Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Charlie at One Month (and One Day)

Can you believe?  Because I sure cannot!  Seriously...a month already!?  No way!  I'm so sad at how quickly time goes with infants.  So, at one month Charlie hasn't done much growing, but the doctor isn't worried.

Birth                                 One Month
7 lbs, 2 oz                         7 lbs, 11 oz
20"                                     20"
For his weight and height, Charlie is in the 10th percentile and his noggin is in the 7th (percentile).   At this age, Delaney and Katie were both 9 lbs, 3 oz, and Rowe was 9 lbs, 8 oz.

Charlie at Birth                                                                                  Charlie at One Month

He is a good little boy.  He sleeps well, eats well, and is so very quiet.  He is usually up for about 2-3 hours in the morning and again at night, with an hour here and there.  He'll sleep for anywhere from 1-2 hours during the day for "naps" and 3-4 hours at night, which is very nice.  We still have him in NB clothes, but have lots of super cute 0-3 month clothes clean and ready for him.  He continues to sleep in the bassinet, but has graduated to our room and Peter and I are getting a little bit more sleep.  Not sure when we'll move him into his room he'll share with Rowe, but I think it'll go well.

Poor guy hasn't had much tummy time.  He's been held and spoiled so far this month. He was on his belly for a while today...but quickly fell asleep.  He does have some strength, despite his size.  If held (for balance), he can support his weight on both or even one leg.  He also holds up his head very well and bobs it around.  He has a pretty good grip and will grab onto fingers and clothes tightly.

I'm so in love!  I think his sisters are too.  Delaney is learning to change diapers and loves to sing him to sleep.  Katie is quick to jump up to get him a paci if he is fussy.  Rowe loves to smother him with hugs and kisses.  A cute thing she does, is that she'll put his "B" or burb cloth/blankie on her sholder and hold it there w/the side of her chin/face and try to pick him up.  She really mimics what we do with him, pretty cute. 

Soon Charlie will be tracking us, smiling, and coo'ing.  As much as I'm looking forward to that, I'm not looking forward to how fast this newborn stage will pass with our last baby!
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