Thursday, April 7, 2011

Baby G. Update: Week 5


On Monday Baby G. turned one month old and I have to say it both feels like he's been around forever and that he was just born yesterday. What makes me happiest is that I feel like I'm starting to get more back every day: he's more alert, more active, and even starting to coo and verbalize some! Even better, we're starting to get more sleep as he's been sleeping 5-7 hours straight at night for the past 10 days or so.   I know, I know...I shouldn't brag and it's likely to come back to bite me in the behind in a few weeks or months (or with the next child), but for now I'm eternally grateful for the rest.


So far, his favorite activity (apart from eating, of course!) seems to be laying on my bed, staring at the ceiling fan, but he also loves car rides and walks in his stroller. He's a pretty serious baby, perhaps due to Dave's habit of discussing news and politics with him every night, and is already showing signs of being very independent. He tends to prefer sleeping in his bassinet to in someone's arms and is already good at falling asleep on his own (provided he doesn't get himself too worked up first!).



As you can tell from those chubby cheeks, he's also putting on weight like a champ. At his one month check-up last week, he weighed in at 10 pounds, 8 ounces and based on our inexact weigh-in at home, he's now over 11! I certainly hope he's an early walker because at this rate, I won't be able to carry him for long!

17 comments:

Susan said...

He's adorable! Happy one month birthday, Baby G!

I'm glad that he's letting you get some more sleep!

The Sister Sophisticate said...

Oh my gosh he has got some personality in his eyes! Get ready Momma! Staring at the fan seems to be a well admired activity among these babies because my baby did the same thing up until he was about 9mths old, he's 16mths now!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

What a cutie!! How fun that he's starting to develop his own personality, that must be amazing to see!

Happiness Is... said...

He's precious! He and Thatcher share their love of ceiling fans :)

pretty pink tulips said...

He is just gorgeous!!! Love those curious little eyes....seeing the world through their eyes is such a gift!!

The Zhush said...

SOOO cute!!! LOVE these photos, thanks for sharing!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

What a handsome boy! 5-7 hours is a great stretch and given he would prefer to sleep in the bassinet rather than someone's arms (amazing...my kids only wanted to sleep in my arms!) he is likely to keep up a good sleep schedule. Enjoy!! Janell

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Cutie!! I agree with Janell that he'll likely keep up the good sleeping with a few off nights here and there. I love chubby babies!!

Kelsey Lou said...

what a sweet little thing! I'm a new follower of your blog I love hearing about attorneys in the design world. Can I ask where you went to law school? My husband and I are trying to decide where to go right now...

Averill said...

Kelsey Lou: Hey! I don't know if I'd consider myself an attorney in the design world insomuch as an attorney with a design fetish! Anyway, I went to the University of Texas at Austin for law school -- while I would never call law school fun, it was a great choice for me and I made a ton of friends for life (and it helped me land a job in Houston, my hometown).

Kathysue said...

Averill, he is such a beautiful little baby boy. He really is getting big. he looks so content. So fun to see his progress11 xo kathysue

Christy said...

Adorable. Perfection. LOVE him! And boy oh boy did you hit the sleeping baby jackpot Averill.... LUCKY GIRL!!!! :)

Bromeliad said...

What a cutie.

Hyphen Interiors said...

Congrats!! He's precious! Thanks for the comment back. Yeah, I was already fairly obssessed by a few years, but finally diving into the blogging world after slowly being exposed to blogs like yours, it took it to a new level when it comes to obsession. :)

Sarah said...

Averill - he is simply awesome!! What a cutie, love those cheeks!! Can't believe he's sleeping that much in a row already, or that he's one month old already! Thanks for the update, love seeing pics of him:)

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

What a doll!!! Glad to see and hear he is doing so well! :)

Bromeliad said...

He's filling out nicely, as my mother would say.

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