Sunday, July 28, 2013

1 month

Dear Lincoln Callahan,
Wow, one month old already! We can't believe how fast the past four weeks went. You have definitely grown this month.  At your one month well visit you weighed 9 pounds 14 ounces, 61 percentile and were 21.5 inches long, 58 percentile.  It's no wonder that you have gained so much, you like to eat.  From the day you were born, you always seem to be famished and ready to eat at any moment. You have also been called on more than one occasion a barracuda. On average you eat every two hours and even when mommy takes the time to burp you, you get really upset and will wiggle while mommy tries to get you to burp.  We started to notice as the days went by that you seemed to get really fussy if you weren't eating or sleeping and would spit up a lot.  We felt terrible and we tried everything to make you feel happy.  In the evening you'd also get really sad from 8-10 and nothing we could do would make you happy.  At your one month check up mommy chatted with the doctor and she witnessed you upset and decided to put you on some medicine for reflux.  You have been on the medicine for a little over a week and you are a whole new baby.  You are much more happy and alert while you are awake.  You continue to like to eat every two hours, even at night! You are going to bed between 10-11 and will get up around one, three and five.  It is crazy that you know when it has been two hours since the last time you ate and often will get up two hours later to the minute.  Although you seem to be a little more feisty than your big sister you are very lovable and enjoy to be held and to soothe yourself with a pacifier.
One last thing we discovered when you were first born was that you have a heart murmur. The nurses and pediatrician noticed it when you were only two days old.  Mommy even got to hear it.  When she listened to your heart she could hear a whooshing sound each time it thumped.  A few tests later the doctors discovered that you have two small holes in your heart. When your were two weeks old we met with a cardiologist and he was pretty confident that the both should be closed by the time you are two years old.  You will need to see the cardiologist every couple of months to monitor your heart.
We look forward to seeing how you continue to grow and your personality changes.
We love you very much!
Mommy and Daddy

Below is a collage of our favorite 4 photos from each week.  It's amazing to see the change each week.

First 4th of July

First night/morning at home.

First bath at home.  In our bathroom sink.

Look just like Daddy.

First attempt at tummy time.  Not a fan.

First dip in the pool.

So much bigger in one short month.