Sunday, May 27, 2012

Gray Is One Month Old!!

We can hardly believe that our little boy is already one month old! The last several weeks have flown by and we have fully adjusted to having another newborn in the house. Gray has definitely grown from the time we left the hospital. He had lost down to 7 lbs. 12 oz when we went for his one week check up. At his one month check up, he was 10 lbs. (51 percentile) even and measured 22 1/4 (72 percentile) inches long. His newborn sleepers are already too snug and he has been sporting the 3 month ones for a couple of weeks.

Hanging out on my blanket.

I love my mommy!

Playing on his playmat

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!
Gray had his first bath when he was one week old. It was just a sponge bath, since it took his umbilical cord a week-and-a-half to fall off completely. He loves taking a bath and usually just sits in the water and looks around. O has fallen in love with taking baths in our garden tub, so we usually bring the infant tub in the bathroom and they take baths at the same time. O obviously gets more baths than G right now. Gray stills has very light brown hair and it looks blondish after we wash it. It’s funny, because Owen’s hair was so dark when he was a baby.

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!


Cassidy said...

Awww, one month!! Sweet baby! :)

Cadillac Blog said...

Baby Gray, you're looking like big bro every day. You're such a sweet ltle fellow.

Love you

Papa & Mimi