Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Maximus Update: 1 Month Old

What a month this has been!! Not only has it seem to just fly by, but I feel like there was always something going on and not too much down time. My mom lives out of state so she came to my home the night I was released from the hospital and stayed for three weeks. It was so nice to have an extra pair of hands with the girls, especially since we have two that aren't old enough for school, and of course just being able to have someone else to talk to, vent with, and just relax when I needed to.

Max was 7lb 7oz at birth, 7lb 0oz when we left the hospital, 7lb 4oz at one week, 7lb 13oz at two weeks, and then 9lb 4oz at one month! I think a big part of his big gain is from formula, but I of course can't be sure. 

We unfortunately got thrush very early on and after battling through the pain over and over, taking small breaks to see what happens, and using medicine constantly, we had to stop breastfeeding. It truly broke my heart, but I'm going to attempt to get my supply back up since we now have Gentian Violet to help us rid this yucky stuff once and for all! 

Max's first month has been pretty easy going over all, however he tends to take a long nap in the mid afternoon and wake up every couple hours at night. It's been a little bit of a battle with getting him to sleep comfortably because he'd rather sleep in our bed, but I've figured out he just doesn't like sleeping in the same place for long periods of time. 

He especially enjoys Madison's company and recently will stop crying and relax if she talks to him or holds him, making it very nice for me if I'm tending to another child. She loves helping feed him a bottle or holding him to spend time together, so I'm sure she's going to be a HUGE help this summer as he ages. 

One of my friends had a little boy two days before Max was born, so Im really glad he'll have another little boy to grow up with, along with their five year old son, so he's not ALWAYS surrounded by girls ;) 


Maria said...

It looks like Maximus is doing great and I'm impressed by the weight gain - even if it is formula as soon as he starts getting a little mobile - it will go away - plus here's hoping you can go back to breast feeding - Thrush is just such a pain to deal with. Glad your mom was able to come help you for three weeks -that was great - my mom did it for my sisters and it really helped them a lot!

Terra Heck said...

He's adorable. Glad that things are going well for the most part.