Friday, August 18, 2017

1 month old Evan update + stats



Today Evan is really one month and thirteen days old, but these pictures were actually taken on his one month birthday, so... I call that a win! :)

Other than including his birth stats in his birth story, I have yet to record his other weigh ins. So here we go:

weight: 7 lbs 2 oz
height: 20 inches

2 days:
weight: 6 lbs 10 oz  (24th percentile)
height: 20 inches (69th percentile)
head circumference: 13.7 inches (64th percentile) 

2 weeks:
weight: 7 lbs 8 oz (50th/51st percentile)
height: 21.5 inches (98th percentile)
head circumference: 14 inches (67th percentile)

I'd be lying if I said Evan was an easy baby. Adorable and chunky? You betcha. Easy and go with the flow? Not at all. His demeanor is generally pretty grumpy due to some stomach/reflux issues. His wants/fixes are simple, but simple isn't always easy or even realistic. If he had his way he would stay latched on (to me) 24/7, but seeing how that's impossible and that he ardently despises pacifiers, little man just has to grump a little bit throughout the day. I have never believed in baby swings- we have never owned one because the girls hardly cried (especially Ellie). This is not the case with Evan. If he's not in my arms exclusively, asleep or latched on, he let's the world know his dissatisfaction. Out of desperation our friends let us borrow their baby swing until their baby (due in October) is born. It has been a life saver! I had been struggling to keep up with anything or frankly do anything because I was permanently feeding Mr Evan or soothing him in some way, but let's be honest, mostly feeding/pacifying him haha. Getting just a couple hours to do the dishes, laundry, feed the girls etc. has now become a luxury. I kid around that if Evan were my first baby I would be a basket case, but seeing how I'm three kids in, I'd say I'm pretty well seasoned at this point. I am more confident in my parenting ability and honestly the girl's are (mostly) helpful with Evan and are self sufficient, which is the most helpful thing of all. Austin says "the boy just knows what he wants" and while that's true it's just unrealistic. I'm happy to feed him, but being a human pacifier hours upon hours throughout the day and night? Yeah, not so much. But regardless of Evan being a grump, he's my grump and I am so happy to have him.

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