Eating: I'd like to pat myself on the back for doing this breast feeding thing for a month. After not doing it with your brother and not being to excited about it this time no one thought i'd last very long. At one month you have only had two formula bottles. Both were before we had a back up supply in the freezer, and I needed to pump to have bottles while we were out of the house the following day. As I said above you take a bottle of breast milk every night before bed and whenever we are out of the house. You have a couple other ones on rare occasion at home, but other then that you are a boob baby sweet heart. I think you prefer a bottle, as do I, but it's much easier to just breastfeed then to pump and feed. Lazy on my part. People say you feel such a strong bond when you breast feed... um no! It' frustrating, still not all that wonderful feeling, and just not my thing. I will continue to do it becaue I know it's good for both of us and the wallet, but I get so much more out of feeding you a bottle. We are both much happier, and I love the looks you give me while you take a bottle. It's a look of "Thanks Mom... this is so much less frustrating", and then I kiss you tell you I agree :) Daddy has only given you two bottles I believe. Unfortunately he's always gone for work it seems like when we do bottles, but hopefully he'll get some more in soon when he has some time off. Oh yeah.. when you do take a bottle you take 3 oz and when you breastfeed you tend to eat for about ten-ish minutes.
I got on the scale yesterday with and without you. According to that you were 10.4 pounds. Not sure how accurate that is, but it's all I got right now. You have definitely grown in length judging by how your clothes fit. You don't go back to the doctor until June 16th so it'll be a while on any stats.
You have become much more alert in the past week. You really look at us and can follow us some with your eyes. I've noticed you opening you mouth when I get the bottle or pacifier near your mouth now. You are no where near holding your head up on your own, but you are getting there. If we hold you just the right way you can hold it for a while before you get too tired. You are great with tummy time. I never did it much with Ryder, and he got a flat head out of it. We weren't home much and the time just wasn't there. Even though you are the second child, we are home all day which gives me a lot of time to focus on stuff like that when I couldn't with Ryder. I make you sleep on your sides, rotating which side each night, and you nap on your tummy. I keep a close eye on you when you sleep like this :) Humm... what else... you are great on the go and sleep most of the time. You do great in the car. If you can't tell... you're a pretty easy baby. Ryder was as well... looks like that means i'm in for it when you are a toddler if you are like him! :)
Happy 1 Month Sweet Heart
We love you :)