As of last Thursday, Samuel is officially 1 month old. Going to his one month appointment was probably the most fun I've ever had at the doctor! As of February 27, Samuel is:
22" Long (73%)
9 lbs. 15 oz (54%)
14 1/2" head circumference (38%)
Eating-wise, we finally seem to have cut out that pesky third night feeding. Granted, I'm very aware we may have a regression coming up. But, out of the last week, I think there was only one night where he ate three times. I've been bouncing back and forth between 7 and 8 feedings per day based on when he eats in the morning, but trying to get him up for the day 7:30 each morning.
Of course, if it were up to him, he'd probably be up at 5:30. As great as he's doing with eating, sleeping is still a little crazy. The nice thing is he's not screaming all the time. The not nice thing is that, if he's awake, he's in his crib just making noises (because obviously we should be awake too). So our sleep has been pretty sparse between 5/5:30 and 7:30. We'll go to check on him if he seems particularly fussy, but usually by the time we get to his room (literally 10 feet away), he's asleep again.
Little man is pretty good with napping. He usually takes a cat nap around 9:30/10, a longer 1-1 1/2 hour nap around lunch, and a good 2 hourish nap in the afternoon, and usually another short cat nap before Eric gives him his bottle before bed. Granted, nothing is particularly established yet nap-wise (we just let him sleep where-ever), but we're seeing patterns and that's good!
In other big news, Samuel has started 1) "talking" a TON, 2) tracking objects (including his parents! yay!), and 3) smiling for real.
It's SO fun to actually "play" with him a little bit!
The last big thing this week was that I started taking Samuel out in the stroller! I probably would have done it sooner, but I didn't know that my stroller had a "lay back" feature that allows teeny babies to use it too. I also wanted the okay from our pediatrician first.
Until next time!