Hunter: 1 month

Life with this kid is amazing, and just keeps getting better and better. Both week 1 and week 2 were filled with adjustments and challenges (mainly in the sleep department), but I feel like we’ve already turned over a new leaf.

The other day I was telling Jacob that it’s really gotten so much easier and  a lot more fun.

Hunter himself is getting more fun.

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New developments just this past week:

  • starting to smile more, although I’m not sure if they’re intentional yet
  • making more baby noises
  • following and tracking moving objects a lot more with his eyes
  • holding his head up even more – he’s still so strong!
  • sleeping better at night
  • contently laying and looking around at the world
  • just a happier disposition

I definitely think the happier disposition is because of better sleep. I know I’m happier when I get sleep!

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He loves spending time watching moving objects, which is nice because it gives me a free hand while he’s awake.  I almost always have the music on for him too when he’s in his bouncy chair or swing.  He always kicked and moved a bunch when I’d have music on when he was in womb, and he still enjoys it now.

See that happy face!

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After we get up in the morning and I’ve changed his diaper, he spends some time hanging out in the crib looking up at the mural and making noises.  I love those baby noises, they are the cutest thing ever.

Most nights now he goes for a 4 hour stretch after his last evening feeding, then 3 hours between feedings after that, so kinda like this:

10pm eat – 2am eat – 5am eat – 8am eat

I want to decide on a wake time for him and begin starting our day at that time… I’m thinking closer to 7am, but we shall see.  This morning he did wake up at 7am, but I had him go back to sleep for another hour before getting up to eat.

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He’s definitely been growing.  I weighed him on Monday and he was up to 10 pounds!  That means he gained 2 pounds in 3 weeks.  Pretty good! :)

He still fits in newborn clothes, but I think over the next month he’ll begin to outgrow them and fit better into 0-3 month clothing.

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Tonight I go back to teaching cycle, so it’ll be the longest stretch I’ve been away from him – about 1.5 hours.  I did leave him for the first time on Tuesday with my mom for an hour while I went to audition to teach body pump at another club.  I thought it wouldn’t be a big deal, but I totally missed the kid.  I’m hoping it’s not too hard tonight, especially because I know my class will ask about him and want to see pictures.

In other exciting news, I worked on updating the baby page yesterday, so all of the Hunter posts can now be easier be found in one place!

I got way behind on updating old posts and finishing the pages when I switched over my blog, but I’m slooowwwly making progress again.

Heather

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