Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy one month, Mattias!

So I totally flaked on posting about my baby boy's first month... blame it on the horrors of mastitis, which I delveloped on Thursday. But late is better than never, so here it is!

-He is now 9 pounds and 6 ounces... I can't remember exactly how long he is, but the doc said he's in the 95th percentile.

-He sleeps soooooo much better than Elise ever did. All the baby books I read said that newborns sleep an average of about 16 hours a day. Elise slept 11. It nearly killed me. Mattias sleeps about 15 - 18 hours. At night he goes 6 hours before I wake him up to feed. I'm sure he'd go longer, but I want to make sure he's eating enough.

-All he wants is to be snuggled and carried everywhere. Unfortunately, he's not a huge fan of carriers/wraps etc., but I'm going to keep trying to make him like them! I don't have enough arms and I don't think I'll be able to learn how to give Elise her shot with my feet!

-He LOVES bath time. If he's at all fussy, one of the best remedies is to put him in his bath chair and give him a good scrubbing. Again, totally the opposite of Elise who used to scream through her bath.

-He maintains eye contact very well and I swear he was about to smile at me today. He can also hold his head up for a good 5 - 10 seconds. I love it when I'm holding him on my shoulder (burping position), and he lifts his head up to look into my eyes. I melt every time!

-It's still hard to tell if his hair is going to be red. In some light, you'd swear it is, but he really doesn't have enough to tell.

Here are some uber-cute pics of my little guy:

Snuggled with Momma

Please, no pictures

Hanging with Elise

Baby burrito

Yeah, I'm cute!

Ahhhh, the life of a baby

Lounging and smirking

Hmm, shall I eat, sleep or poop now?


Heidi / D-Tales said...

He is precious! Especially love the last two pics of him! :)

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phonelady said...

Oh wow the red hair makes me think a male joanne LOL !!!! He is so precious . ubber cute !!!

Jade =) said...

He is wonderful! I feel like such an awful friend to have not come for a visit yet, I'm sorrrryy!! I just consider the load I'd bring (a rambunctious, never sits still 4 yr old and a 7 mth grabber, scooter, wiggly mess) and I think you're probably better off for now.