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Monday, August 16, 2010

Matthew - One Month

It's hard to believe our sweet Matthew is already one month old today!

I don't feel like he's that old, though. I guess that's because he spent the first two weeks of his life in the hospital...

He's doing great! He is a super good baby and only really cries for obvious reasons (hungry, wet, dirty, etc). He is eating 2 1/2 to 3 ounces every three hours (yes, I'm pumping and giving him a bottle - I haven't completely given up on nursing him - more on that later). He is still a bit uncoordinated at the beginning of his feedings and forgets to breathe. But after a couple of times of me taking the bottle out of his mouth, he seems to get it and finishes without any problems. He has the sweetest chubby cheeks and is starting to get rolls on his long legs. Love it! I'm going to take him back to the pediatrician this week to be weighed, but I can tell that he has gotten bigger. He is starting to stay awake for short periods of time, and his eyes have changed from brown to deep grey. It will be interesting to see what color they end up being. I'm loving watching his eyelashes grow, too. He didn't have any when he was born just like his biggest sis, Jessica. He is very noisy and grunty which makes sleeping hard, especially for Gib who now gets up at 3:30am...crazy or what?! (He's training for a half marathon in October) I'm still getting used to changing boy diapers and haven't been shot at yet! Maybe that's because I always have it covered.

I don't want this time to pass too quickly, but I know it will...

I have a few cute pictures that I wanted to post from yesterday, but Gib fell asleep and I hate to wake him to load them on this laptop of his. Which speaking of, I'm going to be lost tomorrow because his classes start tomorrow night, so I'll be computer-less. Even though I don't spend much time on the internet these days, it's at least nice to have that option...

I will definitely come back and add the pictures for our family memories, and I'll be sure to let you know when I do.

Well, I've typed this whole post one-handed because he was sleeping so peacefully in my arms. But now it's time to get his bottle warmed and the two of us ready for bed even though we, make that I, won't be sleeping much I'm sure! Oh, I got a Moby Wrap which I'm super excited about using. I put him in it for a short time tonight and we both loved it. :) I have someone coming to clean my kitchen and bathrooms tomorrow...I'm super excited about that, too!



  1. I can hear happiness in your voice as you describe just some daily ins and outs with your little guy there at home... and I love it! I still am just praising God that he is finally here. And I can not wait to see those pictures... Praying for you sweet friend!

  2. One handed typing! I'm impressed :) Glad to hear that Matthew continues to thrive..can't wait to see pictures!

  3. I had to smile about the one handed typing...I wouldn't want to put him down either. (:>)
    And the moby wrap will keep him close too which will be good for him and for mommy.

    I am so happy for you Tonya. Can't wait to see more pictures.

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  4. Hey Girl! Just checked your blog... I have been wondering how you guys are doing. Glad to hear you are well. I can't believe Matthew is 1 month and I can't wait to see pictures when you get a chance to post them. Let's catch up sometime this week or next via phone!! I want to hear your voice! I miss you...

  5. Sounds lovely... :)

    And more pictures please! I'm sure he's changed so much in the two weeks since we saw him.

    I thought Hannah Mae was the BEST most content baby in the whole world because she hardly ever cried (unless we were changing her diaper, she didn't even cry when she was hungry) and then she hit 6 weeks and everything changed. She woke up out of her sleepy newborn phase, hit a growth spurt, developed reflux and showed us her true personality.
    It was hard/wonderful/and so so funny!

    I miss you, sweet friend. I think about you all the time and sometimes forget how far away I am now.


  6. 1 month??? how did that happen? I know you're so glad to have all your babies under the same roof! You sound so happy and I"m so happy for you! Email me when you get a chance and don't forget I'm here if(when) your emotions are all mixed up:)

    Love ya!