Elijah at One Month

May 2, 2011 at 3:06 PM 1 comment

I cannot believe our little boy is already one month old. Technically, he was one month old on Saturday, but the day was filled with cleaning and hosting a party. I didn’t have quite enough time to blog as well. However, I am pretty impressed that we managed to pull off all that we did over the weekend with Elijah in tow.

At one month old, Elijah:

  • Nurses about 4.25 hours/day
  • Takes 2-3 longer naps a day with a number of small catnaps
  • Knows the difference between night and day (and loves sleep, just like his mommy and daddy)
  • Usually sleeps one longer stretch at the beginning of the night and then a short stretch, getting up for the day anywhere between 5:45 and 7:30 AM (he goes down around 10 PM)
  • Can follow objects with his eyes
  • Can lift his head up during tummy time and turn it from side to side
  • A day or two ago, he lifted up his shoulders during tummy time as well
  • Loves his green frog rattle
  • Gets incredibly startled when Daddy tickles him (and he gets very wide-eyed)
  • Smiles a lot when he’s waking up
  • Is a pretty good out to lunch companion
  • Loves to spend time in the Ergo carrier
  • Is starting to notice the toys on his bouncy seat
  • Is amazed by the blinds on our windows
  • Is starting to be startled/disturbed by noises while napping (Béni got scolded the other day for waking him with his barks…we’re working on that)
  • Takes a bottle like a champ
  • Is lukewarm on the idea of a pacifier — it’s really hit or miss
We didn’t get to weigh Elijah at one month, but at 3 weeks 2 days, he was 9 lbs 11 ounces, which means he gained 1 lb 5 ounces since birth, which doesn’t include the amount he gained back after the initial post-birth weight loss. I would measure his length, but he’s napping right now and hasn’t napped more than 20-30 minutes since he got up 6 hours ago. I’ll measure him later and update this, but for now, I’ll just say that he was 21.5 inches at 18 days old. That means he’d grown half an inch since the day he was born.

Elijah at 1 Month (Catherine -- Thanks for the idea!)

I have a series of posts coming over the next two weeks as we transition out of the Army and living in Germany, which is the only life we’ve known during our married life, and into our new life living in Texas with John going to school.


Entry filed under: Our Goings On, Parenting.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. hannah j  |  May 8, 2011 at 2:39 AM

    beni is so big now!..and of course little elijah is growing!!! congrats guys!!!welcome back home (soon!)!


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