Noah One Month



Can I already say that Noah is suffering from second baby syndrome?  The poor kid turned one month last week and I completely forgot about it!  

Well, not completely, I did remember to go to his doctor's appointment so I guess that Mommy Brain works every once in a while.

To say that this month has been rough would be an understatement.  It has been such an adjustment going from one to two.  And it still feels so weird to be a family of four rather than a family of three.  

Even though it has been rough, that isn't to say that it hasn't been good.  Noah has already grown so much in just four weeks.  He is spending more time awake (although it's in the middle of the night) and is more aware of the world around him.  

We went on our first family outing when he was two weeks old and he did great. So great in fact, that we take up any opportunity to take him out.  We are still keeping with our tradition of breakfast out on Saturdays and he has been a trooper.

He is definitely strong and stubborn, I don't know who he takes after.  He kicks his little legs and can wiggle his way around his crib.  He is also cooing up a storm which can at times make up for the sleepless nights.  He is waking up once at night to eat, but the problem is that once he is up, he's up.  It can take nearly 2-3 hours to get him back down.

Luckily this past month I've had a ton of help.  Noah was completely spoiled by spending Christmas with his Aunt and Uncle from Romania and his Nana from Arizona.  What a blessing to have been able to bring him home just in time for Christmas.


Age - 1 month 1 week
Weight - 3.4 KG's, 7 1/2 lbs ( a 1 1/2 pound weight gain)
Height - 52 cm or 20 1/2 inches (a 2 inch gain)
Eating - I am breastfeeding exclusively which is a HUGE change from Nathan who had to be bottle fed with expressed milk.  In a way it is so much harder because obviously I am the one that has to feed him.  There have been days when I want to just quit and for the  moment I am very aware that every day is another day longer that I've breastfed him.  I am hoping that this gets easier for both of us. 
Sleeping - It has gotten much better! He is only waking up about once at night and averaging a feeding about ever four hours. It makes such a difference on my sanity to get four straight hours of sleep.

I am looking forward to seeing how he grows up this next month.  I know that his big brother is anxious to play with him.

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19 comments:

Michelle said...

Ugh, I know...one to two is SO much work! But I've heard that it's the biggest adjustment...that afterwards it's no big deal to throw more kids in the mix! =) And I'm right there with you on the second baby syndrome thing...poor Noel!

Glad he's eating and sleeping well! Wish I could see the photo...

vinobaby said...

What a cute little shirt! (and baby, I can't leave out that adorable little guy!) Did you get them in a set? That will make for some memorable pics. Glad to hear all is going well. Enjoy.

Quiana said...

Awww the first month flew by, right? I agree with vinobaby on the adorable onesie. Love it! Congratulations on breastfeeding - I agree about the challenge, but the feeling you have once you have one more day behind you is so rewarding.

Natalie said...

I cannot believe he's already a month old! He's such a cutie! Sounds like he's a good baby!

The Anecdotal Baby said...

Ah, the time is flying by! He's adorable and I la la love his 1 month onesie.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Yes, it is a hard adjustment. He sure is cute though! As for the breastfeeding - in my experience every week gets a little easier, and the first month is definitely the most challenging!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

He is awfully cute! It took me months before I felt like I had it under control with two of them. I'm pretty impressed with how much your little one is sleeping already!

Nieves said...

Happy firstmonth birthday to Noah! He is so cute and looks so clever already! Congrats to you and your husband and my warmest regards to you both,

Rach (DonutsMama) said...

It's already been a month?? Wow. Happy 1 month cutie!

Shellsea said...

Sounds like things are going great. I love his onesie in different languages.

Jessica said...

He is adorable and I can't believe he's over a month old already.

Kate R said...

Sounds like a big adjustment! But he is adorable - so worth it :)

Sonya said...

He's so sweet! I love his little onesie!

Jen said...

He is SO cute!! And four straight hours of sleep is huge! It makes such a difference!
XO

Stasha said...

A month and a bit already?! he is beautiful Barbara!

Sara Louise said...

Happy one month Noah! He is adorable! We need to get that kid into an ASM jersey :-)

Amanda said...

Keep hanging in there with the breastfeeding. It DOES get so much easier - and more rewarding!

Kim said...

THese first few months are soooooo hard!! And I had a chuckle about second baby syndrome. It's so true. I was so crazy protective of Deaglan when he was born. Now with Naveen I casually take something he's put in his mouth from the floor or half heartedly take a plastic bag away that he's been playing with.

labergerebasque said...

The breastfeeding will get easier and more "automatic"...fill up before feeding instead of all the time! Even when you go back to work (if you still breastfeed) it will be fine until just right before feeding time. It is miraculous how our bodies adjust.
Just remember drink plenty of fluids (I'm sure you are thirsty!) and sleep whenever possible.
Your boys are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

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