Wednesday, March 12, 2014

1 Month Old

Layton Thomas is 1 month old today! And so it begins. Keeping up with my baby boy's milestones and growth and happenings every month. I'm really excited about watching him grow and making his picture and recording all about him every month.

*With both Garrison and Austin we made their picture every month on their birthday by a big stuffed animal and then had all the pictures framed. They side by side in the hallway going to their room. I still love seeing all of their monthly pictures together and noticing their differences and similarities and how much they've grown... and I know I'll love seeing all 3 boys together. =)

And for comparison's sake... Garrison at 1 month...
 And Austin at 1 month

1 Month Stats and Happenings:
*I'm estimating that you weigh around 10 pounds or so since last week at the doctor you weighed 8-15. I'm also predicting you're close to 21.5 inches long now since you were 21.25 inches long at your appointment.
*You are wearing size 1 diapers and 0-3 and 3 month clothes.
*You are doing great with nursing! You eat every 2.5-3 hours during the day and every 3-4 hours at night... an average of every 3 hours around the clock.  
*You are very alert and observant. You were born wide-eyed and still are. =)
*You are doing really well with a routine to be the baby of 3 boys and only 1 month old. We're still getting the hang of things and working on maintaining the eat, wake, sleep pattern but overall it's going well.
*You can't decide if you really like the paci or not. Sometimes it's comforting and sometimes it just makes you really mad and you want no part of it. Guess we'll see if you're a true paci baby in the coming weeks as you get older.
*Your big brothers ADORE you. They are constantly asking to hold you and they love kissing you and they check on you first thing every single morning. You are never lacking attention. =)
*You are without a doubt loved and we are so thankful you are part of our family. Happy 1 month birthday Layton!
Quick update from the trenches: Terrell's epidural went well and he is feeling MUCH better. He went to work today and I cooked tonight and he gave the boys a bath and things went really well. Praise the Lord!! He still isn't totally pain free but we know it takes a few days for the injection to be fully effective. He has a follow-up appointment on Monday and we'll go from there.
Also, my parents totally came to our rescue yesterday and we could not be more appreciative! I think my mom sensed I was hanging by a thread and so she staged an intervention. Ha! My dad took the boys outside all afternoon and my mom did laundry and they fed us supper and took charge of bath time and held Layton half the night and made the boys' lunches for school. They saved us and we are SO thankful! HUGE thank you to Granna and Papa for their rescue mission and to Pops for taking Terrell to the doctor for his epidural. We are blessed!

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