Wednesday, June 5, 2013

1 month old!

I can't believe that my little baby is already over 1 month old! It's so fun to see him grow up and get more of a personality and to see his cute features. But it happens too fast... I keep saying that he's basically not even a baby anymore, which is obviously not true, he is such a baby, but he just grows and changes so fast. I remember bringing him home as a newborn and he was so tiny and fragile. Now he can hold his head up pretty well and is starting to stand on his little legs. It's so fun!! 

Such a big boy holding up his head
Andy has gone back to work and he says it's hard, but he obviously has to do it, so it's okay. I am enjoying staying home with Logan and getting some crafting done. I've finished up a few projects that I didn't have time for (or energy, I should say). It's been really fun to take care of Logan, relax, and find time to do the things I love. I'm so grateful every day that Andy works so hard so that I can stay home. He is basically amazing and the best husband around. 

Here are some things about our 1 month old baby Logan:
  • He weighs 10 lbs 9 oz and is 22 1/2 inches long, both are in the 75th percentile
  • He is awake more often and more alert
  • He has started noticing his dirty diapers...and he does not like them! 
  • He is also aware of the open air when we change his diapers and has peed ALL OVER multiple times. I think we've got a system down to prevent this for the most part, but sometimes he is just too quick. But I have still not been squirted by his pee...yet! 
  • He has started to figure out a schedule, for the most part. Eats about every 4 hours, and only wakes up twice at night (around 2am and 6 am...I don't think I can complain about that!)
  • He is more aware of his surroundings. It's so fun to watch him notice and smile at some toys
  • He still isn't a fan of tummy time, but he is so strong. He holds his head up really well and is starting to "stand" on his little chubby legs
I'm sure there's more, but I can't think of them right now. At his 1 month check-up, the doctor noticed that he had a mild case of Torticollis (where is head tilts to the left and he can't really straighten it out on his own). Basically like getting a crick in your neck; we think it's from how he was in the womb. And then it just got worse because I didn't know to watch for it, so I didn't realize he was favoring his left side. So now I have to do little baby stretches with his 4-6 times a day. Sometimes he likes it, and most of the time he hates it. Ha! But I can already notice it improving. That's my advice to any new moms out attention to see if his head cocks to one side more than the other and correct it from the beginning! I seriously had no idea that it was even a thing for babies to have little cricks in their necks. But they can, apparently!

Crying because he hates his stretches
So funny story... the other morning I was getting ready to go to a friends house and so I was going to change Logan's diaper then feed him and then go. I took off his dirty diaper and he had pooped, so I cleaned that up. When I turned to throw away that diaper, I turned back around and noticed that he was apparently not done pooping and had a little bit coming out of his bum!! I didn't want to put on a new diaper, to have it get messy right away and waste it, so I just laid down a wet wipe and let him poop it out! Haha! I didn't know what to do...I just know that I didn't want to waste a diaper. So then I realized I had poop on my hands from wiping the first round, so I went to wash my hands while he finished the job. When I came back, I noticed the changing pad was a little wet. Apparently he had to pee as I started wiping that up, and he started peeing AGAIN!! Haha! It was hilarious. So I had the wet wipe under his bum while he finished pooping, and then another one resting on his pee pee (still weird for me to be a grown up and call it a penis...) while he finished peeing. Oh my was pretty darn funny! After all of that, I thought that I better give him a bath because he was pretty wet from the pee that had sprayed all over. It was hilarious! Fun times figuring out mommyhood. :)

He loves to look at himself

Precious baby bedhead

I love a naked baby

Cutest outfit ever!!

He found his thumb for a second, so cute!!

"playing" with a rattle


  1. This makes me so excited for our little guy to get here. I had no idea that was a problem, I will for sure look for that. Do you know what to do if you see them tilting their heads at the beginning? I hope those stretches work for him. I love all the cute little pictures of him. I can't wait until I can meet him in person.

  2. Darling little man. I wish I could meet him right now! I love the peeing story. That is honestly one of my biggest fears about having a little boy. Ha!