Saturday, February 28, 2009

One Month Old

Colten has been in our lives for a month has gone by so quickly!
For now, he's a pretty good baby. He doesn't cry a whole lot, but that could be that we tend to hold him a lot. They are only little for so long and we know from having Austin that it doesn't really spoil them! :-) He's pretty laid back, which is probably why he really has no interest in pushing up on his arms during tummy time! His neck muscles are really strong though and he likes to look up at things a lot, especially the ceiling fan.
Colten likes to sleep with Mommy and Daddy better than he likes to sleep in his bassinet. He sleeps much better there, but we are still trying to keep him in the bassinet since there's not a lot of space in a queen sized bed with 2 adults and a newborn!
He teases us with a couple of nights of long sleep stretches (ie 5-6 hours), then a couple of nights of eating every 3 hours. :-) He seems to like to keep us on our toes!
He loves to be in the Ergo Baby Carrier and falls asleep in it almost everytime I use it. He loves to smile at us and is nursing exceptionally well. He's about 10 1/2 pounds least according to our scale! Colten's really filling out the 0-3 month clothes now and has officially outgrown all his newborn stuff...they are put away now.
Colten also has this uncanny sense of when I am trying to do things that require 2 hands. He always seems to know when I need to do something else instead of hold him and fusses and grunts until I stop what I am doing and hold him. Its really nice at time to just sit and hold him...but there are times when my house is definitely not looking its best! That's ok though...we have 2 kids, 2 dogs and a cat...its not going to look like a model home anyway. :-)

We look forward to seeing more of Colten's personality and see how it changes over time.

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