I cannot believe that he is already a month old. He has come a long way since his days in the NICU. He has gained weight and has grown a ton. He is now 8 pounds and 1 ounce. He is also fairly long at 20.5 inches.
When he came home he was a great sleeper and only ate a little bit. Now at a month old, he is a bit more restless and is eating a ton. He keeps me and my husband up at night quite a bit right now.
Unlike my oldest that could sleep through anything, Snuffles, is more particular about his sleep. He prefers to be still, unswaddled, and he needs a quiet atmosphere. He really likes to be held while he sleeps but we are trying not to start that habit.
I feel that his time in the NICU has made him like a quiet and still atmosphere. Unfortunately, having a toddler in the house makes it the opposite of calm and quiet.
Little Stinker has had to make a lot of adjustments since Snuffles cam home. He was always the center of attention before he had a brother. He still needs to get used to not being the center of attention all of the time, but he is doing better than we thought.
At 19 months, Little Stinker is very curious. He loves to get into everything. He especially loves to get into things when I am feeding or holding his brother.
At his 18 month appointment I was worried about slow speech development because he was behind on words. I am no longer worried as his vocabulary has exploded. His favorite things to say are "uh oh" and "bye bye." He loves to say hi and bye to everyone too.
Socially Little Stinker is a big flirt. He loves to bat his eyes at anyone that will look at him. He is friendly at the grocery store with the clerks and with other shoppers. He still doesn't play much with other children. I think this has more to do with the unfriendly mothers at Gymboree. They keep their kids pretty close and don't encourage their kids to play with other kids.