I cannot believe a month has passed since this little man came into our life. Asher turned a month old last week. Over the last month, we’ve had some fun and crazy times. Here’s a little recap (with lots of phone pictures because that’s life now)!
We struggled with breastfeeding at first thanks to a tongue tie and lip tie, but he’s clearly got it figured out now and LOVES to eat. He’s gained back 3 pounds 6 ounces in a month’s time with over two pounds in the last two weeks! I am still in shock that he weighed 10 pounds 6 ounces at one month.
Because of that, he’s quickly outgrowing his newborn clothes and he’s been in size 1 diapers for about two weeks!
His first bath was a bit rough, but we learned and the second bath went much better. He actually enjoyed it.
Had to put a modesty patch on that pictures so he doesn’t hate me when he’s 16. LOL.
Now he’s a total pro at bath time!
Asher quickly learned the difference between mommy and daddy, mainly because he realized that dad didn’t have the equipment to feed him. But he really enjoys play time with his dad and could spend all day just staring at Remington’s face!
We’ve been struggling with reflux that came on at 2 weeks and has progressively gotten worse (we have tried all of the natural remedies and are now trying probiotics…our next step will be to medicate, but that’s a last resort). Since he has reflux, he screams when he’s laid on his back especially after a feeding, but he actually enjoys tummy time! He’s a champ at lifting his head up because he’s so strong, which is amazing because kid’s got a big noggin.
Speaking of two weeks, he hit a growth spurt over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. He wanted to sleep and eat all day. So much that he ate himself sick on Christmas Eve projectile throwing up his last meal and we had to give him an impromptu bath.
Christmas Day we had a ton of visitors come over to see him, including his red-headed cousins.
Just like me, Asher pretty much hates waking up. It’s the worst thing ever. He also gets pretty mad at being cold and having a wet diaper. He’ll sit in a dirty diaper for a while, but if it’s wet the end of the world is near.
He also seems to hold in pee until the moment you remove his diaper and has already peed on his own face (and made it into his mouth) twice. But don’t feel too bad for him because he has also peed on both of us a few times.
Everyone asks us about the dogs and what they think about him. Dash was in a funk for a few days, but quickly recovered. In fact, he finally let up his tough guy act on a walk this week when Asher started to cry by whimpering and trying to jump up to see him in the stroller. Dodge on the other hand (our little wrecking ball) has been incredible. He’s Asher’s little babysitter. He always needs to be near him following me into his room in the morning to get him up, hanging out at bedtime while Dad reads him a story, giving him nose kisses on the check and licking his hands. He’s been so easy and gentle with him. I think they’ll all be best friends!
We can’t wait until Asher can talk to us, but in the meantime, we’ll take his sweet coos and grunts. He’s definitely a vocal and active little guy when he’s awake!
Figuring out this parenthood thing in the first month has been a fun, frustrating, difficult, and rewarding adventure. You definitely question every decision you make, hoping and praying it’s the best thing for your kid. The first few days are some of the hardest ever. In the end though, he’s ours. He’s our little man and no one else can teach us how to raise him. We have the privilege of that honor.