Monday, July 23, 2012

Toby–Weekly Post: Week 5

This is a few days late, but I really want to keep up with these if I can, especially since he changes so much week to week right now.

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Weight: 8 pounds, 13 inches at his 1 month appointment today.  That’s in the 16th percentile for his age, so he a skinny little guy!  The doctor is not worried but we’ll have to make sure he’s gained more by his 2 month appointment in a few weeks.

Height: Grew three inches from when he was measured at birth!  Up to 22.5 inches long (75th percentile).  Guess he’s just long and lean right now.

Medical Issues: Baby acne is in full force the past week.  First his forehead broke out, then that cleared up, but now they’re all over his cheeks.  I’ve just been patting his face at night with a damp cloth when he takes a bath.  Not an issue, but he also got his second hepatitis shot today. 

Sleep: Not too bad – still hasn’t slept through the night yet but he does sometime give 4 or 5 hour stretches.  It seems like he needs to gain some more weight before he does sleep a good 6 hours or more.

Clothes/Diapers Sizes: Wearing some more 0-3 stuff, but a lot of those clothes are baggy.  He wore newborn outfits this past weekend since some still fit.

Diet: Just breastmilk.

Baby Gear Love: We gave in and bought a swing…I was trying really hard not to buy one since they’re expensive and take up a lot of room, but it has helped him calm down and take better naps.  Also loving his white noise machine for sleeping at night.

Milestones/Firsts: Definitely has been giving some little smiles…still waiting for a big grin. 

Likes: White noise.  LOUD white noise.  I take him out on the porch anytime he is overly fussy and the noise from the cars going by and the hum of the air conditioner units instantly calm him.  My hair dryer also works, but our vacuum cleaner does not.  Still loving looking over our shoulders – he is so into checking everything out.  He is getting more used to his rocking/vibrating chair so I can get ready in the AM with no fussiness.

Dislikes: Evenings…he has been very good during the day and doesn’t fuss much unless he’s hungry or overtired.  Well around 7 or 8 at night he gets SO fussy all the way until we start the bath/nighttime routine.  Still a work in progress.

Postpartum – Mommy: Last 12 pounds are just not going anywhere and a lot of my pants and shorts are tight because I can tell the weight is still around my waist.  I’m going to start counting calories again but this is going to be tough since I know I need to eat enough to keep my milk supply up.  Still trying to breastfeed for at least 3 months but some days I just want my body back!


Passed out at the outlets (love how he sleeps the whole time when he’s out shopping with both Mommy & Daddy, but when he shops with just Mommy he will guarantee start crying halfway through the trip):

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Snoozing in the rocking chair:


A boys onesie with a kitty on it!  Boys clothes never have kitties on them:




  1. The baby acne will clear up on its own. I hated it, but alas it went away! I did dab a drop or two of breastmilk on it, but I'm not sure if it actually helped!

    You have a cute little guy! I love the car seat picture. Too sweet!

  2. He looks just like you! If the baby acne worries you, put a little breastmilk on it ;)


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