I literally took pictures of this Munchkin with each day and sometimes I forget and jump out of bed in the middle of the night for photos! What a crazy mother I am eh? I did that during my stay in the hospital as well.
Cayden Joseph’s first update! One month flew by so fast – I miss holding my 4lb 3oz baby already! He came 25 days earlier than expected (I wrote a post on why he came so early – stay tune for that in a few days!) There were so many different emotions before we welcome him into this world. Would he be too light? Would he be okay? Would he be able to breathe without tubes? Would he be on IVs?
Thank god that he came out fine without any problems. He was only light weighted but as long as he drinks enough milk – he was gaining.
He did lose weight the 24 hours he came out which was normal but he quickly gained it back the next few days. He was in the NICU box since Thursday to Sunday – a total of 4 days. Then he was pushed to a parent room where I stayed in for 2-3 days after my discharge.
I was actually very happy that Cayden could go home after 6 days! The nurses estimated a week+ but I kept asking because I wanted to be home. What’s better than the comfort of being home right? Of course we had to know everything was good first and the doctors input as well.
After being home – he was adjusted quickly and loved to sleep! He’s barely awake – I would say he’s awake a little less than 2 hours a day. So the rest of the time he sleeps.
His first doctor appointment went great – since he was born at 4lb 3oz – the doctor wanted to see him every week. After our last appointment on July 19th – the doctor was very impressed with his weight gain that he doesn’t need to go to the doctors every week. Its every two weeks now.
He is now weighting 5lb 6oz since the last visit on July 19th. Hubby and I assume he’s weighting over almost 7lb now. He’s on iron supplements & D-drops.
The first bath at home was quite SCARY! We haven’t done a baby bath for over four years and we just was just scared! After the first time we got the hang of it. He gets a bath every other day. For the first 3-4 times he cried but after that he loves it! I mean what is there to cry about!? It feels like someone is giving him a massage and it’s so relaxing!
I’ve cut his nails twice already! His nails are sharp and he likes to scratch his mommy with it. I’m thinking of having it trimmed every two weeks since it grows so fast.
As for diapers – I’ve been using size 1 instead of newborn since it’s just a tad bigger. I find that newborn diapers are a little more expensive than size 1. But they are darn cute!
What else did I forget? We are co-sleeping now since it’s just easier that way for night time feedings. He’s usually up every 2ish-3 hours. Right when he’s done with feeding – he falls right back asleep with no fuss! Thank god for that because mommy needs her sleep! He’s such a great sleeper just like his big brother. I’m so blessed for that!
He had his first bath at 1 day old
First doctor appointment on July 7th 2016
Oh yeah – I’ve just started planning his first party which is his 1 Month celebration with friends and families. Decided to celebrate it in mid-August instead of early August. Just the timing works better for us and by then he’s a little bigger too.
I think that’s all the updates for the first month! I feel like he’s grown so much already. I’m cherishing these times when he’s so tiny because he’s my last baby! Stay tune for more life updates & food adventures – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for dropping by!
Have an AMAZING day!!!
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