Hi everyone

I know it’s cliché to say, but I feel like I blinked and this month just flew by, I am just so shocked that I have a one month old. What a month this has been, too! Never have I felt so exhausted, overwhelmed, and in love in my entire life.

Jacob has had a great first month, he seems to be adapting well. He is eating and sleeping very well. I know I had mentioned in my birth plan post that I hadn’t decided if I was going to breast feed or formula feed. Thankfully, little J made that decision for me. Right after I had him and was wheeled back to my room, I attempted to breastfeed and he latched on great! Since then, he has been a breastfeeding champion, he is gaining weight great and eating well also!  From time to time he gets a little bit fussy while eating or before eating. I think he has a slight case of silent reflux and that is what makes him fussy. We plan to talk to his pediatrician about it on our next visit! J also sleeps very well. He will sometimes go six hour stretches of sleeping, but he typically goes 4-5 through the night and about 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 hours during the day. We really haven’t established a good eating and sleeping schedule. He is just awake when he is awake and asleep when he is asleep. I haven’t had the energy to create a better schedule for him because I haven’t even had the energy (or time) to schedule myself!

Beyond that, I really wanted to share some of his stats with you as well as a grown progression photo, as he has changed a ton!

four-week-progression

 

Jacob was born on October 1st and weighed 6lbs 12.6oz at birth and was 20 inches long! Check out my birth story here!

one-month

Weight – 9lbs 4oz

Height – 22 inches long

Jacob loves – eating, laying on mom or dad’s chest, getting kisses and snuggles from Mario and Luigi, swinging in his swing, car rides, and looking around, especially at faces!

Jacob dislikes – being strapped into his car seat (once we are in, we’re snug as a bug though!), wearing socks, not being held, middle of the night diaper changes, and getting his clothes changed.

Jacob started – turning his head to people’s voices, lifting his head more as he is gaining more neck strength, and he has little smiles from time to time that dad swears are gas smiles, but I think they’re real!

I hope you guys enjoyed this little update and I can’t wait to see what these next few months will bring on this amazing journey of motherhood!

Love Mariah NEW NEW

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