Friday, April 3, 2015

Mattox's 1st Month

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Taken Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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Taken Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Taken Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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Taken Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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Taken Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Taken Friday, April 3, 2015
What a month!  Mattox definitely takes the prize for busiest first month out of all of our kids.  He only got one night in his first home, before he was packed up and moved over three hours away to a new home.  He handled it well, and I am pretty sure he will not remember any of that.  Instead of writing a book to explain every detail of this crazy month, I will let a few pictures tell the story.

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Pictures with the blanket Mommy made him. 

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I also made these little booties which were a little small. 

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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. 

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Almost a smile. 

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Trying for pictures in this little diaper cover I made.  He was not loving it. 

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3 week pictures

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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. 

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Fussy Mattox. 

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Sweet kisses
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Evan cooperated the best.

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Pretty decent except Brody's slouch.

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Meeting Family

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Grandma
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Papa James
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Papa


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Aunt Naomi


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Going Home!

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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. 


Meeting Friends!

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Our neighbors for over 5 years, Eddie and Kristin, came over to meet the little man before we packed up and moved away. 
1st Tub Bath ~ March 19, 2015

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.

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He's not too sure about this. 

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Big brother Brody wanted to help. 

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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!

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And bath time is done. 
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"Wah!  I'm cold!"
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All dry and dressed and hanging out in the bouncer while Mommy gets a shower. 
Comparisons

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Definitely looks a lot like big brother Evan. 
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But looking a little like big brother Brody wearing the same little gown.  
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Probably the most similar comparison so far. 


Updates

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.

10 comments:

  1. Whoa! What a busy month. I can't imagine moving after only being home from the hospital for one day! You are an awesome lady! :) Glad to hear that he is a good baby and things are going well. Ace is almost 2 weeks old and they seem very similar in their eating and sleeping patterns. I need to start pumping a little as well just to free myself up some. What does that schedule look like for you? I never really pumped with Lydia until I had to go back to work and so she wasn't with me to eat and I had to pump. Again, he is precious! I need to get on the ball and get my blog updated with his birth, and the girls' birthdays before Easter on Sunday. We shall see! Happy Friday! :) Lana

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    1. I can't believe Ace has been here about 2 weeks now! So glad you finally introduced him. Haha! We really need to get these boys together one day. My pumping schedule is mostly at night when I seem to make the most milk. I don't always do it though. I did do it more last week because I was getting a little tender and sore and just wanted to give them a rest. Yes, pumping regularly when having to go to work wasn't easy for me, and my supply went down fast when I was away from baby so much so I am hoping being home more will allow me to nurse longer.

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  2. What a little cutie pie! Is it just me or his hair looking more red like Evan's?

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    1. It seems to just look kind of red in certain light but still mostly blond. Blond hair just seems to pick up a lot of reflective light and colors as you probably know. :-)

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  3. I am so glad you are nursing. I haven't had much luck with pumping lately. I should give it another try though....especially on Friday and Saturday nights when Matt can feed her.
    Glad you all are doing well! :)

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    1. Pumping is a lot of work, and I mainly started last week to give them a rest because they were getting a little sore and tender. I try to occasionally pump on one side at night if he sleeps longer and I get more full.

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  4. I am exhausted just reading about Mattox's first month. Busy, busy, busy little guy. And oh my gosh are all the pictures cute. I love that you have weekly pictures of him. Do you think you will keep that up?

    I will have to look though my pictures because I had a very similar sleep gown when Spencer was a baby. I want to compare the little teddy bears on it. I used to love those sleep gowns- pulling their little legs out for a diaper change and then tucking them back in. MMMMM! Makes me want to fly out there to cuddle your little guy.

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  5. Oh, and pumping. Ugh. I always hated pumping. I was fortunate that I never had to be away from my kids to have to pump very much. Because....Blech.

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    1. Yeah, I am not great at keeping up with pumping, but I needed to last week because I was getting pretty sore and tender and needed to give them a break. I also like to try to have a little reserve in the freezer just in case. And yes, I will try to keep up the weekly pictures like I did with Brody. I hate that I didn't take more pictures of baby Evan, and I don't want those regrets with the other kids. I did well with Brody and am trying to keep it up with Mattox. It also gives me a reason to take pictures in lots of his little outfits that I love. And I love newborn gowns at night because those little buttons can be a pain for middle of the night diaper changes. :-)

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  6. He really did have a busy first month, as did the rest of you. And I have a hard enough time getting pictures of just my two kiddos, so I'm impressed you have decent pictures of all three of your boys together!

    Also, I love those pictures of Mattox looking a little grumpy in his "Little Brother Mattox" shirt. So sweet :)

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