So the part about time flying with kids hasn't been any less true with this one. And Tanner probably will make fun of me trying to take "one month" photos like I'm a real photographer or something. I'm not. And not trying to be. I really just wanted a couple of his whole body and little tiny feet because I haven't taken pics yet and they are already so much bigger than in the beginning. So these are a few from his one month photo shoot on March 11, 2014 :)
|But seriously, how cute are those tiny legs and toes?|
My mom made that awesome monster quilt, so we were trying to get some pics of him on it before she left. He didn't cooperate as well as he could have. Oh well. I love love love that quilt! He does too.
He has a couple hour period pretty consistently every late evening that it's hard to get him to calm down, but once he's asleep for real, he wakes up a few times a night to eat and then goes back to sleep. Lots of times in the early morning and in my attempt to keep him asleep as long as possible I keep him in our bed after he eats because he still has a hard time being content for long periods in his bed or even laid down. Oops. Am I creating a monster? I don't know. All I know sometimes is I get very desperate for a little sleep and so if it's with him laying on me or on the bed...I'm okay with it. That could and probably will change soon enough. I'll work on it.
He sure hated his sponge baths in the beginning. Probably just cause he got so cold or something. I don't know. It was traumatic for all parties involved. Tanner and I tried a real bath for him for the first time a couple weeks ago. He screamed for like the first 5 seconds and then he was in heaven. Oh my gosh he loves it. It's awesome. But then he hates getting out and lotioned and dressed. Seriously hates!
|This was a bath about one and a half weeks later after he lost all his top hair.|
Let's see...what else is there that is notable to mention about Harvey's first month of life? He is smiling more while awake and cooing a lot more which I love. He keeps the right side of his lower lip tucked under quite a bit which is so cute. I don't really feel like we are in any sort of pattern with eating or sleeping or location of any of the above. Maybe I'm being a bad parent already. I realized with myself there's not a whole lot of consistency in life and that might be being projecting onto the kid. Or maybe he's really just too young. It's my first time. I don't have a clue. I just hope he turns out alright. We've got another month before I go back to work so I think after another week or two I'll try to start making things more routine. It probably won't hurt me either because I need to get back into a schedule and find some time to get some exercise and other things done. As much as I have loved being home and not working and just hanging with little buddy, it has been amazingly difficult to have "nothing" to do and get absolutely NOTHING done. What about all the craft things I was gonna get done and scrapbook caught up and books read??? Nada. Oh well. It's crazy how he has so instantly become the most important thing and how most of the things I love and care about don't mean quite as much as before. Don't get me wrong, I still want to be me and do things I love but it all pales in comparison to his well being. Weird.
We bought a lay-z-boy last week while Tanner's mom was here. It has been a dream come true. Especially when he decides to scream a bit at night, I can come out to the living room and try to give Tanner a little bit of rest time and then if he falls asleep and I'm too scared to lay him down, we zonk out in it and it's way more comfortable than propped up in bed. Much easier on the tailbone too. He's pretty stoked on the chair too, if you can't tell. We also think it looks like a mischevious, "yep, I'll be stealing this chair from dad" look.