Friday, November 4, 2011

Owen is 1 Month Old

It's hard to believe it's already been 1 month since our sweet little boy joined our family.  He is such a sweet little snuggly guy. We've all been enjoying his warm little cuddles and the funny little sounds he makes when he sleeps.

I very unscientifically weighed and measured Owen this morning and he weighed in at approximately 10.5 pounds and about 22 inches long.  I'm glad to see that he's growing. At his 2 week check up he was only 9 pounds, hadn't regained his birth weight. But then he really hit a 3 week growth spurt and seems have caught up.  

We took him to meet with a surgeon this week to get a little more information on his congenital hydrocele. Basically we waited for 2 hours past our scheduled appointment time to be told that he's not in any pain, may or may not have a hernia, and that he may or may not need surgery...all things we already knew.  We are to bring him in every 3 months until it seals up on its own or it is determined he needs surgery to repair it when he's between 12 and 18 months old.  Here's hoping the doctor's office can keep to their schedule a little better in February. 

Owen seems to have his days and nights a bit mixed up but it's getting better. He's up around 10, Midnight, 3, 5, and 7 and then sleeps well during the day. I wake him up every 2 hours to eat in an attempt to get him switched to a more convenient schedule.

This has been a month of firsts for Owen, as I expect the rest of his first year to be of course. 

He watched his first Razorback Game.

Had his first bath.

Took a trip to the Tulsa Aquarium.

Had his first photo shoot. Photo Credit: Victoria Knaup Photography

Took a nap in Daddy's chair.

Snuggled with his Great-Grandpa

Visited the pumpkin patch.

Had his second photo shoot (thanks to an uncooperative big sister). Photo Credit: Victoria Knaup Photography

Celebrated his first Halloween. (Photo Credit: fx studio)

Evie has been a very good big sister.  She loves watching me give Owen a bath and change his diapers.  She helps pick out his clothes and demands that he wear matching shoes. She is kind to him, giving him cuddles when he cries and sharing her special Pink Blankie- the one thing we would never ask her to share. She's also started playing Mommy to her baby dolls.  When Owen isn't in the bouncy seat there is almost always a doll in his place, lovingly covered in a blanket.  Of course it's a naked baby that's been dropped on it's head more than once but that's not important.  Evie likes to hold Owen when you bring it up but she doesn't ask to hold him. And she's quick to point out the differences between them:  Owen doesn't get Halloween candy and has to sleep in a little tiny bed but Evie can trick or treat and sleeps in a big bed.  So, all in all, I think she's pretty happy with her Big Sister status. The first few weeks were rough, with lots of tantrums, but things seem to be calming down as we get used to our new addition and routines. 
(Photo Credit: fx studio)

Evie turns 2 1/2 this month but I think that warrants it's own post. 

Now back to snuggling my little guy and maybe a shower, if I'm lucky. :) The joys of motherhood.

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