Our little Nicholas Jay is not so little anymore! He turned one month old last Sunday and is growing and gaining like crazy. He is such a good baby, and a tough one too- big brother is making sure of that! He has lost almost all the "fur" on his arms, legs and back that he had at birth, but he still has tons of dark hair on top of his head.
Size: At Nick's one month appointment I was shocked to find out he weighed 11 pounds, 12 ounces and was almost 24 inches long! He had gained OVER TWO POUNDS in the two weeks since his two week check-up. He is only wearing 0-3 month clothes at this point (we said goodbye to newborn clothes weeks ago) and even some of them are feeling a little too short.
Likes: Nick loves snuggling on my chest, which we don't get to do often enough during the day with big brother to chase after. Once Alex is in bed though, we usually hang out on the couch until at least midnight. He gets lots of snuggle time then! Just like Alex, Nick loves the swing and being carried around in my wrap. He does like baths, but does not seem to find them quite as relaxing as Alex did (probably because Alex is usually trying to "help" bathe Nick!)
Dislikes: Hmm...what does Nick dislike? He is really a pretty content baby! He loves to nurse (just refer back to the "size" section of this post) but he does not like when the milk is coming at him too fast. He gets very mad, and sometimes just gives up for a bit. Oh! He does not like when big brother splashes him with water. Can you blame him? :) He also isn't crazy about being alone in his bassinet during the day.
Sleeping and Eating: Just in the past few days, Nick has started going four hours between feedings at night. So, he wakes up to eat at 1:30 and 5:30, or 2:00 and 6:00. He still doesn't want to go to his crib early (he wants to hang out til the wee hours of the morning) but we are both getting more sleep at night, which is AMAZING.
We love our sweet Nick! He is so very alert and has recently started smiling at us, which we can't get enough of.
|One Month - September 7, 2014|
|Those eyes! That sweet little mouth!|
|Taking his cue from big brother and "chillaxin".|
|Don't you love the hair in this one?|
|Getting tired...is this photo shoot almost over?|