30 April 2012

Easton - One month old!!

I can not believe my tiny baby that I JUST gave birth to is already one month old!! Where has this last 4 weeks gone? I feel like I say that constantly, but when you have children, the time really does get away from you!
One month stats:

Weight: 10lbs 12oz (70%)
Height: 23" (90%)

Easton has gained quite a bit of weight in the past couple of weeks!! He's quickly turning into my big, tall boy. Just like Bennett!

Sleep. East is still sleeping really great! He has been having a little bit of a harder time actually falling asleep these days, but that's to be expected as babies grow out of the "newborn-ness". He's still on a similar schedule as he was a couple of weeks ago. He goes to bed between 10-11pm, usually wakes up around 3am to eat and then sleeps until 6am. Strange that he wakes up in the morning at the same time as his brother. He'll usually go back to sleep from around 8-11am. He seems to wake up from his morning "nap" right as I'm setting Bennett down for his nap. Ha ha figures, huh??? Darn it! So, needless to say, this Mama doesn't get much alone time.

Eating. He eats really well. He is still exclusively breastfed (see more on this, here). 
UPDATE {eating & breastfeeding}: Although, lately, he's been having terrible tummy troubles. You can see that he's very gassy and uncomfortable for a lot of this "awake time". I know that it's super common for infants to be gassy, after all, their little tummies are still developing and learning how to digest. But it's so so sad to see him struggling. So at his one month appointment, the doctor suggested that I might try cutting back on my dairy intake (I eat/drink a lot of it), and also cut back on citrus fruits. She also gave me some probiotic drops to give him in hopes it will help him to digest the milk better. I really really hope this works because it's so hard as a Mother to see your baby in pain and uncomfortable and not be able to do anything about it. A lot of people have suggested switching him to soy formula, but I am not willing to do that until I try everything else first. It's so important to me that he gets my milk. Obviously, if nothing works and he's still having issues-- we'll do what's best for him. But I need to do what I can to try to avoid switching him to formula. I don't want to have any regrets when I look back!

Clothing & Diapers. Easton is wearing 0-3 month clothes now. I love being able to re-use Bennett's old baby clothes. But it's kind of surreal seeing another newborn wearing the same outfits that I once loved seeing on Bennett. It's nostalgic for me in a lot of ways. 
He's wearing size 1 diapers. Still in Pampers Swaddlers, but I recently bought a small bag of Huggies while I'm waiting for my diapers.com order to get here. We'll see if I l like the Huggies diapers... if I do, I might make a permanent switch. Huggies are usually less expensive than Pampers.

I fall more and more in love my little guy every day. And even though he's fussy a lot of the day due to his tummy trouble, he's such a joy!!! He makes me so happy and I'm so very thankful to be his Mother!

20 comments:

krayzid0rk said...

He is so cute, I miss that stage terribly.

Huggies are our favorites as well. However when Costco has like a $6.00 off coupon and up to 2 boxes we STOCK up. I never tried the diapers.com thing but heard that amazon mom gives you 30% off and free shipping.

Keep the photos coming, my little one is now a year and I miss the snuggle stage instead of independent mouthy monster :)

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Anne U said...

My little man is pretty gassy too, I really need to cut out my dairy too probably.  I cut back, but I guess that's not enough.

Sheryl said...

Mandy, I was just like you with my little man! Determined to BF no matter what. He had a lot of tummy problems too. I cut out dairy, and it made a world of difference! I tried to stay away from spicy and acidy stuff too. Its tuff, but it really is only the first 3 months or so.  Have you also tried the knee to belly roll? It helps get stuff moving :) At least you know it will pass! Your boys are precious, and I love your blog :) 

Kyna said...

My little one was actually dairy intolerant and we didn't find out until about 2 months old. If that's the case for Easton (if dairy is just too hard for his tummy to handle right now), it does not mean you have to stop breastfeeding. I moved to a dairy free diet, and although it was hard, it was so worth it to be able to breastfeed still. I did it for 12 months and I survived (and it saved us a lot of money on expensive soy formula!) Good luck with the tummy troubles momma! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me! I have tons of info about elimination diets while breast feeding!
♥ Kyna

Libbybonjour said...

he is such a beautiful baby!!! adore your pictures of him. i'm so glad he's eating well for you! yay Easton

Victoria said...

My little boy is 3 weeks old today.. its amazing how time flies and how fast they grow up isnt it!!
He's lovely by the way. Im on pampers on a night and huggies in the day.. just seem to find they work better as with huggies we had a few leaks and ended up having to change his sleepsuits in the night..probs because my little ones got scrawny little legs still though ;) x

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Kristina said...

Hi Mandy,

He is adorable!! I have been enjoying your blog for a long time, but I have been pausing my blogging myself lately due to a rather hectic life, but I just wanted to mention that my 1st born had terrible trouble with his tummy. With my 2nd, I noticed straight away that her tummy got upset when I had coffee, so I stopped (I know, hard!!) and she was fine again. With my 3rd, I did not have any coffee, but tried and...he had terrible tummy problems, so maybe this might be worth trying to exclude? Citrus is another thing that my children has reacted to, so I think that was good advice as well.

Wishing you a wonderful day with your adorable boys!

Ashley said...

I know zilch about breastfeeding, but Shawna of Styleberry Blog has cute chocolate, onions, peppers and garlic out of her diet.  I know her little man was having trouble sleeping, but I think chocolate was one of the biggest culprits in him being fussy or something.  Your little man is a cutie!  

kari said...

Hi Mandy! :) I have two boys (about the same age as Bennett & Easton-  My boys are 28months & 3 months). My littlest man had some tummy troubles (screaming from gas & not happy most days- it was heartbreaking).. I switched to dairy free when he was 2 months old ..In my opinion, dairy free is great since there are so many food options out there now and you can have oreos.. win! Dairy intolerance's are in my family; my cousin who has twins & a younger toddler went through a lot with her boys being diary & soy intolerant. Soy is the second biggest with allergies/intolerance for infants (dairy being 1st). So it is possible for hm to have an issue with soy also (so be careful thinking about the soy formula). I can't have glasses of soy milk, but can have it other things and he does fine-just not large amounts of it.. he is a very happy boy now, all smiles & a terrific baby. You won't regret going dairy free when the result is a happy smiling baby!

kaley said...

such a sweet face! hope things better on the feeding front :)

Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com] said...

It's amazing how fast time goes by! My niece is 3 weeks today and that's just so unreal to me! He's so beautiful, you're doing a great job with him mama!

mandy @ asortafairytale said...

 Thanks Kristina! Actually, I don't drink coffee so that can't be the issue. I'll try cutting out a few other things, though! Hopefully we'll figure it out!

Aliya Rinaldi said...

I feel like even I can't believe he's already one month old!! What a sweetheart, I just love him!

Kiara Buechler said...

This is by far my favorite photo of him so far.  He is so handsome, and so sturdy now. I love him!

Jamie said...

Hi, I just stumbled across your blog today. Congrats on the beautiful boys!
I thought I would also add my two cents about breastfeeding and tummy troubles…. when I was breastfeeding my daughter she was also really gassy and uncomfortable/fussy for most of the day. Everyone told me to switch to formula, but I knew that wasn’t the solution.  After some research and discussing with the doctor further, we concluded that she had acid reflux. With some medication she was like a new baby! Also, I had an overactive letdown which was contributing to her tummy troubles too. When my letdown occurred I’d just pull her off until the letdown finished.  With controlling the acid reflux and letdown, we were able to continue breastfeeding! I'm just happy we didn't settle on lactose intolerant right away, as others suggested to us...
Great blog! and happy one month to easton!

amy@agoodlife said...

i'm excited to re-use all of parker's old stuff too!  but i was worried that i would just see it as "new baby in parker's old stuff" but i like the way you put it better :)

Chelsea @The Curly Cues said...

He is getting so big! He definitely looks  like himself and not exactly like Bennett. I hope his belly is feeling better. If it is dairy that is the issue I think cutting it out of your diet is enough, you shouldn't need formula just for a dairy issue. Hope it resolves quickly!

mandy @ asortafairytale said...

Yeah him and Bennett have similarities but Easton definitely has his own unique features!! Will be interesting to compare them as they get older!
And the tummy issues are getting a little bit better, thankfully!

mandy @ asortafairytale said...

That's one of the perks about having another boy!! You don't have to buy nearly as much stuff :-)

Mama Monkey said...

Boy that first month sure went fast! It's crazy how time flies after you have kids!!!  I wish I had a pause button every single day :)  It's something I definitely didn't get before I was a mom :)

Chocolate and caffine are what makes my babe spit up.  Even still at 8 months, if I eat chocolate or enjoy a cup of caffinated coffee she spits up on me :(  I didn't even realize it was chocolate that was causing it until my mom mentioned to me that when we were babies they stressed to all nursing moms that chocolate can cause tummy troubles in the baby.  Hope he's feeling better :)