Thursday, April 9, 2015

One Month

We survived our first month as parents, we're not super sleep deprived, and I haven't noticed any gray hairs...yet.

Nobody tells you just how quickly the first 4 weeks will roll on by. I still feel like it was yesterday we were bringing him home!

It's hard to believe they can go from this:

To this in 4 short weeks!

Weight: 10 pounds 1 ounce ( 8.10 at birth

Length: long (22 at birth)

Eating: nursing is going so well. Hudson eats every 3 hours. His last night feed is at 11 and he usually sleeps until 5:30-6! This didn't start until week 3.

Likes: He loves to be cuddled, go for walks, being outside, car rides, having his hair washed, playing on his mat, and eating.

Dislikes: being naked. That boy hates to be in the nude! He doesn't seem to like 9:30-11:30 pm, or that's his standard time for choir practice, because he uses that voice :-) Do not swaddle his arms. He loves having use of his hands!

Sleeping: As I mentioned above, he's doing pretty well and sleeps most nights from 1130-5:30/6. We've been following the Babywise book and started establishing a "flexible schedule" around 2 weeks. During the day our schedule is wake, eat, play, and sleep for 1.5-2 hours and repeat. So far it's worked out pretty well and H seems to have become fairly accustomed to the routine...minus the 830-1130 choir practice :-)

Things we've done:

Had newborn pictures taken.

Shopping with mom and SuSu

Lots of walks in our neighborhood.

Naps on the couch with Dad.

Play date with his friend, Macy.

Going to church for the first time and it happened to be Easter! He did SO well, and didn't even make a peep during the service.

It's been a pretty wonderful and whirlwind of a month, but we wouldn't change it for the world.

We are absolutely in love with this most precious gift and still find ourselves in awe of the Lord's blessings.

And that's Life With the Riley's--