Friday, October 06, 2006

Happy 1 month birthday!

Yep, that's right, today is Oliver's one month birthday. He's very excited. We didn't get him any presents or anything, and he can't have a special birthday meal, but he's going to have a wonderful 1 month birthday anyway.

Things that have changed in the first month:

Size: Oliver was born weighing 5 lbs, 8 oz. Now he weighs close to 8 pounds! We haven't had his length measured again, but he was 19.5 inches at birth and now I have trouble holding him with just one arm. He's grown out of a few of the preemie outfits he got, and he went up to size 1 diapers instead of newborn ones.

Eating: When Oliver was born he hadn't developed his suck reflex so he couldn't latch. Now he's eating most of his meals without a bottle! The only time he uses a bottle is if we go out or if Bob is feeding him. He's eating about 4 ounces at each meal, or 10 minutes on each side (average)

Playing: Oliver likes to play on his tummy. He can turn his head from side to side. He can also focus on objects better and he loves looking in the mirror. He's started to swat and grab at things all the time.

Sleeping: He has longer periods when he's awake during the day. He's finally learned that night is for sleeping and will sometimes sleep 4 hours at a time!

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