August 26, 2013

Liam's First Month

Liam's first month flew by! It was spent with lots of time with family and adjusting to being a family of four!

Liam is very sweet little boy. He is a good nurser. It took us a little bit to get him latched on but we soon figured out what we were doing. At first he wanted to nurse every 1 1/2 hours during the day and 2-3 hours at night. He gained weight pretty quickly. He weight 7 lbs 8 ounces at birth. By his 2 1/2 week appointment he was 8 lbs 5 ounces. He is slowly outgrowing his newborn outfits by the end of the month and still using newborn diapers.

 He was pretty much attached to me the whole month. I was the only one who could calm him. He slept in his rock n play sleeper next to me like Amelia did.

Amelia is adjusting to not being an only child. Amelia loves Liam but sometimes struggles if we are holding him when she wants to be held. She is also still learning how to be gentle with him. There have been burst of anger with him but we are working on it. She loves to find out where he is and say Baby!

Right after we came home from the hospital, my parents came for a few days to help us. We started getting the nursery organized, and really tried to love on Amelia as she was adjusting. Then we had a 2 weeks alone, one of those weeks I was home with both kids. Liam was a pretty good sleeper during the day then.

Joe went out of town on a mission trip with the students so my parents came back in town for a week to help. Then Liam started his fussy stage, especially in the evenings! I was starting to worry that he was going to be a colicy baby. The next week Joe's parents came to stay. We were definitely getting spoiled by the grandparents!

We love you William James! I sometimes forget what our family was like before you came because it seems like you were always there! We love your baby snuggles, daddy side eyes, and constant reminder that you are God's gift to us!

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