Saturday, December 22, 2012

One Month

Ash Phoenix at one month...

He smiles back at you and occasionally will give you the softest coo.  It is such a sweet sound that if everyone could hear it, it would bring about world peace.

He wakes in three hour cycles at night.

He has a fussy period in the evening between 7 and 11.

He loves looking at lights, especially Christmas lights.

He hates being cold.  Therefore, diaper changes and baths are not his favorite.

He is super alert and loves staring at you and copying your expressions.

His nickname is Chug-Bug, because if he is awake, he is eating like there is no tomorrow.

He has bright blue eyes still, but my husband and I can see a ring of brown starting to form around the edges.

He already weighs 12 lbs 3 oz.

He is over 22 inches long, but is squiggly, so it is hard to get an accurate measurement.

When he cries he makes such a sad face it will break your heart.  He looks like you hurt his feelings.

He still has a little bit of hair on his ears... so cute.

He has a healthy smattering of baby acne.  We hope it goes away soon.

He'll usually stop crying if I sing O Come All Ye Faithful, but I have to sing it loud, so I can't really do it when others are around.

His feet are so big they don't fit in the foot section of his sleepers.

He is in size two diapers and wears 3 month clothing.

He has graceful hands that are almost always interlocked with each other.

His favorite place to sleep is on his grandma.

So far he doesn't mind tummy time.

We aren't on any kind of feeding/sleeping schedule yet, but I am slowly trying to stretch out the time between feedings, because I am exhausted.  This boy eats!!!

He handled his first road trip pretty well and unlike River, actually slept in his car seat quite a bit of the time to Wyoming.

We love him with our whole hearts.  He has added joy and sweetness to our home in abundance.

Sweet Baby River at one month.


annette said...

He's so precious. I'm really happy for you and your family.

Having babies is the weirdest, most trying, most wonderful thing. But my personal favourite? Watching them become their own little people, day by day.


Scott and Stacia said...

He is so cute!! I can't wait to meet him!! Can't believe it has been a month already!