11.21.2011

We're 1 Month Old!


Somewhere between what feels like endless bottle washing, waking up 3 times a night to feed the boys and chasing 2 toddlers, a month has passed since we first met Grayson and Weston. Can my babies really already be a month old?!? It has been fun over the past couple of weeks watching Grayson and Weston develop and start showing their personalities a little more. They have started focusing on us a little more and have recently discovered how fun it is to stare at the magical ceiling fan.

We are feeding them about 8 times a day and they eat 3-5 ounces each time. During the day, they eat every 3 hours or so, which means that we have to wake them up sometimes. G and W haven't quite figured out that the daytime is for playtime and nighttime is for sleeping. At night, they still wake up every 3-3.5 hours. We've had a couple of 4 hour stretches but not as consistently as we'd like! We recently started the eat/play/sleep schedule so hopefully that will help them start going longer at nighttime. As much as I love seeing my wonderful husband's face multiple times in the middle of the night, I'd be content seeing him a little less. :) They are both in newborn diapers but those are quickly being outgrown. And I'm very sad to say that the Carter's newborn clothes are getting a little snug. My boys are growing!


The boys had their 1 month checkup today and Dr. G thinks they are still awesome and amazing. He gave them both an A+ (although in reality, we're pretty sure he's doesn't give out D's or F's on the checkup report card).

Grayson weighs 8 lbs, 5 oz (20-25th percentile), is 20.5 inches long (25th percentile) and his head is 14.3 inches (20-25th percentile). He's gained 2 pounds in 2 weeks and we're pretty sure it's all in his cheeks. Just makes him much more kissable!  


Weston weighs 8 lbs, 10 oz (25th percentile), is 21.3 inches (50-60th percentile) and his head is 14.5 inches (25th-30th percentile).  He is still proving to be the more alert baby out of the two of them.



Dr. G said that over the next month, they will start smiling more and being a little more interactive (I guess as interactive as a 2 month old can be). I still can't believe that a month has passed since they were born. Although I'm really really really excited for them to start sleeping more at night, I want to cherish their "newborness." I'll take the snuggles while I can get them because in the not so distant future, they will be two crazy toddlers that won't have time to stop and chill with me!