Monday, April 22, 2013

Luke is 1 month old ♥

We have loved this month with our three boys! Luke is a great baby and incredibly laid back.

He has his daddy's chin, his momma's eyes, and apparently his momma's nose! I don't see the nose, but everyone else does! When he was first born he looked just like Brandon's baby pictures. The older he gets the more he looks like me. So, time will tell who he ends up looking like! He has darker hair than the twins for sure. He has a big ole' pot belly and a tiny waist! He has my fingers and toes, LONG! He does not have inverted nipples like the twins. He has dimples like Hunter does when he smiles.

He spends lots of time in his swing and is starting to notice the mobile that hangs above it.

He is starting to coo and make noises.

He was born with incredible neck strength. He holds his head up often.

At 2 weeks old I had someone come take newborn and sibling photos of him.

He wears size 1 diapers. We had to switch from newborn diapers around 3 weeks old. We could've switched sooner, but I wanted to finish the box we opened.

He is wearing size 0 to 3 months and 3 months clothes. He wore newborn for 3 weeks.

At his 1 month appointment he weighed 10 lbs 2 oz. He is in the 59th percentile for weight.

Luke is exclusively breast fed and it is going well. He nurses anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes. He goes every 3 hours typically. At night he goes 4 hours normally.

He spit up twice at two weeks old and I knew something was not right because of the amount it was. I also noticed he was having green bowels. Turns out I had a milk imbalance with too much of the non-fatty milk. It took roughly two weeks to fix it, and now it is much better.

He has had 1 bottle this month and he was able to drink from a Dr. Brown's bottle.

We got Thrush right when he turned a month old. He is on antibiotics and I have a cream to treat it. He only has 1 spot in his mouth, so we caught it very early.

He likes the gum drop pacifier. I gave him one at 5 days old and we had issues with latching for the next 24 hours. I did not give him the binky again until he was 3 weeks old. He does not take it often, but if he is fighting sleep it seems to help.

He is a very gassy baby, but the good thing is he is able to get it out on his own typically. He toots and burps a lot. He typically burps half way through a feed around 8 minutes. I have had to give him gas drops several times if he is not able to work it out on his own.

I have also given him gripe water because he gets the hiccups incredibly often. After nearly every feed. If it is a middle of the night feed, I give him gripe water to get him back to sleep. 

He lays on his activity mat with his brothers. He does not seem all that interested in the toys yet. 

He likes his Rock and Play sleeper, boppy, and swing and sleeps there at night. 

There have been a couple times we have fallen asleep together after his feed around 5 or 6 am. Of course, he seems to sleep well with momma ;)

He likes white noise more than music to soothe him. So, I downloaded an app on my phone to play for him.

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