Luke 10:41-42

"But the Lord answered her, 'Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing.'"

Monday, December 8, 2014

One month old!

The little guy is now a month old, although it feels like he's always been a part of our family.  It's been interesting to see the similarities and differences so far between him and his big sister.

How they are alike-
The face!  Everyone keeps remarking how much he resembles L as a newborn.  My friend LEBean says that she and I are just able to make the same kind of baby.

Nursing has been easy and so far, both have been fine taking a bottle.  Since I'll be going back to work in a month, I'm praying this will continue.

If we're out, he'll be asleep most of the time, except when he's hungry (about every 2 and a half hours).  He's definitely the easier child to take out in public right now.

They both are good escape artists with the swaddle blankets, although L was able to get out of them a little earlier on.

Loves the ceiling fan, even if it isn't moving.

How they are different-
At night L slept in the swing from about day 3; her little brother prefers to snuggle and sleep with us, but we're transitioning to the vibrating chair and he's been sleeping for longer stretches at night in it. He tolerates the swing off and on during the day.  Big sis likes to adjust the speed and music for him,

He spits up more.  It doesn't seem to bother him, but I have to keep the burp cloths accessible all the time to save our clothes.  His eyes are bigger than his stomach, like his father.

He is taking a pacifier a lot earlier, although he does like the same kind big sis did.  He's also a big fan of his fingers.  He was actually born with a callus from sucking on them in utero.

We think his eyes are turning blue, and his hair is coming in blonde!  L's hair didn't lighten until after a year.

Overall I'd say our family of 4 is adjusting well.  Things take a lot longer to get done around the house with 2 munchkins to feed, keep in clean diapers/Pull-ups, clothes and also happy.  This post, for example, was started 2 and a half days ago, and Christmas decorations took a few days to get put up and then a week for the storage boxes to be put away.  I've gotten lucky and both will occasionally be napping at the same time; then it's the big decision-do I sleep/relax or try to get a task completed? About half the time, dozing on the couch while Property Brothers plays in the background wins.

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