Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Banks is 1 Month Old

{First overnight trip to Kennett.  January 21, 2014}

I cannot believe this baby boy is already one month old!  Where have the past 5 weeks gone?  They have certainly been filled with nothing but joy for me!
We had Banks' one month check-up today, and he did great.  We have to start his shots and vaccinations next month, so I know that will be a completely new experience for both of us. :(
His one month measurements are:
Weight-  9 pounds 10 ounces
Length-  21.75 inches
Head-  14.5 inches

Those are really all about average measurements, which is right where he needs to be.

During his first month, Banks celebrated his first holiday (Christmas) at just one week old.  He also took his first day trip with mommy to Kennett at 2 weeks and 1 day old.  At 5 weeks, he went to Kennett to visit Honey and Poppa No Name for three days.  They LOVED getting to spend time with him and show him off to friends and the rest of the family.
 {Banks' First Christmas.  Christmas Morning 2013}
{January 3, 2014}

Banks is exclusively breastfed, and eats every 3 hours throughout the day.  He is such a good eater, and typically eats for around 30 minutes at each feeding.  At the beginning of the month, he was sleeping around 3-4 hours between feedings at night (waking up 2-3 times each night).  By the end of the month, he is sleeping 6-7 hours between feedings and wakes up 1 time each night.  Mommy and Daddy are SO proud of him for this (and are SO very grateful!).
He wore newborn diapers the entire month, but switched to size 1 diapers on his 1 month birthday (January 18th).  He is beginning to outgrow most of his newborn onesies, especially those with feet.  Banks has some extremely long feet and toes!  Most of his newborn gowns are still fitting nicely.
We first saw Banks smile on Tuesday, January 7th. Alex and I both got to witness it at the same time, so it was an extremely special moment.  I only wish we could have captured it on camera.  Since then, we have seen him smile numerous times, especially when he is drifting off to sleep.
Banks is one strong boy, and has been able to lift his head up since he was about 2 or 3 days old.  It is quite impressive!
 {January 8th, 2014}

{First day trip to Kennett. January 2, 2014)

He is one of the most alert babies I have EVER seen in my life.  He is bright-eyed and wide awake 75% of everyday.  Banks is not a big napper, but sleeps so soundly at night.  Everyone who has met him cannot believe how alert, awake, wiggly, and strong he is!
That's the monthly update on my main man.  I am absolutely LOVING watching him grow and change each and every day!

{January 9, 2014}

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