Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Baby Beau: One Month


1 Month as of 6/11/16

Weight: 8 lbs 13 oz
Height: 21 inches long

Clothes:
In the past few days we've started transitioning into size 0-3 months in some brands.. others are still huge though!

Sleep:  
Napping great in lots of different environments and pretty consistently sleeping a 4 hour stretch and a 5 hour stretch at night. We're so blessed by what a good sleeper our sweet boy is! I miss him SO much when he's snoozing.

Schedule:
Eating every three hours during the day, with his two longer stretches at night.

Health:
We are SO excited to say that Beau has been doing wonderfully since he came home from the NICU almost three weeks ago! God has truly blessed us in allowing that season to already feel so far away.. when I look back I just remember the sweetness of the visitors and the prayers and the milestones, not the hard times.

Crying:  
Beau isn't a huge crier except for sometimes when we change his clothes, or when he's really, really hungry!

Likes:
riding in the car
sugars from his cousin Meg
snuggles, particularly after a feeding or during the Bachelorette (oh, I guess it's Mama that likes the latter!)
being strolled around the neighborhood
visitors, especially fun ones from out of town like Uncle Collin

Dislikes: 
not being snuggled
initially being buckled into his carseat
nose frieda time

Milestones:
  • Our strong little boy has been really working on growing his neck muscles! During one of his very first tummy times he started trying to lift up on his hands!
  • First haircut with our friend Rachel at 15 days old!


Places You’ve Gone:
We drove about an hour away to meet Nicole and Tyler for a late lunch, have run lots of errands, and visited Granny and Pops's house and the Hardwick's house! (I'm sure in the future this category will just be adventures, not literally every place we've gone haha!) You also went to your first pool party, and to church for the first time. The very best place you got to go this month was home!

I did SO much research while registering and it's been so fun to actually see what products have been a perfect fit for our little family. Thus far, we've been really happy with what we've ended up with, and I'm so excited to share as I continue figuring it out. For me, when I knew that a blog I trusted recommended something, I immediately added it to our registry. Our go to mama for this was/is the amazing Sarah Tucker! I truly hope that my findings as a first time mom can help anyone who may be in this place in the future, or even be interesting to someone who isn't a parent. There are many more things we've loved.. and I'll share more as necessary! :)

First Month Favorites: 

Mamaroo: I had heard that some babies really don't like the Mamaroo, but Beau LOVES his. One morning when we arrived back at the NICU, one of our favorite nurses had put a Mamaroo in Beau's area and he was already loving it! It was so nice to have something consistent for him when he got home and he still loves it. We often let him nap in it without it even on (silly, I know) but if he's extra fussy or needs to be occupied while I do something he loves it during the day.

Aden and Anais Blankets: We don't actually swaddle with these, but I love them for when Beau is riding in the carseat or sitting in the mamaroo, they also work well as a carseat cover and tummy time on the go! A few times I've even used them to cover my whole body when feeding Beau a bottle in the back of the car to prevent spills on my clothes. LOVE them!

Aden and Anais Burpy Bib (two pack, here): I had no intention of getting hooked on $10 burp cloths. We have a ton of cheap ones and while they get the job done, I kept reaching for the one burpy bib we had been gifted. They are huge, and knowing I can easily clip one around Beau's neck is SO nice. They're wonderful and worth every penny. I bought two more during Beau's first week at home and will put one in every baby gift I ever give in the future!

Boon grass: If you ever plan on giving your baby a bottle or pumping at all, you need this drying rack. It's one of those things that you probably don't imagine really needing until you actually do, but I LOVE it. There's also a green option, but y'all know I love me some neutrals. :)

KickeePants: the softest, comfiest jammies and onesies.. you can find them at boutiques but I think the cheapest and easiest place is from Amazon.

Nose Frieda: Trust me, you need this. It sounds gross but it's not at all and your baby will have boogers and you just need to get them. Before actually having Beau in front of me I hadn't really processed that boogers would keep your baby from breathing easily.. this is just something that was so awesome to have ready for us to use without even thinking about it.

Any recommendations on things that we should try during his second month?






























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3 comments:

  1. My favorite line in this blog..."I miss him SO much when he's snoozing." Oh, I remember that feeling so well! He's wonderful...beautiful...absolutely precious!

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  2. I love that he's already had his first haircut - he definitely hit that milestone sooner than most babies! :)

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  3. I still can't get over his hair. LOVE IT.

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