Mason just hit the 1 month mark! I can't believe how fast time is flying by!
He isn't the same tiny boy I brought home a month ago. He is getting chubby cheeks and roly-poly legs.
He has been a really good baby! After Ryan's colic I wasn't sure if I could make it though the first few months with a newborn again. I guess God knows my limits and he sent me a good baby :)
Mason is still showing some signs of jaundice (you may notice a little yellow in his face and eyes.) I am taking him to the doctor today to make sure all is OK. Usually jaundice clears up the first week after birth. Mason's going on 5 weeks but fortunately his symptoms haven't gotten any worse. If you aren't familiar with baby jaundice, it is common in newborn babies. It is a build up of biliruben in the blood. Jaundice is very treatable and it is only serious if the biliruben levels get very high. Jaundice also takes longer to clear in breastfed babies versus formula fed babies.
This little guy has been a ray of sunshine in our home. He is snuggly and soft and smells so good. But, I am still not brave enough to take him out in public for more than an hour or two. Calming down a newborn while trying to keep track of 2 other little boys (especially Ryan, a.k.a. Mr. Independent) tests my patience. I don't want to be one of those dragon moms that yell and scream at thier kids in public. For now we will deal with cabin fever at our own home.
This last month has flown by, next thing you know our baby will be crawling, or walking! I want to cherish all of these sweet little newborn moments. Every smile and coo brings so much joy to my heart.