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.