both happy with. Most nights he wakes up every 3 hrs to nurse and for some reason it isn't nearly as hard this time waking up so much. Maybe because Dane only stopped waking up at night about 6 months ago so I'm used to it already? I also discovered that he doesn't like to sleep on his back, he prefers his side(really his tummy but I'm following the rules, don't worry). Which makes me nervous but he sleeps soooo much better if he is on his side.
He will take a binky but pretends like he hates it at first then remembers that he loves it.
He HATES a dirty diaper and will fuss until it is changed.
This little boy is long and skinny. I love his dark hair and I'm a little sad that I can already see it starting to get lighter. He has pretty dark skin right now but I'm sure that will lighten up too. I can't tell what his eyes are going to do yet and I love the mystery. Mikey has such long fingers with long nail beds. I love his little hands and feet. I have been a little more protective with Mikey as far as going out and having others hold him.
Dane and his best friend Charlotte
Comments from others:
He is so skinny
He is so dark
Look at all his black hair!
He has a big nose for a baby (He has his daddy's nose for sure and it is adorable)
He is such a good baby
All about Mom:
My recovery has been muuuuuuuuch harder this time around. I think it has to do with it being my second delivery, I'm older, and I'm not really taking it easy. I was back at work literally from the hospital bed and have been going since then. I am eternally grateful for the help and meals that my friends, family, and ward members have given me. It means more to me than you know and even though it is hard for me to accept being served I am learning to let it happen. I have more thoughts on that that I'll share later. One month later I have lost 21lbs and had lost 15lbs 5 days after his birth. A women's body is incredible! So, I have 9lbs to lose to get to pre-Michael pregnancy weight and 18 to lose to get to pre-Dane pregnancy weight. I never did lose it all with Dane. However, I am getting really excited about getting into shape this time. I think I am going to focus on weight training and not so much on getting to a certain weight. I want to build muscle.
My milk came in fast, on the second day, and nursing has been great. I got engorged when my milk came in but didn't freak out like I didn't when it happened with Dane. Nursing always seems to hurt on my right side for the first few days but then goes away. I did have the beginnings of Mastitis but was able to massage it out in the shower and by nursing. Oh man did it hurt and my whole body was achy.
Monkey- He is our little monkey...because we think he looks like a little monkey :-)
Doodee- This is what Dane calls him. He will say "Hi Doodee" every time he sees him. I think it is his way of saying "Hi Baby"
The boys about to do "Knuckles"
All about Dad:
Aaron is like an old pro now with handling Mikey. He is relaxed and is really enjoying all of the snuggles that he is getting. He will still admit to not really liking the newborn stage but I think that is pretty normal. He loves his boys! He thinks that it is crazy that Mikey has his exact nose and feels like he is just looking at a "mini-me" sometimes.
Overall this past month has been so great and I feel so blessed to hug and kiss and snuggle this healthy little boy. I am definitely enjoying and trying to soak in this newborn stage as much as possible.