Asher Gray: 1 month

welcome to the world my sweet boy! your first month of life has been full. full of nursing, sleeping, not sleeping, brother time, hots days and nights, diaper changing, staying in, going out, first baths, celebrating fathers day, being with family, meeting new friends, and being as cute as can be!
this month:
-we came home from the hospital after spending 2 nights and about 3 days there
-you were diagnosed with some jaundice, came home on a bilibed and came off it by day 4 of life
-life revolves around your feedings: sometime between 3and5am, 8am, 11am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, and 10pm
-your burps and farts are LOUD. louder than any other baby i've ever met. seriously. loud. every.single.time.
-your a very slow nurser. it takes about an hour each feeding... but it's God's way of telling me to slow down so i'm enjoying our quiet moments and trying not to get too frustrated when we have somewhere to be ;) 
-early on your nights and days were confused... most nights i was up till 1 or 2am or up for 4 hours stretches in the middle of the night... it was pretty rough but then at 3 weeks you figured it out!
-on june 30th you slept 10:30pm to 5:44am! holy cow! amazing! and you've kept that up pretty much every night since then {talked about one amazing baby & one blessed momma!}
-you spent the first two weeks in our room. but i was ready to move you so we moved your brother downstairs and put your basket on the floor in your room. you seem comfy there :) 

-your first bath was pretty rough- you cried the whole time, your brother was very concerned, and as i was pulling you out your brother toppled into the tub head first! thankfully he caught himself with his hands and daddy was there to pull him out! a moment not to be forgotten! 
-so far, i'm pegging your personality as content. most days, you sleep, eat, hang out quietly in your chair, and then fall back asleep. life is pretty good for you little Asher Bear.

-you sleep swaddled up night and tight. you don't sleep super great when we are out and about but you don't complain either.
-2 days after you were born the Black Forest Fire started. it was a pretty crazy, emotional time and all three of the houses i grew up in burned down. thankfully, we were far away from the fire and safe minus dealing with the smoky air. the fire took almost 500 houses and burned thousands of acres of the forest i love, but through it all God is faithful and has a plan...
-1 month STATS:
  • weight: 10.1 lbs - 57percentile
  • height: 23 inches - 97percentile
  • head circumference:
- we love you more & more everyday!
my Asher Bear, we are so in love with you. you are the perfect addition to our family. you are content and don't get upset too easily when i have to pay attention to your brother or the house or something else. i'm so beyond thankful for your amazing sleeping! i'm praising God for the amazing bond He's creating between you and your brother. you are quick to watch and listen to his crazy antics and he takes good care of you and always wants to know where you are. i love looking into your sweet blue eyes and kissing your sweet cheeks. i can't wait to watch you grow and see more of your personality.
love you,
your momma

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