Saturday, July 14, 2012

One Month

One of the parenting cliches I always heard besides 'sleep now, you'll never sleep again' is how fast time goes by.  The first month was a blur, but absolutely amazing. I still can't believe I'm somebody's mom, but I'm loving it.  We have learned so much about being parents and while I have had my cranky, sleep deprived moments, I am loving every bit of this little guy.

Of course I'm late, but that's nothing new!

Levi is one month!

He had his appointment and he is a chunker- 11 lb 5 oz and 21 3/4 inches tall. This puts him at the 65th percentile for weight and 50th percentile for height.

Favorite Things to Do:
Going on walks with the family, being carried in the Ergo, snuggling with mama and papa, kicking his legs like crazy, and eating!

Levi had his bris ceremony and it was a very important day for him and us. I cried the whole time but I'm glad we were able to do this for our little man.

His grandma came to stay with us for a week and we all got to bond together.

Levi's other grandparents came over to visit and play with him.

Levi met his great grandpa and grandpa in Russia via Skype.

We started our mama and baby group and he's been out on several play dates so far.

Eating and Sleeping:
Levi is a champion eater and is on breast milk exclusively. I was so worried about not being able to feed him, but I can, and he's packing on the pounds.  In his first month, Levi was waking up to eat every 2 hours or less but in week 5 gave us a couple of nights of 4 and even 5 hours! We are going to start transitioning to the crib soon and that should be interesting.

The Dictator, Buddha, and a word in Russian that means little chubby man ;)

Little man, we love you so much! even though you party all night, mama's hair looks crazy, and a shower is a luxury, you make life so sweet.