Wednesday, October 28, 2015

happy 1 month to my little love

And just like that our little James is a month old! I was going to do myI' best to take advantage of his newborn days and soak them up because I know how quickly time passes.... but his first month came and went in the blink of an eye and I'm wishing I had snuggled him more and cleaned less (I'm not sure that would be possible... I really haven't cleaned in the last month thanks to our parents and my amazing husband!!) So I think today is the perfect day to sit in front of the TV (Mia definitely won't mind) and cuddle my babies!!

I've been a major slacker on taking pictures the last week. And I hardly have any of just James, but tons of Mia and James! Time to start taking more pictures of this little boy who is growing too fast!

- James nurses like a champ and has since day one.
- He took to his binky like a champ since the day we gave it to him (2 days old) He loves to have his hands hold it in place and we have photos of him holding it in the hospital. He grabs it and pulls it out of his mouth (on accident) all the time! He is already SO good at grabbing/holding things!
- James is the smiliest sleeper and it absolutely melts my heart! He's slowly starting to give us the tiniest of smiles when we talk to him, mainly in the morning! He also tries real hard to talk and coo at us!
- On October 7th, just 9 days old James rolled from his belly to his back. I thought it was just a fluke but he's done it every day since! When he's done doing tummy time he just rolls over! (He also lost his cord on this day.)
- He's been pretty great during the night since he came home from the hospital. He basically only wakes up twice in the night to eat! He's kept up the same routine this whole month, but we still have rough nights once or twice a week when he wakes up 3 or 4 times, or just doesn't go to sleep for quite awhile after a feeding.
- James HATED the little sponge baths he got before he lost his cord, and he's not especially in love with baths since going in the infant tub, ha ha! And he definitely HATES getting his diaper changed (but is so much happier and relaxed once it's done!)
- He blows bubbles when he's content and it's one of my favorite things!
- The smallest thigh roll has developed in the last week! Mia never had rolls!
- He's also filled out in the face in the last week. So many changes in the last week, he's losing his newborn look :( Baby boy is growing too quickly!
- James LOVES Mia and Eric's voices and totally perks up and searches the room for them when he hears them! 
- The last few nights James has been sleeping (half of the night) in his crib instead of the bassinet in our room! He loves it, and so does Mia! She doesn't wake up to his crying (hallelujah!) I'm nervous how the transition will go once he sleeps all night in the crib, as well as during Mia's nap! They actually nap at the same time (hallelujah!) so I had James sleep in the crib once. Mia's nap was SO short (I'm used to her napping for 3 hours) and I'm guessing it was because she was so excited he was in her room. Hopefully she goes back to sleeping the full 3 hours as she gets used to him sharing her room! 
   

We can't get enough of our James baby! Life is definitely crazier, especially as we are trying to figure out our new routine (nearly impossible as every day is different with him) but it's also the BEST! Mia has been the most loving, patient big sister and she absolutely adores him! I can't believe that only a month and a day ago we were wondering what he would look like, how are family dynamic would change once he arrived, etc. We are SO grateful for every day since he's been born!! 

16 comments:

Jenn said...

How has it been a month already???? Time really does fly, and he gets cuter and cuter by the day!

P!nky said...

One month, get out of here! He is such a cutie and I'm so happy for y'all!

Kristin said...

He is so sweet! Not sure how it's possible a month has already gone by, but I am glad all is well with you and your adorable family. :)

Kiki Mincks said...

Say wha??? One month already?! Man oh man does time fly! I love hearing your stories and how well Mia is adjusting! Hope you guys all find your schedule real soon! (:

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

How is this even possible?? ONE month? I feel like I swear you were announcing his birth just yesterday. He seems like such a sweet baby and such a rockstar eater!

Christy said...

SO adorable! :)

Brittany @ Perpetually Daydreaming said...

I can't believe it's been a month already! And rolling over already! Crazy. He's a little cutie!

Brittany said...

Has it really been a month?! My goodness. I think I judge my time based on your monthly updates on your dreamy kiddos. Haha...I can't believe he rolled over already! Also, I LOVE rolly babies, so I'm hoping James gets a couple more on his thighs and arms for picture's sake!

Evelina said...

One month already?? Where did the time go? He's adorable!

Allison Cooley said...

Why does it seem like time flies after they are born but while you are pregnant it takes to forever?!

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Shaunacey Bonneville said...

he's such a sweetheart

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Nina Robinson said...

Aww, happy 1 month James! I love sleepy newborn smiles. And leg rolls! You recorded so many great memories. All this stuff seems so long ago, but it's only been 3 months since Declan was that tiny.

Emily said...

He is precious!! WOAH, one month already? NO WAY.

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

I can't believe how fast all the babies are growing. It has not been a month! Having them in the same room should definitely be an interesting journey, but so sweet too.

BLovedBoston said...

He is so stinking cute!! I just love that first picture of him! Happy one month to your baby boy! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Mandie said...

I cannot believe that he's a month old already! What the heck?! Time goes by WAY to quickly.

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