Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Luke: 1 month old

Luke was one month old on October 13. I must admit, the day came and went without much fanfare. I actually didn't realize his one month birthday had passed until the following week.

Anyway, I did manage to get a picture in his chair in his room. I hope to do this every month so we can watch him grow.

At 2-1/2 weeks, Luke weighed 8 lbs, 9 oz. and was 20-1/2 inches long. He has almost outgrown his newborn clothes and fits nicely into his 0-3 months clothes. We don't go back for another weight check until he is 8 weeks old. I don't know how much he weighs now, but he is definitely filling out!

Right now, he is eating 4-5 ounces of formula every 3-4 hours. He is sleeping 4-5 hours at night and twice, he has slept for 6 hours. We are hoping the sleep improves soon!! He is napping well during the day in his swing. Right around the one-month mark, our swing died. We changed the batteries and it still didn't work. I guess we got our money's worth since we've had it since 2006 and used it for both Claire and David. We went right out and bought another one!

Luke LOVES to be held. He is pretty fussy in between feedings if he can't get to sleep, but he will quite down as soon as you pick him up. He will lay and play on his playmat for a few minutes, but if you leave him there for very long, he starts to get fussy. He has rolled over once (from his tummy to back), but I haven't been able to get him to do it again. Claire and David witnessed it too so I wasn't just delirious from sleep deprivation. He is very good at holding his head up for short periods of time too (while on his tummy and on my shoulder).

As our third child, Luke spends a lot of time in his car seat while I am carting his older siblings to preschool and other activities. Fortunately, he seems to like it there and sleeps well as long as the car is moving. He does seem to spit up quit a bit while he is in the car seat so the motion may get to him some.

1 comment:

emilyosburne said...

Susan, I like how to took a picture with a sign that says "1 month." So cute!