Friday, October 21, 2011

The Schwartz's vs Cody's 1 Month Old

Cody, you're 1 month old now and here's what we've learned about you:

* You are a very calm little dude, most of the time.  You seem to have found your voice and use it for your nightly scream-fest between 7 and 9 pm.  
* You are still nursing pretty good in my opinion.  We rented a scale so that we can fight with the dr if necessary and that has helped me try to figure out your eating habits.  Plus it's just been fun to see various things.  For example, you eat anywhere from 2-4 ounces (you're still snacking more often then I like) and can poop 6 ounces out.  
* That being said you weigh 9 lbs 3 ounces.  Since you weighed 8 lbs at your 2 week check up, so you are gaining the appropriate average of 7 ounces a week.  
* You haven't settled on a schedule yet.  I'm waiting until 6 weeks, or 10 lbs to start you on a structured routine like I had Sarah on.  I hope once we put you on a schedule you'll stop snacking and start sleeping better in the night.
* You are all over the place in the evenings.  Sometimes you only wake up once or twice, other times it's every 1.5 to 2 hours.  Those nights are pretty tough for us.
* We have nick named you Sir Grunts-A-Lot because you seriously grunt all the time.  For about 20 to 30 minutes after you're done eating you just sit around grunting, farting, and burping.
* I think you are having a hard time processing gas which would explain the snacking and grunting.  We've been trying to use gas drops after you finish eating but they don't seem to be helping.  I'm tried to analyze my diet but I can't figure out what it could be.  I think you're just a gassy little man.
* You are definitely a cuddle bug.  You don't really like to hang out in the swing or the car seat, and during the day it seems the minute I try to put you in the pack and play you wake up.  Thankfully, you do sleep quite well in your basinet during the night.
* We love your relaxed personality and how you just seem to exude love.

1 comment:

  1. Cody and Freddie have a lot in common...the farting, burping and grunting. The waking up as soon as he is put down. :)