Wow! Where has time gone? He turned a month old on Tuesday the 12th! He weighs 11lbs (he as 7 lbs 8 oz when we left he hospital) and grew an inch since he was born! I call him our “Chunky Monkey”.
He has been such a great baby. He doesn’t wake up too much in the middle of the night. Now when I say that I want you to know that I expect him to wake up every 2-3 hours because babies need to do that to eat! I am not a Babywise parent and I don’t think he should be sleeping through the night. He wakes up usually around 3 or 3:30 and again around 6 or so. I am thrilled with that. He nurses and goes right back to sleep.
I am loving our one on one time in the morning. He tends to wake up before everyone else around 7:30. The rest of the day someone is always asking to hold him but no one is up at 7:30 so I get him all to myself…he is so bright eyed. I am not a morning person but being up with him is just great!
I was so concerned about how he was going to fit into our family and was worried that I would be stressed out trying to handle it all. I am so thankful that it hasn’t been the case. I really can’t imagine life without him being in our family. This really has been one of the smoothest transitions of adding a baby for our family. With my last one almost 4 years ago I was an emotional wreck for months after the birth and I was so afraid that I would be like that again!
I don’t know how to explain this without it sounding weird but “everything just feels right”. I feel like I am in a better state emotionally than I have been in a long time. Everyone just loves Lincoln. The little girls really haven’t shown jealousy towards him. I am more laid back with things and I think that has helped as well. Most importantly, it has been the prayers and support of friends and family that have made this adjustment so great.
So that is a little bit of an update for you…a couple days past his month birthday. See…I really am just a tad bit more laid back…it’s late and I am not stressed in the least! : )