One Month Old Update

It’s amazing how much of a distinct little person Charlie has become in the past month. Here are some of my observations on his likes/dislikes.

He loves to eat – it’s his favorite past time (as you can tell by those big cheeks), and Travis even thinks he dreams about it in his sleep from the way his mouth moves and he smiles in his sleep.

He gets so mad if he can’t latch on right away and get the milk. He pitches a full on tantrum if it takes more than 2 seconds to get adjusted. He also does this crazy head shake as he’s attaching on – like he’s attacking it with gusto.

He hates a wet diaper – doesn’t really mind a poopy one (which I think would be much worse), but demands (read screams) to have his diaper changed as soon as he has wet it. The websites and books say you use 8-12 diapers per day. That is not the case in the Cain household. One day I used 3 diapers in 30 minutes (he wanted one because he was wet, I wanted to change him because he pooped, and the third one because in my haste to get him out of the poopy one I didn’t let him finish). I would say we average about 15 diapers a day. It’s a good thing we’re breastfeeding because I think we’d be broke if we were trying to afford formula AND all these diapers.

Charlie’s favorite place to lay is on your chest where he gets a full-body snuggle and can hear your heartbeat. He also really likes taking daytime naps snuggled up next to me while I read or catch up on Tivo – he snuggles up against my leg. Sometimes I can sneak out of the bed and do a few things around our bedroom, but he cannot be disturbed to be picked up and put in his crib or the bassinet. He’s no dummy and you can’t get one over on him – he only accepts being placed in the bassinet when it’s night time.

I really love it when he sneezes and coughs – he looks so pitiful and sweet at the same time.

He gets the hiccups all he time. He sounds like a little toy top popping.

He has gotten used to his baths in the infant tub, but he doesn’t squeal with delight or smile – just stares at me with that concerned face until the whole ordeal is over and he can relax that we didn’t drop him in the water.

He loves the fans – they don’t even have to be running – just get him adjusted so that he can look at them – he appreciates the fact that we have one in almost every room.

He loves his vibrating seat, and loves it even more when his daddy pushes on it and makes it bounces a little bit. He still likes his lamb swing too and usually naps in it between the early morning feeding when he’s awake and Mama desparately needs to get one more set of sleep.

He likes to go for walks and car rides – by that I mean that he goes to sleep immediately and misses most of the excitement and surroundings.

I stay up with him throughout the night and we hang out, but he also really like that time around 6:30 every morning when he and Travis go lay on the couch and give me some uninterrupted sleep. He also likes to hang out in Travis’ office with him while I do some things around the house (this is usually when he’s in the vibrating seat and getting rocked by Trav).

He’s really starting to hold his head up, but he doesn’t like it. He really hates tummy time that only involves the floor and not laying on someone else, and is not afraid to let us know.

He does this crazy stretching a lot now and really contorts his body – it’s pretty hilarious – I need to get a video of it soon.

We are having a lot of fun, and hopefully it doesn’t make us bad parents that we laugh at him a lot (even some of his tantrums and cries are funny). We can’t wait to see what he does this next month.

I’ll leave you with some photos taken this past weekend for the GA/FL game and Halloween (which Charlie hated with a passion).
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can you tell he hated it?

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One Response

  1. Such a cute little pumpkin! I love hearing about how he’s doing! It brings back memories of Baby Stu being 1 month old (and I get teary eyed reading about it). Time flies! Enjoy every minute and I cannot wait to see y’all and meet the baby.

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