Saturday, September 12, 2015

{Crew} One Month

Stats: Crew's next doctor appointment (well child check-up) isn't until October 16 so best guess is he's in the low 10 pound range. (He was 9 pounds 3oz at 13 days young). *At your sick visit yesterday afternoon with clothes on you weighed 10 pounds 14 ounces. So without clothes and a dry diaper on your actual weight is pry closer to 10 pounds 6 ounces.*
Sizes: I packed away Crew's newborn clothes (well the few items I had) a few days ago. He is now wearing 0-3 or 3 month clothing. The 3 month clothing is a bit big but I prefer bigger over too tight. He is still in size 1 Huggies diapers. (We started with Pampers but switched to Huggies since they're cheaper). 
Food: Crew was introduced to the bottle for the first time on September 3 (at 3 weeks and 1 day). And only because we were traveling (to the U.P.) in the van and didn't want to stop for a sometimes not so quick breast feeding session. He took it like a champ though and from me to boot. He ate about 3.5 ounces. In other feeding news...Crew still eats on demand. Every 2-4 hours during the day. And every 3.5-5 hours at night. (Thank goodness because last week it was every 2.5-3 hours). I pump 0-2 times a day. And for only 3-5 minutes (if I do pump). Just not a pumping fan...but gotta get some stocked in the freezer for when I go back to work.
Routine: No set routine but for the most part Crew gets up around 7:30am. Eats every 2-4 hours. Naps here and there. Has 2-3 really alert stretches every day (meaning awake for at least 2 consecutive hours). And goes to bed anywhere from 9:30-11pm...just depends on when he last ate.
Developmental Milestones: Getting better and better neck control. 
Loves: Crew loves his momma (tummy to tummy time and my voice especially)!!! Loves to eat!!! Starting to love his bop!!! And loves being held.
Dislikes: Being swaddled with hands in and sometimes his bop.
Other Things I Don't Want To Forget:
  • You "participated" in your first play date with 10 friends plus your brother and sister.
  • You barely had/have any baby acne.
  • You went on your first vacation to G&G Vugteveen's cabin in the UP.
  • You "celebrated" your first holiday...Labor Day. We didn't do much but go to G&G Helmholdt's house at night for pizza and a little lake action.
  • You don't mind your carseat. {Yea}!!!
  • In the last week you have become more and more alert.
  • You are a LOUD sleeper...so much so that at two weeks even you were moved to your room.
  • Daddy went back to work after a wonderful 3 week paternity leave.
  • Your hair looks like it might (just might) have a little curl to it and its appearing that you will be our third blue eyed baby.
  • You visited your really big sissys for the very first time on Labor Day (September 7).
  • You already had your first cold (thanks to your sister dearest) and as of yesterday you were diagnosed with your first virus (thanks to your brother dearest). 
  • You were BEYOND fussy Thursday afternoon (9/10/15) into evening into night into Friday morning so I called your PCP and made an appointment for later in the afternoon. On Thursday afternoon Mason was diagnosed with a virus (sores in the mouth but not hand foot mouth disease). You were crying with feeds and you wouldn't take your bop so I knew something was up. However, the day before at Mason's PCP visit they said it would be highly unlikely that you would get the same virus. Welp you got it. Very thankful that Dr. Alt found the lone sore because else we would have had to go to the hospital for a septic work-up since your fevers hit 100.5. For now we're just pushing through feeds. If you stop eating and produce less urine or hit 101 momma was told to go to the ED. Praying you keep eating. Keep peeing. And don't hit 101.
Not feeling so hot...

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