Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Knox {1 month update}

This is, oh, about 2 weeks overdue!  But better late than never.

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This little guy is seriously an awesome baby.  I was afraid that I spoke too soon in my post about our life with three kids right after he was born, but this guy has seriously been a seamless addition to our family.

Eating & Spitting
Knox is a fantastic eater!  He has nursed like a champ since day one.  And his weight shows how much he likes to eat!  He gained over 3 pounds in 3 weeks.  Until recently, he was eating around every 2 hours.  This past week, he is going about 3-3 1/2 hours, which has been nice.  I actually have a few extra minutes in my day :)  

He's a big spitter though.  Like my other kids, he definitely has reflux.  The difference is that it doesn't seem to make him uncomfortable constantly like it did them.  He has a few episodes a week where it clearly bothers him, but we've decided to hold off on giving him medicine for the time being.  And it seems to be working okay.

He looks like...
Knox really looks like his own baby.  Some people say he looks like me.  My mom swears he looks like Matt.  Others swear he is a dead ringer for big brother Gray.  I just can't tell.  I'm so excited to see who he ends up looking like as he grows.  I don't think my older two look anything alike, so he'll probably look totally different too.

Sibling Love
Layne and Gray both love him to death.  If they have been jealous of him or the attention, they don't take it out on him.  They both want nothing more than to hug, hold, and kiss him.  Sometimes to the point where it's a little much.  They are such great helpers...getting me diapers or wipes, new clothes for him when he covers them in vomit, or a pacifier when we are in desperate need of one!

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1 month stats
At one month old, he was 22 1/2 inches (~50th percentile) and 11 lb 11 oz (83rd percentile!).  He went from 8 lb 6 oz at 1 week to a whopping almost 12 lbs at 1 month!  He was meeting all of his developmental milestones.

Sleeping
I feel like I should preface this by saying, "Knock on wood" or some other superstitious saying.  Knox is a great sleeper!  For the first two or so weeks, he was awake around twice a night.  For the past three weeks, he's been going to bed around 9 or 10, sleeping until around 3, waking up to eat, and is back down until 6 or 7.  I feel more rested now than I did when I was pregnant!

If you missed it...I posted his birth story finally!

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