The teddy bear, you see in the picture, is the one we got from our 3D ultrasound. It has a recording of his heartbeat. I tried a few different poses with him sleeping but he woke up and we got this gem! Here are a few others that melt my heart.
At birth he weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and at his two week check up he weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces. He was still 20 1/2 inches at his two week check up and his head went from 31 cm to 37. His next check up is at two months old.
As part of documenting his monthly changes, I've taken photos of all the little details that I don't want to forget about. It took forever for his umbilical cord to fall off. His belly button was up around the cord making it take longer to dry out. It's hard to explain but it finally fell off on 5-23-15. It was still pretty gunky underneath for a while but the Dr. said he was good to go on a normal bath.
We were in Rochester visiting family when he got his first full bath. Speaking of family, look at who we got to meet in our first month. Grandma Nicole came all the way from Germany to meet you.
Likes & Dislikes:
Grayson loves laying on his daddies chest. It never fails, if he gets snuggled up with daddy, he is asleep in minutes. He also loves being in the Ergo. We carry him in it anytime we're out and he will fall asleep until we're done. He also enjoys bath time. The only downside to bath time is that he will pee every time. Between that and his first couple of diapers at home, I quickly learned to direct the direction of it and just wait till he is done. If not he ends up with it all over himself or us. The joys of having a boy!
He hates when we put lotion on him. Screams like crazy. Even if it is warmed up beforehand. Since day one I have not been able to swaddle his arms. He will fuss until he is free or find a way to get free. Also doesn't like being put in his car seat but as soon as it is picked up he calms right down. I don't think he likes to be naked. I had him in a diaper the day he turned a month old. The plan for his picture was to have him asleep in just a diaper. He fussed all day and every time I tried to get him to sleep he fought it. The minute he got put in clothes he was fine.
Places you got to visit:
|Look like my daddy.|
I remember being in the hospital and he was trying to hold his head up. Everyone including the nurses would comment on it. Now at a month old he can hold his head on his own for a majority of the time. If he is tired he gets a little lazy and if he is on his stomach, he isn't as strong but we do tummy time everyday. He doesn't care much for his tummy time mat but does great when he lays on your chest.
He is very alert when he is awake. Been that way from day one. He was born and awake for about an hour to an hour and a half. He locked eyes and stayed focused on my face the whole time. He is still that way. very alert and focused.
He smiled in his sleep for the longest time and then at almost a month old (6-1-15) we got his first legit smile. I can only get him to do it right after he wakes up.
I was laying with him while he slept. He was smiling in his sleep when he laughed. Caught me off guard but it was the cutest thing ever. I remember babysitting my nephew before he started smiling and he had done the same thing.
The first week he was home he would roll onto his side to sleep which made me nervous but he hasn't done it very often since then.
He would suck his thumb occasionally but I would much rather him use a pacifier. My adult brother still can't help himself when he sleeps. I'd rather him use a pacifier but he rarely wants that.
The poor kid had the hiccups all the time in my last trimester and he seems to get them just as much now.
He loves to talk (coo) and has learned to sort of self soothe when he is tired. It is like a humming/ coo that he will do when he is tired. He will be in his swing and start doing it until he falls asleep or when he is full but still won't let go of the bottle.
He is now aware of his hands. He can't control them much but he tries. The best he can do is grab onto my fingers when I feed him.
He went from newborn diapers to a size one.
Started out in newborn clothes and now wears 0-3.
(Sorry ahead of time for all the pictures and such a long post. At this point I still don't have a solid idea of what I would like to do with this blog. I have been using it for weekly updates during my pregnancy and at the moment for monthly updates. This way I don't forget any details for his first year baby book. I have started work on the pregnancy part of it already =)