My sweet boy was a month old last week (Aug 19th) so here's the catch up.
Wt: unsure - no doc appt at 1 month - i estimate somewhere around 10-11 lbs!!!
(Ruby Belle was only 8lbs 1oz at 1 month!)
Ht: again unsure
Beckett is quite different from Ruby Belle...and SO am I! ha! I've become a little more relaxed (i would classify myself as CRAZY and OCD with Ruby Belle)
He's just more laid back.
*eats 8 times a day (was eating almost 6 oz at some feedings until i realized that this was NOT normal, so I did some research and think we were "over-feeding" him). SO, now we're at 4-5oz usually 7 times a day.
*getting breastmilk, but i'm exclusively pumping (i only let him nurse for 2 days! I loathe breastfeeding, so pumping is best for both of us!)
*has reflux (diagnosed at birth) so takes meds for it, but doesn't spit up anywhere close to what RB did!
*already outgrown his newborn clothes
*wearing size 1 diapers
*sleeps anywhere from 3-4 hrs at a time at night
*naps several times a day (like all babies!)
*practices tummy time at least once a day...not our favorite, but not terrible either...normal for all babies!
*he's a strong boy!! and a big boy!! I predict he'll be doing a few things a little sooner than Ruby Belle did...but WHO knows?!
So, far we are loving every sleepless minute of him!! (and are looking forward to that first night he sleeps more than 3-4 hrs!! ha!)
Beckett is a little over 2 weeks old now, and this past Friday was my first day with both kiddos by myself. Ruby Belle has been going to daycare during the week and I, of course, have had Justin here to help on the weekends. But today we had a doctor's appointment for both kids - Beckett for a 2 week check up and Ruby Belle for shots. BUT, thankfully enough we had this appointment scheduled in advance because Ruby Belle came down with Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. (I really want to show pics, but I'm saving you all from that...I'd hate to be censored for showing pics of my babies booty! just trust me...it looked brutal!)
She'd had a rash on her diaper area for a few days that I thought may be just some bug bites...but Thursday night I noticed that it had gotten worse while she was at day care, so I knew it wasn't bites. At this point, I just thought it was "just a rash" and would ask the doc about it at our appointment. Well, Friday morning it was worse and I noticed it on her hands and feet. Immediately, I "Googled" hand, foot and mouth and knew that it was the real deal. CRAP! A toddler at home w/a newborn...and how was I going to prevent her from passing this along to Beckett!??? EEK!! She had already violated every "precaution" I read about. She LOVES to kiss him!!
anyway, the doc confirmed the diagnosis and we all spent the weekend plus Monday inside trying to keep our hands clean and Ruby Belle's saliva away from Beckett.
Thankfully, (crossing my fingers and saying my prayers...) Beckett shows no signs of HFM yet. Praying.
I must say, though. I have always had an appreciation for SAHM's. NOW, that appreciation is even stronger! How does a sleep deprived mom ever function w/a newborn and a toddler at home...w/only a small hope of an afternoon nap?!?!?!?
I've been trying out my photography skills...I LOVE a good photography session with a real professional, but can't afford them as much as I'd like! who can, right?! I realized that's why so many stay at home mom's turn to photography as a "hobby" or "hobby turned business!" Thankfully my dad has a great Canon that he lets me borrow...and it makes me feel like the pics I take are a little more "professional" (for lack of better terms)! ha!! I'm NO professional, but here are a few point and clicks I took over the last few days!
One day I'm going to follow through with that Photography Class I've been planning on taking!! Until then...my sweet boy is cute enough for "point and clicks."