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Comparatively …in photos…

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Photos on the left are Mason at one week, photos on the right are Mason at one month.  I think we’re both blown away by how much he’s grown in such a short time.

Mark gave the highlights of the big changes one month has shown us in our baby boy.  To throw out a handful more, at one month, Mason…

  • Still hates having his diaper changed about 40% of the time (ie. screams throughout the process)
  • Looks for us from across the room if he’s laying on the couch or in the swing
  • Has not yet outgrown his newborn clothes, but is starting to stretch them to the limit
  • No longer regularly pees through 5 outfits a day (although on occasion he still goes through 3 or 4)
  • Loves his fuzziest blankets the best
  • Will happily lie on his back gazing at the room around him
  • Will wave his hands and start to cry hesitantly when he’s no longer okay laying by himself
  • Still loves being held and cuddled most.
  • Falls asleep almost immediately upon entering the Moby wrap
  • Has started fighting sleep much more when he gets his most tired
  • Has developed the most adorable array of coos and squawks
  • and will sit semi-straight in a rocking chair for about 7 seconds when propped up with pillows and blankets (which is long enough for us to snap several dozen photos of him)

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Coordination at One Month

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Last Thursday Mason celebrated his 1 month birthday! This was a monumental day (more for us than him) and we “celebrated” by telling him he was now one month old, we took some photos, and ate some old Halloween candy. Killer party but holy moly one month has flown by!

Over the month Mason has gained weight, he’s now around 10lbs, and we’ve recently noticed that he is gaining more control of his head and doing a better job of tracking us (and the ceiling fans) with his eyes.

He was born with a strong neck but recently he has been lifting, turning, and making more intentional and controlled movements.  A couple of times last week Elaine put him down for some tummy time- from what I heard the first time was not successful but the second was much easier. No photos were taken of the first attempt 😉

Mason’s love affair with the fans has continued but like I mentioned he is now much better at following us as we move around. His eyes are open a lot but until recently they were just open. Now they are looking and he is gazing at objects, seems more curious about things, and likes to be outside. His eyes still have a lot of blue in them and we’ll see how the genetic war plays out. Regardless it is fun to see him engage with us and see him grown in so many ways!

One last comment on his coordination.. Over the last couple weeks Ruby has begun licking Mason’s feet, hands, and loves to kiss his face.  If you’ve never met Ruby, she loves kisses and can lick and lick and lick. Poor, stationary, and uncoordinated Mason is a sitting duck for them. Their bonding has required our supervision mostly so we can advocate when he’s had enough bonding. Last night they were on our bed and she started to lick to his forehead much like she usually does. Well, Mason must not have wanted puppy kisses at the moment and he quickly swung his hands up and smacked her away. We all learned lessons in that moment – Mason is not Ruby’s licking toy and we might not need to step in as often now.  (Ida- we will not let Ruby lick him too much and yes he wore a hat to bed last night)

As promised here are some ONE MONTH photos. Smiles are coming! Thanks for reading…

PS the whole gaining an hour of sleep during day light savings is no longer valid