Hanging out on my blanket.
I love my mommy!
With Owen, it seems like he slept most of the time for a good 3-4 weeks, before becoming more and more awake. It seems like Gray started having more awake time beginning around week 2 and he usually stays awake an hour or so after his feeding during the day. When he is awake, he just stares at our faces and looks to see what noises he hears. We usually get a quick smile or two if we tickle his nose. On most days, he will stay on his playmat for a little while usually just staring at the toys hanging from the top. He will stay on his tummy and lift up his head for a short time. He usually gets frustrated after several minutes and he lifts his head up high to let us know he has had enough!
He loves his warm baths.
Gray started out sleeping in the pack ‘n play in our room and he officially moved into his crib by the third week. We swaddle him in his sleepsack and he usually has 3-4 hour stretches at night. The first months of bringing home a newborn are so exhausting!! I think we would turn cartwheels if we got more than 4 hours of sleep in a row.
Looking like a big boy in the chair.
Gray is such a hold me/rock me/swing me baby! He just loves to be held and that’s the only way we can get him settled at times. He loves to fall asleep in your arms. There are so many things to do around the house during the day, but sometimes it just takes a backseat and I just enjoy holding him in my arms. I figure the moments are precious and will change soon enough, the housework will always be there!
Giving you a quick smile. Love his smiles so much!
Getting a few lessons on tractors from my big brother.
Owen is still enjoying being the big brother. He has a huge interest in when Gray is going to be able to eat food. We have to explain to him that he doesn’t have any teeth yet. He will help out some with diaper changes, but he is not a fan of stinky diapers. Wet ones are okay. We still have to keep a pretty good eye on him when he’s around Gray. Sometimes he wants to play with him or bounce him in the bouncer. At times, it seems like he’s trying to bounce him out of the bouncer! He doesn’t realize how easy and careful you have to be with a newborn!
Owen's pic from 1 month old.
The first month has been a wonderful adventure of awe, changes, sweet moments, and the occasional evening fussies! We love every moment of it and cherish this time! We love you Gray!