Tuesday, August 11, 2009

1 Month

On one hand it seems as the time has flown by and I can't believe he's one month old already. On the other hand, it feels like we've had him here forever.

In his first month he's experienced:
-A huge weight gain. He weighs 12 and a half pounds already.
-Eating non stop 24/7. I still don't make enough milk for him so he gets a bottle after every time I nurse. It takes a lot to keep this big boy fed.
-A receding hairline. He used to have a thick fluffy head of hair. Now his hair scheme is that of an old man.
-Thrush. His mommy has it too. Super fun.
-His blessing from his daddy (pics to come).
-His brother and sisters smothering him with lovies all day long. This boy is getting no shortage of attention I tell you.

To try and make more milk, I'm taking this herb called Fenugreek. It smells and tastes just like maple syrup and consequently, I do too. I read that this is a side effect and it's driving me nuts. I smell like breakfast. I don't know how much longer I can keep up this nursing/bottle feeding situation. It's a lot of work. It's got to be one or the other, you know? I'll keep trying for a bit but I have to draw the line somewhere!

Anyway, here are some pics of the little chunk:


Chad~Nicole said...

Love those cheeks. About the nursing issues--I've had plenty of my own...can you nurse him every other time he eats so you're alternating the bottle feeding and giving yourself more time to "fill up"?

Karolee said...

They grow so fast, don't they? He is super cute and I can't wait to see him sometime!

johnsonteammom said...

Too dang cute.

Momma Dianna said...

He is such a cutie! I especially love the last pic of your two boys together...darling! 5 more pounds and little Gunner is caught up with my 10 month old...but we like our boys good and hearty right?

Brenay Family said...

He is so cute! The smelling like maple syrup thing would drive me crazy too! I think I would have given up before I did that...but I hate maple syrup!

Sean & Julia Johnson.... said...

I had to do the same thing with Sam... nurse & bottle - & I tried the herbs too. It's so frustrating!!! cutie pics!