Since Alwyn is closing in on two months, I better jot down a few things about his first month.

- I didn’t weigh him at one month, but he was just under 10 lbs at his 2 week check up and he recently weighed about 13 lbs on the scale at home. Sooo… somewhere in the middle of those two measurements.
- Often would smile when I rubbed his hair. (oh man, I love his hair.) And of course, the drowsy, falling asleep smiles were frequent.
- Ate ever 1.5-2 hours during the day, 1.5-2.5 hours at night, though occasionally would go 3-4 hours for his first stretch of sleep at night.
- A fairly efficient eater too! Only nurses 5-10 minutes usually.
- Did have a handful of inconsolable evenings (the witching hour?) that drove us slightly crazy. Either we’re starting to figure him out or he’s getting older, but I think these have mostly passed. #crossyourfingers
- Sleeps best swaddled in his swing.
- But very hard to get to sleep (lots of rocking, swaying, shooshing, etc.)
- And doesn’t like sleeping past about 4am.
- THE loudest breather.  Took a few nights to get used to all the grunting!  I forgot how loud babies are when they sleep.  At least mine.  Ephram was the same way.
- Started tracking us (and other moving objects) with his eyes just before two weeks of age. I think that’s a bit early. He was incredibly aware of his surroundings for a newborn.
- Hates baths. (Are there babies who really do like baths? because mine never do as newborns…)
- Tolerates the car, but only when moving. Stop lights bring on screams.
- Switched to size 1 diapers at just 10 days old.
- I squeezed him into newborn clothes a few times after one month, but he had pretty much grown out of them.
- Loves being held upright, looking over my shoulder.
- Beau insists he looks like me, but I don’t know if I see it just yet. Maybe the eyes. ;)

1 Comment
  1. Joyce

    I really don’t miss for those newborn days, but it looks like you are handling everything so well. I wonder if Alwyn and Ephram will look alike. I see lots of siblings in other blogs and they always look very similar, at least in the infant stage. I think mine looked a little alike too.