Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hunter: One Month!

My itty bitty Hunter, I love you so much! In the month since you made your arrival, you've changed our world and I already can't imagine our family without you. You are the sweetest little baby and it's my joy to be your momma. 

You are one month old today. At your well checkup today, you weighed 10 pounds 4 ounces (75th percentile), measured 22 3/8 inches long (90th percentile) and your head measured 14.5 inches round (45th percentile). Last Tuesday, you got a stomach bug from big brother and were so sick until Sunday. I think you would have been in the 90th percentile for weight had you not been sick. Even sick, you were so happy and content and weren't fussy at all. Yay, Hunter! 

You sleep most of the day, and you just aren't ready to wake up for long periods of time yet. You were on such a good schedule and were eating 4oz. until the tummy bug attacked, but we got off the schedule since you couldn't eat very much at one time. Now that you are better, we are back to 4 oz. and I'm working on getting back to feedings at 9, 12, 3, 6, 9. We will get there very soon, I'm sure! 

You are still in a few of your newborn clothes, but have moved up to mostly 0-3 month clothes. I am using up the last of the newborn diapers but you are ready to move to size 1 and already wear those at night. Your legs and booty are still tiny tiny, but you have a big round belly so those size 1s work. 

Your bedtime routine starts at about 8:30 at night. We have bath time, which for some reason, wakes you wide up. At about 9pm, you get your last feeding, get swaddled and go down (in your crib!!!) until about 1 or 2 in the morning. You've been waking up again after 3 hours, but I'm hoping those second stretches become a little longer soon. However, it's not so bad to wake up to cuddle you and catch up on recorded shows :) 

You really like to be held and are content in the nap nanny for naps or when we eat dinner. You HATE the bouncy seat, and since your swing is currently broken, you get held a lot. I'm completely fine with that and so are you. You like tummy time for the most part and are great at moving your head back and forth and holding it up. You're already scooting off the mat little by little. 

You are a great car rider. You never fuss while in your car seat (as long as the car is moving) and you usually are fast asleep. We haven't had you in there for any long periods of time, but my guess is that you'll do just fine on road trips in the future. 

You've taken to being a little brother quite well. Luke absolutely adores you and can't get enough of you. We have to watch him closely so that he doesn't smother you with kisses. He drags his step stool around the house to help bathe you, change diapers, burp you, kiss you. We have an eager helper who assists with whatever you/we need. I can't wait to watch the two of you grow up together and be the best of friends. 

We've had a ton of visitors this month and lots of help. Friends and family have stopped by, brought lots of delicious food and helped lighten the load a bit. We are extremely grateful for that! You've been cuddled and loved on and spoiled - just as it should be with newborns! 

Due to Luke's schedule and activities, we've gotten out quite a bit too. You've already been to the country club, Luke's school, swim lessons, Target and a few other places. It won't be long before you're running alongside him and we become even busier! I can't wait until we can go to church again - just a couple more weeks and we should be good to go for an hour or two! 

Hunter, your daddy and I are so proud that you are our second son. The Lord has blessed us tremendously and we are so extremely thankful for you and your little life. We are excited to watch you grow and change and become a little boy, but feel free to take your time growing up! It's my joy to raise you and call you mine. 

XOXO, Mommy  

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Hi! I'm Molly. I've been living, working and playing in Dallas since 2005. I love my Jesus, my husband Jon, and my precious sons Luke and Hunter. I have a deep love for Park Cities Baptist Church, Texas Country music, floating the river, backyard barbecues, crawfish boils, decorating, gift wrapping, gift giving, shopping, Etsy, all things monogrammed, cooking, traveling with my friends to great places, being Southern through and through, wine, football season, and the Texas Longhorns. I hope you'll enjoy reading my Letters to Luke.

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