Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pearson {1 month}

Dear Sweet Pearson-

      I can't believe that you are already one month old.  Our days with you at home have seemed to fly by, but it seems like forever ago that we were in the hospital with you.  This past month with you has been amazing.  
I can't really remember life without you.  You fit so perfectly into our family.  Your Daddy and I love you to pieces.  Sometime we just sit and stare at you and talk about how we can't believe that you are ours.  We are so blessed!!
You are such a good baby!! You are only a month old, but you are already on a pretty predictable schedule.  You eat every 2 1/2-3 hours during the day and every 4-5 hours at night.  You are a great eater.  We got off to a rough start, but we have it all figured out now!! I love nursing you.  I love the special bond that we have together.  I don't even mind getting up in the middle of the night because you are just so sweet when you nurse.  I love all the sweet little grunts and squeaks that you make.  And your little burps and toots make me laugh too!!
You love to nap on your tummy during the day, but you are definitely a swaddle baby at night.  I swaddle you before I nurse you around 9:30 or 10:00 and it's like you know it's bedtime because you fall fast asleep right after we are finished.  When we wake up at 2 or 3 am, I change you, feed you, swaddle you, and then you go right back to sleep.  We have only had one sleepless night since you were born.  Mommy loves that you are a good sleeper!!
You can sleep anywhere......except your crib.  You will sleep in our arms, in your Boppy Lounger, in the bouncer, in the swing, on the floor on a blanket, or in the Pack-N-Play, but you will not sleep longer than about 15 minutes in your crib.  You are sleeping in the Pack-N-Play in our room at night, but I hope you transition to your room sometime before you are 2 months.  I'm really not in a hurry though because Daddy doesn't even notice us when we get up.  Some mornings he even has to ask if we got up in the middle of the night!! 

You love to snuggle and be held and you love your bottom patted really hard.  If we can't figure out why you are upset I just pat your bottom really hard!!  It seems to work all the time.  You love bathtime......or I guess I should say you tolerate it.  You don't smile yet so I guess I can't really know, but you don't scream, so I assume that means you like it!  You are a fan of the pacifier.  If you start to act hungry when it's not time to eat, the pacifier usually does the trick.  
You aren't really a fan of diaper changes, especially when you are hungry.  You also hate getting in the car seat, but as soon as we pick the car seat up you are fine.  And as soon as we get in the car you are usually asleep within a few minutes.  You are a strong little boy.  You can hold your head up by yourself pretty good and you have even rolled over from your tummy to your back about 5 or 6 times.  I think they were all on accident, but hey, you are a strong boy!!
 I am a super laid back Mommy (a.k.a not a germ freak) and I can't stay in the house all day every day, so we have been getting out quite a bit.  We have gone on lots of walks, taken trips to Sonic, Office Depot, Goodfella's Pizza, Target, Spring Creek BBQ, Schlotzsky's, Uncle Bryan's and Aunt Nicole's house, a Mommy & Me Playdate at the church, ABF, Babies 'R Us, the Havard's house, Buy Buy Baby, Fuzzy's Taco Shop, In-N-Out, and Lolly & Pops.  You are an easy baby to take places.  
We are completely smitten over you and so proud to say that you are ours.  We can't wait to watch you grow!!

Your Mommy

1 month Stats
Weight: 9 lbs 10 oz
Length: 22 inches
Eating: nursing exclusively (around 2am, 6am, 9am, 12am, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm)
Bedtime: around 9:30pm
Awake: around 9:00am
Naps: atleast an hour or longer in between each feeding
Diapers: newborns (1st 3 1/2 weeks)/1's
Clothes: newborn and a few 0-3 months
Favorites: snuggles, eating, sleeping, paci, tummy naps, swaddle blanket
Latest Tricks: rolling from tummy to back (on accident maybe), looking up at toys and noises, recognizing Mommy and Daddy's voice


Nicole LeBlanc said...

He looks so BIG! Love this post, Katy! Too sweet!

Evan and Nicole said...

He is super cute!! Glad you guys are having soo much fun with him!!:)

The Autry's said...

Sooooo cute!!!! I really need to learn how to use my camera better and get some kind of software....

Carissa said...

I absolutely love that last picture! He is such a sweetie and I am glad I got to hold him a little while on Wednesday!

Christine said...

Cute cute! He's definitely ahead of schedule on holding his head up and rolling from tummy to back. He's growing so well. Go Pearson!

Brandi Gail said...

What a cutie! Yes, he is SO blessed to have y'all! He is such a good baby! :)

Erica said...

He is so cute Katy!

Alisa said...

Love the pictures with the Teddy Bear. It's like Pearson ought to be saying, "Just me and my teddy hanging out in my favorite chair."

The Mosiers said...

He looks so sweet! It's crazy how big they get so fast. Enjoy those itty bitty snuggles:)

Julie said...

Love the pictures of him with the pirate teddy bear! He is such a doll...I can't wait to watch him grow and see his personality develop!