Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy 1 Month Alex

I can't believe it's been a month already. The first thing Eli said was "He's just what I always wanted!!" and he hasn't changed his mind about that! He LOVES his brother!

How's life adjusting to a new baby in the house you ask? blessing!!

I have been working on the 'birthday story' in another post, but lacking sleep and time - that is taking longer than this will. Mr. Alex is one month old today. At his doctor check up this morning he weighed 10 lbs and 6 ozs and is 21 1/4" long. That's up from 7 lbs 8 ozs and 19 inches at birth.
We have conquered most of the breastfeeding issues, are working on a schedule and are being retrained on how long it takes to go somewhere with a baby...not to mention a very curious 4 year old. Eli is still very much in love with his brother. He is a BIG helper and wants to love on and hold Alex every chance he gets. It is really endearing.

Alex is a very happy baby - FULL of smiles! I have called him the "thinker" (just like the statue) since we got a sono pic of him with his fist to his chin. Turns out that is one of his favorite positions outside of the womb as well. Nursing, sleeping or just chillin - the fist is usually up at his chin...thinkin! WAY cute. It will be interesting to see if he turns out to be a methodical systematic kind of guy.

He loves being on his tummy, especially to sleep. Of course we are too paranoid to let him sleep like this at night, but naps laying next to us where we can watch him is great. His neck is so strong and prefers to be scoping out the world around him. Maybe he's just getting a head start keeping an eye on his big brother?

A friend commented on how Alex was literally prayed here and that is the truth! When we didn't have the strength or words to pray for him we could always trust that someone else had it covered with us. We are so blessed to have such great friends and family.

Here are a few pics of our sweet new addition.

His first picture at home on the changing mat that Granny made - way too cute! Thank you Granny!!
Below - Alex at 1 month...such a big boy!
Brotherly love...

Some chillin - skin to skin time - just the boys!

Loving my nap.

My first actual bath...I love my baths. Ahh - so relaxing!

Who are you calling little? I'm gonna get you someday for that!All in all - life is good. :)