It’s Jack’s one month update! He’s actually 6 weeks old now. But I wanted to wait until his official appointment to be sure we knew how big he was. Because kid eats all the time, and he is a giant . . .
Height: 22.75 96th%
Head: 15.5 99%
Weight: 11.4 lbs 90%
Nicknames: Dumplin, babycakes, bubba, my boy, little boo, wow he’s got red hair
Sleep: Little Jack goes to bed between 8 and 9 and sleeps for about 4 hours before waking up to eat and get a clean booty. Then he sleeps again for about 2 hours and repeats. He fights naps a lot. I think he has FOMO. But once I get him swaddled and full he’ll give me a 2 hour nap a couple times a day. I do not think he’s getting as much sleep as he should be so we’ve been working on the 5 s’s this week (he’s not colicky, but he gets fussy in the afternoons)
Feeding: We are exclusively breastfed and super proud of ourselves. I do pump some and we’re slowly adding that in when we’re out and about or in the church nursery. So far he’s doing ok with bottles, pacifiers, and the boob. He just drinks really fast out of the bottle. Breastfeeding is hard for mama, yo. But Jack is killing it. We eat every 2-3 hours for 20-40 minutes a time.
Fun Stuff: Little man is such a morning person. We get our day started about 830 and he is alive, awake, alert enthusiastic. We eat, play peek a boo, work on smiling, send daddy lots of pictures, and about 1030 we’re still awake and fighting a nap. But he’s so alert, smiling already, holding his head up on his own, rooting with his legs, just generally being a great baby and developing as he should.