Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy One Month!

Our little boy Shae is one month today. One month! It's been a hard month as far as adjustments go for Darin and I. (The sleep deprivation really gets to you). With that said, it has also been a wonderful month holding, caring for and getting to know our boy. Sometimes we stop what we are doing just to stare at him. We always end up turning to each other and saying, "Is he really ours?" He is ours! And we love him. 

Here's what you need to know about Shae at one month:

He loves eating his hands. He gets so excited when he finds them and starts sucking away. I swear, one of these days he will figure out how to put both hands in his mouth at once. He's also started to discover his thumb over the past two weeks. We'll see if that turns into anything.
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He hated bath time for the first two weeks. Probably because he couldn't be submerged and mommy and daddy had no idea what they were doing. Now, he loves it (at least that's what we like to think. We like to think quite often that we know what our son likes and dislikes, let's be honest, we really don't). He kicks around and waves his arms around. It's pretty cute.
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He loves being swaddled. We've started only swaddling him at night with the hopes that it will help him distinguish "awake time" from "sleep time." It seems to have helped a bit.
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Doesn't that face just scream: I love to be swaddled! Told you we know our son.

He likes taking some time out of his day to do some intense meditating. 
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He's gotten quite a bit better at being laid down but still doesn't like it much. He LOVES being held. He LOVES being in our arms. It made bed time quite hard for the first few weeks. He's getting better. Slowly.
When he is put down he goes from happy baby to sad baby quite quickly. Here's proof:

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Other facts:
-Vitamin D time is hands down his favorite time of the day.
-Neck stretches are hands down his least favorite time of the day.
-Daddy is wwwaaayyy better at putting him to bed than mommy.
-Poor kid ALWAYS has the hiccups. (He always had them when I was pregnant too and they last forever!)
-He started sleeping for 5 hours straight a few nights ago (crossing our fingers that this continues).
-He's freakin' cute.

We love you Mister Mister!!
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  1. What a cutie! Enjoy this time, because it goes by so quickly!!!

  2. Thank you for the first month update. Hope you continue to do this for the next 11 months!

  3. That was fun to read! He is adorable and congrats! Love the pictures!