October 24, 2015

Ollie 1 Month

Time really needs to slow down. Oliver became a month old on the 22nd. When.... how did that happen? It feels like yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital. I find myself constantly staring at him, and I cry a little inside because he's getting big so fast. Yet at the same time he's still so small. 

Slowly he is getting some baby rolls, and his face and neck have thickened. But he is still a skinny guy, and he is still in newborn clothes/diapers. I'm totally ok with that. No need to hurry. Oliver loves to eat, but is a nibbler and takes his time. I am so grateful that I was able to work through the challenges I was having in breastfeeding him. He loves to stretch out his legs when his diaper is being changed, reminding us that he is going to be a tall kid. Naps are not his thing. In the morning after he's been fed, he'll sleep for a couple of hours, but after that he will catnap for a few minutes, then is wide awake the rest of the day. We are currently investing in a swing. I laugh every time I hear or read, nap when baby naps. Believe me I would love to if I could. Oliver is starting to sleep majority of the night, which has been wonderful. He'll wake up sometime around 4 or 5 to be fed, but will then fall right back asleep for a couple of hours. Also car rides are not his thing. Little man hates being in his carseat, and is very vocal in letting us know unless I'm sitting in the back seat holding a binky in his mouth.

I can't even begin to describe how much I love this little human. He is beginning to recognize who I am and will give random little smiles. And whether or not its from gas, or because he knows who I am, I like to think the latter. He also has the greatest facial expressions, especially when he is milk drunk. Everyday he is growing and learning. 

This has definitely been a whirlwind of a month. We've been working on getting a routine down. Some days it goes as planned, and others it goes the complete opposite direction. Being a new mother is definitely a challenge, and it's been hard and emotional, but I love it. I love being a mom. I love being able to look at this tiny human and know that he is ours for eternity. 

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