Charlie at One Month...

Charles Davis... you are one month old!

A part of me feels like this past month has gone so fast and a part of me feels like you've been with us much longer than a month.  It's been somewhat of a blur the past few weeks with a newborn, the holidays, Henry catching the flu and just trying to figure out life as a family of four.  And while there hasn't been much sleep, I wouldn't change it for anything.

At your one month appointment you weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and were 21 inches long.  You are definitely a growing boy and have mostly grown out of your newborn clothes and are wearing 0-3 months.  You are still in newborn diapers and I imagine will be for another few weeks.

You are not on any type of schedule yet and basically eat when you are hungry and sleep when you are tired.  You've had some tummy issues and we are still trying to get that all sorted out.  I stopped nursing you on Christmas Day when you were at three weeks.  I really hated to give this up so early but you seemed to be in pain and would arch your back and scream.  Henry had this same issue and we ended up putting him on soy formula so we tried the same with you.  While this seemed to help some, you still are having issues and are clearly still in pain.  You are grunting and your tummy clamp ups.  Your pediatrician suggested another formula so we're hoping that does the trick.  We've spent quite a bit of time holding and bouncing you at all hours of the day to help you calm down and feel better.  You take 2-3 ounces of formula every hour to three hours and at night usually give us a long stretch at first of about 3-4 hours.  You normally wake up around 12, 3 and then 6 to eat but a lot of times we are up in between feedings to help soothe you back to sleep.  You are also still sleeping in the pack n play in our room but will likely move upstairs to your crib soon.

We had a busy couple of weeks around the holidays but I was thankful to be able to spend some days home alone with you before the hustle and bustle.  We snuggled on the couch in our pjs, watched Christmas movies and wrapped presents together.

You love sleeping in your seat just like your brother did.  The only issue is that when the vibration stops you tend to wake up so we have to make sure we are always restarting it. 

We took your newborn pictures when you were 10 days old and they turned out great!  You had a hard time falling asleep for the pictures and your brother didn't want to cooperate all that much but we still managed to get some great shots.

Your brother is crazy about you.  He's always saying your name and pointing at you, bringing you a blanket, patting your back and even helps hold your bottle.  He also constantly asks to hold you on the couch.  I know you two will be great buds when you're older.

We celebrated your first Christmas this past month and while you had some tummy issues, we still had a great day.

I absolutely love catching you smile, especially during the middle of the night which makes getting up a little easier :)

Your favorite place to fall asleep is in our arms.  I know at some point you won't do this so I'm making sure to get all the snuggles in that I can.

You dressed in maroon and crimson this month to cheer on the Aggies and Sooners and both teams won.  I'm convinced you are going to be more of an OU fan than your brother but we'll see :)

We've had quite a few cold days for Houston which is fine by me since we've been able to stay warm and cozy inside :)

You are starting to be more alert during the day and I love watching you look around.  I know soon you'll be making smiles when you look at us!

I had to include this pic of your sweet little baby feet...

Charlie - you have been the best addition to our family and we're so excited to watch you grow and learn your personality.  Love you Charlie boy!!

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