Mason Alan you are one month old!
What have you been up to this past month?
Mason, I can’t believe you are one month old! In some ways it feels as if this past month has flown by, but in other ways it seems like you’ve been a part of our family for much longer!
You came into this world 3 weeks early, and I think that you thought so too because for almost the first month of your life you literally did nothing but eat, sleep and poop. Don't get me wrong, you are absolutely the sweetest and easiest baby I have had, but I don't think you wanted much to do with this outside world yet.
Besides nursing, you slept your entire first 3 weeks. Some days I felt like you only opened your eyes but for a few minutes, and heard maybe a few whimpers out of you! The nurses and doctors at the hospital said to expect a sleepier then normal baby until you were about 40 weeks gestation and they were completely right!
You love to sleep on our chests. But in all reality, you are so relaxed and will fall asleep anywhere and in any position.
You sleep swaddled at night. During the day you usually sleep unswaddled.
You wear newborn size clothes and diapers.
The doctor wanted to watch you pretty closely for any signs of jaundice since both Matthew and Mollie had it as newborns. We had a couple of doctor visits to check your bili levels, but your bili levels were always low!
You poop all the time. I don't think I've yet to change a diaper without poop!
You hardly ever cry or make noise for that matter!
You have a really stuffy nose. Like seriously stuffy in the morning, and sounds like a little pig throughout the day. Your doctor says it is something you will grow out of as your nasal passages grow.
You just lay your head down and fall asleep every time we put you on your tummy.
You nurse every 3 hours during the day. I'm amazed, but since the very first night we brought you home, you only wake up once a night to nurse. I feed you at 11pm, you wake up about 3:30, nurse and go right back to sleep until 6:30 or 7. I'm so thankful that you are letting your mama sleep since your brother and sister are up early and rearing to go for the day!
You are a great nurser. You are also a very noisy nurser. I fed you in bible study one week and I didn't realize how loud you are and how many noises you make until I was sitting in a quiet room full of people!
You had your first bath at about one week old. Go figure, you slept through your bath, made a few grunts and never opened your eyes.
You are loved and kissed on all.the.time by a big brother and sissy who think you are pretty awesome. Thankfully you are so sleepy that all their kisses don't bother you,
You don't have very good head control.
You absolutely love to cuddle!
We have been blessed to have so much help as we transitioned to our family of five! Daddy was home for the first week after you were born. Gabby took the next week off of work, and Banna came over almost every day for the next two weeks until Daddy was out of school for the summer.
You love your paci. Banna gave it to you one day while I was at the park with Matthew and Mollie. You have loved it ever since!
We call you "Mase Mase", "Bubba", and "Buddy".
At about 3 weeks old, you are in the routine of eat, wake, then sleep. You now have two longer awake periods of about 45 minutes in the morning and evening. You only have about 10 minutes of awake time during the day in between your feedings.
You get the prize for my easiest, most content baby! Congrats Mason. Literally, you eat, sleep and poop. Just a little bump on a log that we all love to pieces!!
God knew what our busy family needed when He gave us you!