Friday, March 4, 2011

1 Month Old

Eli's first month of life was not without hardships. It is hard to imagine that today, March 4th is the day that we were originally counting down to, but our little guy decided he wanted to make an early appearance. So today is his 1 month birthday! You would never realize the rough start that Eli had looking at him today. He is very strong and beautiful and perfect!

We are starting to get into a routine around here. Peter goes back to work on Monday and then I have to figure out how to juggle both boys. It has been a fabulous month with Peter home to help out with Malachi so that I could focus on getting to know Eli and his cues. Now, I feel ready to face the double team during the day and figure out a different routine to life with two little boys!

Eli is pretty consistent with a 4 hour sleep schedule at night. We have had a few lucky nights where he went 5 or 6 hours but that is definitely not the norm (yet). During the day he is pretty consistent with wanting to eat about every 3 hours. He is a champion in the weight gaining department and on Tuesday was up to 7lbs 5 ounces (up 2 lbs from his birth weight!) but that still puts him below the 5% for his age but that is to be expected for awhile. It is pretty funny to have one child riding the very top of the growth chart and one sitting at the very bottom.

Eli is definitely starting to be alert and awake more. Throughout the day he stays awake for an hour or more after he eats. At night, he does better (thankfully) at falling asleep sooner. He is definitely engaged in conversation now. When I talk to him his eyes study my face. We are just now going to start tummy time with him. The pediatrician told us to wait until he was at his due date and here we are, finally at term!!!

Elias is a true blessing in our life! I couldn't be happier to have 2 little boys to love and enjoy!!! I feel like the luckiest mother in the world!!!!


Maria Delgado said...
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Maria Delgado said...

Happy 1 month Birthday little guy!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

TOO CUTE :) Happy one month today :)

David and Larisa said...

So cute...I'm starting to see just a little of his Mama in his face too in a couple of these!