|Mal & Chewy: Month #1|
SLEEP: All the time. He is only a month old. He wakes up once or twice a night and we all get about a 5 hour block of sleep--- as long as we go to sleep around the time he goes to sleep. Which is pretty good for a month old whose smaller than most newborns.
FOOD: Mal's a little different than his siblings. Because of his size, he won't nurse on one side, so I've had to pump exclusively on that side. Needless-to-say, this situation has made feeding really difficult. The hospital nurses said to give it time, since he's a preemie. In the mean time, he supplement with half breastmilk, half preemie formula--- so he can have more food/calories. The bonus with this is that everyone else can help with his feedings--- Annabelle LOVES this.
PLAYING/TOYS: The kids love talking and feeding him, and he's spent a couple of times underneath his gym--- that's about it for our little guy. Everyone is looking forward to when he interacts a little bit more.
PERSONALITY: Mal certainly lets himself be known--- he figured out how to use his lungs from the beginning. It's super cute and sad at the same time because you don't want to see him sad.
MILESTONES: Sleeping five hours. ***First Christmas ***First bath*** First Sea World adventure*** First family fun day *** First Restaurant visit*** Graduating from preemie clothes and diapers*** He tries to hold up his head, which is surprising for his size, but not for his age.
RANDOM: Right now the focus in on getting him eating and growing. The doctor warned me not to expect it to happen the same way as the other kids, so it's a whole new ball-of-wax. I'm looking forward to his body clock to be a little more scheduled and less random, so I can attempt to find a way to get things done around the house and take care of the rest of the family.