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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Jeremiah is One Month Old Today!
My sweet boy is one month old today!
He does not cooperate with posing :)
The last month has been wonderful, exciting, scary, exhausting, and fun. I've fallen more and more in love with my son as the month has gone on.
Jeremiah is much, much more alert now than he was the first week or so. He looks around and you can tell when he's focusing on something or you.
His feeding issues that were very bad the first week of his life are much better now. From the premie who would fall asleep after about 10 ccs (or a third of an ounce) to a baby who frequently eats 75 ccs, he is doing much better!
Due to his increased appetite, he has put on weight. Last week at the pediatrician, he was up to 8 pounds, 1 ounce! This is a whole pound up from his lowest weight.
He typically sleeps about 3 hours at a time at night. Occasionally, he'll sleep 4 or 4.5 hours without waking up, but that's definitely the exception not the norm. It is tiring, but at the same time, it's just a season. It'll pass, he'll eventually sleep through the night, and I'll probably miss the baby snuggles. You see, the night time hours he pretty much only sleeps if he's being held. In fact, I'm holding him as I type this! :)
He's getting stronger every day. I notice it as I hold him and he tries to hold up his head, move around, etc. Even his suck on his bottles has gotten stronger.
John and I feel so blessed to have such an amazing son!