Monday, July 30, 2012

Ben 1 Month

Sunday Ben turned one month old.


If looks could kill

We had his one month appointment today.

Weight: 8lbs 1.5oz (11th%)
Height: 21.5 in (47%)

I can't believe he is just over 8 pounds!  I figured  he was at least 7-something but I didn't think he'd be 8.  I can definitely tell he's getting bigger, heavier, and just filling out in general.  Soon all the newborn clothes will be put away.  And so it begins...

He is such a sweet little guy.  He will definitely let you know when he's hungry or too tired or just wants to be held, but for the most part he is a very happy baby.  He doesn't cry too much.  Evenings are his fussy time.  He doesn't care too much for any of the pacifiers we've tried, although sometimes he'll take one.  Other times he gags and almost throws up.  He has fallen into a pattern of sleeping from about 8 or 8:30 pm to about 3 or 3:30 a.m.  From there he'll go back down for another 2 to 3 hours.  Naps are somewhat inconsistent.  He tends to nap more in the morning than the afternoon.  He can be up for long stretches in the evening (yesterday he was up from 3:30 until he went to bed at 8 or 8:30).  His pedi said anything goes as long as he's getting 12-14 hours in a 24 hour period.

Now, if we can just get Avery to stay in bed all night we could get more sleep.

He has definitely smiled at us, which is incredibly cute.  Avery still adores him.  She likes to give him kisses, rub his back, talk to him, and so on.  I am so proud of the way she has handled being a big sister so far.  There has been nothing but love.  She was even kissing his little toes today (probably won't be able to get her to do that in a few years).  I don't think it hurts that she gets positive reactions from us when we see her do these things, but I still think she is genuine.

We had a nice weekend, much of it spent indoors.  The heat is ridiculous (110 degrees).


Oh hi

Full and sleepy

Fun at the mall with Mom and Mimi

Putting her to work washing my car

More playing than working

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