Tuesday, October 18, 2011

One Month Old

At one month old, Jack
  • weighs 8 lbs, 7 oz - a gain of 2 lbs, 1 oz since birth
  • is 20.5 inches tall - a growth of 2 inches since birth
  • is just about the size of "Baby Bear," made especially for him by his brothers
  • sleeps about 16 hours per day
  • eats for a total of about 3 hours a day - around 30 minutes at a time
  • has slept 5.5 hours straight, but only once
  • gets LOTS of hugs, kisses, and attention from his big brothers
  • drinks only breastmilk
  • will take it in a bottle with no problem
  • is gaining neck strength and can hold his head up for a minute or so
  • doesn't absolutely hate tummy time and will last about 6 minutes at a time (Owen and Mason tell Jack he is doing "head ups")
  • tracks with his eyes
  • localizes to sound
  • loves when his big brothers sing "Twinkle Twinkle" to him
  • is a very good/easy baby with not a lot of crying during the day
  • is tolerant to lots of big brother noise
  • can't decide if he likes pacifiers
  • calms down when he is laid on the changing table, but only until you start messing with his diaper
  • has a hard time at night beginning around 11 pm that usually lasts an hour or so
  • has met most of his immediate family, but is still anxiously waiting to meet his Uncle Kyle and his great-grandmother, Mary
  • is one lucky little boy to have been born into a family where so many people love him