I can't believe it's already been a whole month since Mason was born. The time has really flown by- two keeps you busy! We've had a great first month and everyone is adjusting well to the newest member of the family.Brighton is such a great big sister! She loves to help mommy, whether it's putting Mason's pacifier in (with a reminder to BE GENTLE!), pushing him in his swing (not so fast Brighton!), playing with him (Stop poking his eyes!), or just holding him (this one's ok, she just tends to hog him for over 45 minutes- no joke!)
This is what he wore for his blessing (above). I bought a really cute white sweater vest for him to wear, but it was so big he looked ridiculous. So, no sweater. And I ended up making his pants because the ones that I bought were huge! My little man is so skinny! Like father, like son.
We went to the doctor on Wednesday for his one month appointment. Sadly, Mason is failing to thrive, and weighs the same as he did when he was born- not good after 5 weeks. The doctor has suggested supplementing with formula, but I'm a breast milk all the way kind of mom. So we invested in a breast pump and I've been alternating pumping and feeding ever hour and a half to get my supply up. I'm thinking he's just a lazy sucker and may end up needing to be bottle fed.
I'm also taking all the dairy out of my diet for the next little while to see if he might just be lactose intolerant and not digesting everything well enough. And no dieting! Not that I've worried about that yet, but now I really have to make sure I'm not counting calories and try to eat several meals throughout the day.
But you'd never know that he was hungry- he hardly ever cries! And he's already a great sleeper (in his own room for the last 3 weeks!). We've had our nights, but he's typically awake during the day and stays sleepy at night. He's actually going 5 hours between the middle of the night feeding and early morning one which allows me to get some sleep.
So, I'm running off about 3-4 hours of sleep a night- not my 10 that I was getting before his arrival. It's in my best interest to fatten him up so I don't go crazy, my skin will actually start clearing up, and I can have energy to squeeze in a run or workout at some point.