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I can’t believe my baby boy is already one month old! It seems like just yesterday that he was born (read/watch his birth story here) and he’s already trying to grow up on us.
I’m a typical first time mom – I take a billion photos and videos of him a day, I can’t sleep at night without touching him to make sure he’s breathing and I’m trying my hardest to adjust to the new responsibilities I have. But this post isn’t about me, (I’ll be sharing some postpartum updates soon) it’s all about Marley!
To preserve all the memories that we’re creating in his first year of life, we use photo cards designed for Baby’s First Year by Milestone. We have the limited edition Over The Moon theme and the cards have minimalist-inspired designs and are perfect for baby boys and girls.
Our set includes 30 different cards that allow us to capture Marley’s development in weeks and months and there are even cards for memorable moments, like the first time he says mama. I really like the fact that the set includes blank cards for you to add a little customization by filling them in with your own memorable moment.
We haven’t been to the doctor in about two and half weeks so his stats will be much different from what we were last told. At his last weigh-in he was a little over 7 pounds, but I know for sure that he weighs more than that. The difference in his weight is visible in his face, arms and legs – and he feels heavier when we’re holding him. He was 21 1/2 inches in length, which was a full inch of growth from when he was born.
Likes & Dislikes
He’s only five weeks and one day old so there isn’t much that he can do just yet but I can already tell that he loves being talked to. Whenever we laugh and talk with him he seems to light up and his arms and legs just get to moving really fast, it’s the cutest thing ever. He also loves his “tummy time”… he loves this more than he loves us talking to him. He moves his legs and feet like he’s crawling…or swimming, depending on your perspective LOL.
There isn’t anything that he dislikes all of the time, but there are things that he dislikes when he’s in a certain mood. It’s really hit or miss with his diaper changes. As long as he isn’t hungry, he’ll be a good boy through them. The same also goes for his wash-ups. He has to be content prior to the water and towels being whipped out. By the time this post publishes we will have given him his first bath in his actual baby tub but as of the time I’m writing this, he hasn’t technically been bathed yet – so I can’t say for sure whether or not he likes or dislikes bath time.
I am breastfeeding him but I don’t produce much milk (more on that in a future post) so I’m supplementing with formula to make sure he gets everything he needs. We give him Enfamil’s Gentlease and he seems to digest it well. It was recommended to us by his pediatrician. Formula feeding is SO EXPENSIVE but it’s necessary to make sure he’s being properly nourished. I had a lot of guilt about doing this at first but I refuse to starve my child for my ego or anyone else’s.
He sleeps in his DockATot (review coming soon) and he has grown to love it. Initially he would not sleep in it, he only slept in his Rock ‘n Play but as he’s gotten older and sleeps in longer stretches, the DockATot is his go-to. It’s also perfect because we can put it in bed with us and take it with us whenever he’s going to visit with someone for a long time. We still use the Rock ‘n Play, but it’s mostly used for nap time during the day now. He sleeps with his arms above his head and his hands over his face and ears just like I do, it’s so crazy how he has so many of our traits.
He isn’t sleeping completely through the night yet but he does sleep most of the night. He only wakes once, around 3 AM, to be fed but that’s it. I’m so thankful for this because the first two and a half weeks were pure hell on the sleeping end.
I love our photo cards because it makes documenting all these developments so much more fun!
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