6 weeks & smiles

I had my 6 week post-pardom checkup today, which means that my baby is 6 weeks old?! I can’t even believe it! He already looks so big to me now with full cheeks and rolls in his arms and legs. He’s officially out of newborn clothes and wearing 0-3mo. It’s so true what they say, the days are long but the weeks go fast! We finally got his crib and set it up! I’m so excited because now I can have him nap in it! He’s been starting a bad habit where he doesn’t want to nap in his bassinet, just on me, and as cute as it is, it’s not going to work for me, I need to do things like shower and go to the bathroom and eat lunch! So hopefully our new endeavor goes well!

On another note, Mason started smiling last week and it’s the best! He knows they are like gold to us so he withholds them until the perfect time, little stinker!

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4 AM

As much as I wish Mason slept all the way through the night, our 4am feedings are a special quiet time where I get to stare at his sweet sleepy face and rub his velvety soft feet and tell him I love him as many times as I can before he’s done eating. I live for him holding my finger while he eats and nestling his fuzzy head under my chin when I burp him. image

I can’t help but feel overwhelmed with gratitude that he joined our family. I feel like I’ve known his face forever.

one month

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Where has the time gone? This first month has gone by so quickly, I feel like Mason was just born last week! My baby doesn’t look like a newborn anymore and it’s breaking my heart. We may be the most tired we’ve ever been and I may be the stinkiest I’ve ever been but it’s safe to say it’s the happiest we’ve ever been.

Mason’s favorite thing to do right now is study faces. It’s the sweetest to look down at him while holding him and see him staring right at you, it melts my heart.

He’s also gotten really good at following us with his eyes, especially Mark (probably because he’s so big and easy to see). We walk across the room and he follows us back and forth with his eyes.

He loves to snuggle and wants to be held over being in a swing any day.

Mason’s a good sleeper, he usually goes to bed around 9:30 and wakes up at 3 or 4 to eat and then goes back to sleep until 6 or 7 so I’m pretty happy with that! He’s a great eater and is chubbing up! I love this squishy cheeks.

He stretches and makes this really funny face where he wrinkles up his forehead and stretches his mouth, he looks just like Mark when he does it. Mark likes to impersonate it and it cracks me up!

He’s also mastered pooping and farting extremely loud! We can hear him from the other room, it’s pretty impressive, and nasty. He’s a true boy.

He also makes this funny grunt that sounds like a pony when we change his diaper or if he’s fighting sleep. It makes us laugh every time.

Every time he sneezes he makes this little “ooh” sound after and it’s so funny!

We are so grateful for this sweet baby and are so happy he joined our family. He’s so easy going and mild mannered. He really is such a good baby and has made adjusting to being a mom easy.

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