How has a whole MONTH already passed??? It's really going way too fast. I remember saying that Juliet's newborn/infant stage passed so quickly, but this is just flying by.
I took monthly pictures with both of the other kids, but I'm going to do something slightly differently with Cormac. Instead of a "sign" next to him with the number of months he is, I'm going to steal this idea from one of my favorite blogs, Young House Love.
So, here's Cormac's first monthly picture, admittedly taken one day late and posted 2 days late. What can I say..he's the third child. This is to be expected. At least I'm doing it!
I weighed him on the 8th...just our home scale, so who knows how accurate, but he was 10 lbs. even. This didn't really surprise me....even Aidric and Juliet say, "Cormac sure does love his milk!" b/c he eats ALL THE TIME! (well, about every 2-3 hours during the day)
Speaking of night...so far, I can't complain too much. There's only been one night he's been up more than twice, so I count myself lucky on that account. Starting around week 2, he struggled to go back to sleep after eating, but I realized soon enough it was directly related to being on his back. He would start groaning and grunting and eventually spit up all over, gagging on it in the process. I decided to try putting him in the Fisher Price Rock n Play and things got much easier. I can pretty much feed him, burp him, keep him upright for 10 minutes or so and then put him back in this for instant return to sleep. (knock on wood...I don't want to jinx anything here) Generally, the "schedule" he's kind of set for himself is bedtime around 7:30/8:00, up some time between 12:00-2:00 and then again between 3:30-6:00. I've been lucky enough to get a handful of nights when he's slept 6-7 hours straight for that first stretch, going down around 7:30 and not waking until 2:00!
I wish I could say his days are as blissful. He is by far, our fussiest baby. That's not saying too much though, considering the first two were such easy babies! Cormac has a hard time just chilling out. If he's awake, he likes to be held and he likes interaction. The longest I think he's gone "unattended" and awake is maybe 15 minutes? And that's been a RARE occasion. He has a super fussy period in the early evening..from about 5:30-7:30 (yes, right when I'm trying to make dinner and then we're trying to eat). He spends the large majority of these 2 hours screaming. And it's hard b/c it doesn't really matter if we're holding him and trying everything we can think of or if he's sitting in the swing by himself...he continues to scream.
Despite the fussy evenings, he's pretty amazing, and I'm more in love with him than I thought possible. I'm anxiously awaiting the first real smile, and I can't wait to start seeing glimpses of his personality...to find out who this little man is going to be. A sensitive, thoughtful people pleaser like his older brother? Or a spirited, independent goofball like his sister? I'm sure it will be some unique combination all his own and I'm so excited to get to know him too!