Davis at 1 Month

It’s a little strange doing a monthly post about someone other than Garrett, (and yes I realize this post is a few weeks late as well) but I guess now is as good of a time as ever to get used to it! I’ve got a whole new set of monthly stickers that Davey Boy’s photo will be taken with and that I get to share with you all for the next 12 months! How excited are you 😉

1 Month Old!

1 Month Old!

Things are going as well as can be expected. 2 under 2 is a completely different world than just caring for a toddler, but we are learning what works for Davis and how to manage both boys every day. I’m so blessed to have Dan to figure it all out with, and the boys are so lucky to have such an awesome Daddy. I seriously could not, nor would I want to do this without him!

Davis was born at 7bs 13 oz and 20 inches. When we left the hospital he was down to 7lbs 8oz (which isn’t bad at all) and 4 days later on Christmas Eve, he was already back up to his birth weight, so needless to say, nursing is going really well again! He had very little problems latching on and thankfully we continue to thrive in the breastfeeding department. Our only hiccup is that Davis seems to have a little bit of reflux, so we have to make sure we burp him every few minutes or he will spit up. Dan is once again way better at burping than I am.

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Good thing Daddy is such a good burper

Weight gaining has not been a problem at all for Davis, he has been gaining almost a pound a week, but I think that is finally starting to slow down a little bit. He’s also growing like a weed. He’s already outgrown all of his newborn clothes and his newborn diapers and at 5 weeks old he is in size 1 diapers and 3 month clothes.

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Soooo long!

Here is Davis’ most recent info:

  • Weight: 11lbs
  • Length: 22 3/4 inches
  • Size 1 Diapers
  • 3 Month Clothes

Although he’s still sleeping quite a bit, he’s much more alert now than he was as s newborn, and he will sometimes be up for 4 hrs at a time (although we try to avoid that, because then he gets overtired and that’s no fun for anyone)

  • Eating about 3 oz per feeding about every 3-4 hrs
  • Napping about 3-4 times a day depending. Lots of naps are taken while we’re out and about running errands
  • Sleeping in his crib at night and for some naps now (the nursery shares a wall with our room, and he seems to sleep better in there all swaddled up anyways)
  • Otherwise naps in his swing or in his rock’n play sleeper

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  • Longest stretch of sleep was 7 hrs!
  • Was sleeping in 3-4 hour stretches, but now usually sleeps in 4-5 hour stretches at night
  • Very much prefers to be rocked to sleep (going to try and break that habit soon)
  • Only cries if he is hungry, wet, has gas, or is overtired
  • Smiles (I know ppl say it’s gas but I don’t care)
Smiles!

Smiles!

He’s a really great baby, and although he is different in some ways, he is also very similar to Garrett as a newborn/1 month old

  • Same weight and length at 1 month
  • Same clothes size
  • Both got the awesome newborn acne that comes from their bodies getting rid of my hormones
  • Both took to nursing right away and gained weight at the same rate
  • They both HATE being in a wet diaper
  • They have similar facial expressions and while I think they look a lot a like in some pictures, I think they look different in person.

I’m happy to report that all of our newborn instincts seemed to come back to us pretty quickly (For all of you expecting your second little ones soon!!)

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My Cutie Pie

I think the biggest adjustment aside from waking up more frequently, and being depended on for absolutely everything has been to go from holding Garrett to holding Davis, Davis seems like a little peanut and G feels like a monster! I wasn’t sure how I would ever be able to love another child as much as I love Garrett, but the second I laid eyes on my little Davis I was smitten and I felt silly that I even questioned it! We are so blessed to have another Handsome, and Healthy Baby Boy!

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Garrett’s 18th Month

It’s hard to believe our little man has gone from this…

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To this…

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In what feels like the blink of an eye.

He turned 18 months on December 24th

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4 days after he became a big brother,

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which is why this post is 3 weeks late.

But without further adieu, here’s what he’s been up to

Stats:

  • Height: 34.5 inches (97%)
  • Weight: 28lbs (89%)
  • Head Circumference: 19 inches (73%)
  • Teeth: 12 going on 16 ; all 4 of his canines have broken through his gums so he has pointy white tips that are visible
  • Size 4 diapers
  • Size 2T shirts and 18-24 month pants
  • Size 8 shoe

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A day in the life:

  • Wakes between 6:30 and 7:30
  • Daddy feeds him breakfast around 8 and gets him dressed while Mommy feeds Davis
  • School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 ish to around 1
  • MWF we’ve been home lately, but as soon as I get the go ahead from the Dr. we are going to venture out to the gym again and fill our mornings as best we can with a newborn in tow
  • Lunch around noon
  • Nap anytime between 12:30-3:30, usually naps about 2 or 2.5 hours
  • Snack and play time after he wakes up
  • Dinner between 5-5:30
  • After dinner playtime with Daddy and Mommy both!
  • Bath
  • Bedtime is 7:30

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What he’s Eating:

  • Unfortunately, he’s still riding the picky eater train
  • He likes cheese, pancakes, oatmeal, cereal bars, just about all fruits, peas, corn and black beans, mac n cheese (only the Kraft brand)
  • Sometimes he’ll eat turkey deli meat, or a chicken quesadilla, loves spaghetti (as long as it’s actual spaghetti or angel hair pasta)
  • Would live on fruit/veggie pouches and milk if we’d let him!

Things he Loves:

  • Pushing whatever toys he can all around the house
  • His sorting/stacking toys
  • Knocking things down
  • Reading books

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  • Playing peek a boo with his brother

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  • His Doggies
  • Tupperware
  • Playing in the water or outside

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Accomplishments/Tricks

  • Dancing
  • If you say “beep, beep, beep” (like a truck or bus does in reverse) he’ll stop what he’s doing and “back it up” (walk backwards)
  • Jumping
  • Running
  • Closing his eyes and mouth in preparation to get his face wiped after he eats
  • Sticking out his tongue

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What He’s Saying:

  • Lot of baas, daas, gaas, gogs, and any multi-sylabic combination of the previous
  • Not really formulating many coherent words yet, but he sure knows what he’s saying
  • He points at and says things that we can sometimes make out, but I really can’t wait for him to start talking fluently

And one more thing:

  • He’s the best, cutest, silliest, most handsome, and greatest 18+ month old I know!

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