|Taken Tuesday, March 3, 2015|
|Taken Tuesday, March 10, 2015|
|Taken Tuesday, March 17, 2015|
|Taken Tuesday, March 24, 2015|
|Taken Tuesday, March 31, 2015|
|Taken Friday, April 3, 2015|
|Pictures in Mommy's favorite little newborn gown that was big brothers'. I never seem to have gotten a picture of Evan wearing it. Sigh.|
Meeting Big Brothers
Our photo sessions with big brothers have not gone very smoothly. We tried getting pictures of them at the hospital in their matching brother shirts, and those were not the greatest. Either Mattox was fussing or Brody was not smiling. We tried again at home. These were the best we could get.
|Evan cooperated the best.|
|Pretty decent except Brody's slouch.|
|First ride in the car. We made a little stop at our old favorite Mexican restaurant across the street from the hospital so Mommy could eat some lunch before we headed to our old home for the night.|
|Our neighbors for over 5 years, Eddie and Kristin, came over to meet the little man before we packed up and moved away.|
He has not had too many baths yet, and I still prefer sponge baths for now, but I could not resist letting him have one when his belly button stump fell off. His skin gets a little dry if he is washed too often.
|He's not too sure about this.|
|Big brother Brody wanted to help.|
|Sweet big brother. At least he did not get peed on. When Evan tried to help bathe Brody for the first time, he got peed on in the face because he leaned in a little too close. Haha!|
|And bath time is done.|
|"Wah! I'm cold!"|
|All dry and dressed and hanging out in the bouncer while Mommy gets a shower.|
|Definitely looks a lot like big brother Evan.|
|But looking a little like big brother Brody wearing the same little gown.|
|Probably the most similar comparison so far.|
Mattox has been eating and sleeping really well for a newborn. He has been a little slow in weight gain like his big brother Evan, but he is nursing well and having lots of wet and poopy diapers so we are pretty sure he just has big brother's metabolism. He is very wiggly and squirmy and has started ending up in crazy positions in his bassinet. He wakes up to eat a little more often than big brother Brody did, but his smaller size means he needs to eat more often. He is eating every two to three hours still, but he goes back to sleep quickly after nursing. I have started pumping and giving him a few bottles this week to give myself a little break between nursing. He takes in about 2 ounces per feeding, and if he gets more than that, he will spit up more so I figure that is what he needs for now until his stomach gets a little bigger. We will get a weight update next week at his official one month check up. Like Evan, he gets a little fussy in the afternoons and evenings when he stays awake longer and eventually just gets so tired he is difficult to console. A feeding and early bedtime seems to help calm him down though. For his first month, we really cannot complain. He has been a really good baby, but I really haven't had a bad experience to compare him to.