It’s been a month!

Happy one month birthday, Nathan Cornelius!

To celebrate, we took the little guyser to the doctor for a check-up.  Although it wasn’t his favorite way to spend the afternoon, Mom and Dad were happy to hear that he’s doing great!  He’s up to 9lbs, 11 oz and 20.5 inches long (birth: 7lbs 13oz, 19.75 inches).  His color looks good, his movements look good, and he can lift his head by himself when he’s laying on his stomach.

At one month, Nathan eats 3-4 ounces of Enfamil Infant formula every 3-4 hours.  It takes him anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to chug it down, depending on how hungry and how sleepy he is.  He hardly burps or spits up, but he is a little tooter.  The gas doesn’t seem to bother his stomach except for about an hour in the evenings.

He is in his own room as of two nights ago, and he likes it because we leave a lamp on for him (he loves loves loves looking at lights).  When he wants to eat, he starts grunting, and while he eats he sqawks like a canadian goose.  So much for feeding him through the sermon!  🙂  He’s a little squeaker for sure!

He has become so much more alert the last week or so.  He spends at least half of the day awake and wide-eyed.  He loves to look at faces and colors.  He is good at entertaining himself while lying on the couch, a bed, or his bassinet–especially if he can hear or see that someone is close by.  But he loves most to be held.  He spends a good part of every day cuddled up to my chest, peering around at the world.

Nathan loves to listen to and look at his Dad, snuggle up to his Mom, and hold his Pop’s finger.  He likes music, especially Tim’s piano playing.  He makes lots of interesting faces and is quite the little kicker, waver, and wiggler.  He’s so strong.  He gets a bath 2-3 times a week.  He doesn’t love baths yet, but he tolerates them well.  He is very bow-legged and likes to rest with the soles of his feet touching.  He has such long fingers and toes.  He has a full, even head of dark hair and sideburns down to his earlobes.  His eyes are deep blue.

It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole month!  We sure do love you alot, little Nathan!

  1. #1 by Leah on April 19, 2012 - 9:05 pm

    how precious! i just want to schnuggle him!

  2. #2 by Anna on April 19, 2012 - 9:20 pm

    I love his expressions!

  3. #3 by Diane Dykstra on April 20, 2012 - 12:21 am

    We’d just love to smooch his little face with smooches….how loved he is….

  4. #4 by Maria and Ben on April 22, 2012 - 1:20 pm

    Oooh, he’s got little dimples! Can’t wait to meet him!

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