Friday, May 25, 2012

Judah @ 1 Month!

i can't believe this is my 3rd sweet baby. 
i love getting to keep up with their month to month stats and happenings. 

you are 1 month old today. i have survived the first 4 weeks with a newborn, 2 and 3 year old. i feel like i can do anything. ha! you are a precious baby. i prayed and prayed for the Lord to give me a content, laid back baby. and you are just that. you do love to be held and talked to. and there are times that you are upset if we put you down. but overall, you are very content and you do well with the noise and craziness of our home and our lives.

you are a power nurser. at 3 weeks old you began doing lots of spitting up. i was so worried you were going to have acid reflux like Jovie. i took you to see Dr Bubba. you weighed 9 lbs 10 oz at just 3 weeks and 1 day old!!!! so we knew you were getting enough to eat. Dr Bubba determined that you were just nursing for too long at each feeding. he said you were getting what you need quickly and you had to spit up the rest b/c your little tummy just couldn't hold it in. made perfect sense. so, i reduced your feeding time from 25-30 minutes at each feeding to about 12-14 minutes. it has made all the difference. you still spit up but its not nearly as much. you eat every 3 hours, sometimes every 2 1/2. 

you take several naps per day. the first 4 weeks we had to wake you to eat, day and night. once you hit 4 weeks old you started waking on your own to eat. and you had more trouble napping without constantly being held or rocked. i love getting to hold you and rock you to sleep. but with 2 other kids, i just can't do it all the time!! so we had to let you cry it out for a few naps and while it killed me, you did pretty well. you can now go to sleep on your own when we lay you down. unless you are hungry, have bad gas, or a dirty diaper, you can lay down awake and drift off to sleep without throwing a fit. i'm so thankful! we do have our days where you fight it. but you are definitely learning and doing so well. you take your paci about 50% of the time when you sleep. and if you wake early from a nap, a paci will get you back to sleep just about every time. you wake every 3 hours at night to eat but you go right back to sleep.

at 1 month old you weigh around 10 lbs 5 oz. you have been gaining weight quickly but that is finally starting to slow down. you are in a size 1 diaper and newborn clothes. some things you wear are 0-3 months but not much. you love baths, rides in the car, being swaddled, being rocked and taking walks. you hate diaper changes and getting dressed. 

you have a beautiful head full of dark hair. and your eyes are dark blue. your sweet little arms and feet are so long! 

little boy. you are so precious. i love having a baby in the house again. i love watching Jack and Jovie love you so much. and i love watching you grow. you have been such a blessing in this past month and i am so excited to watch you learn and change.

all 3 babies at 1 month old!!

Happy 1 month sweet Judah Haddon. you are my little joy and i love you so much.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am a follower of your blog.... Thought I would tell you something too neat...
I just gave birth to a Judah David (May 28th) - My doctor is Dr. Williams and my childhood dr was Dr. Bubba... Even more interesting I read in your other post about you being glad you did not have preeclampsia.
I was admitted and induced three weeks early because of preeclampsia and chloestasis.
Though that was strange how many things we have alike... I would love to ask you some questions on how you recovered from preeclampsia in other pregnancies! If you don't mind you can email me at!
Loving that you have a Judah :)