Wednesday, May 2, 2012

1 Month: Jude Mark

Jude Mark,

Baby boy! You are ours forever :) We love you with ever ounce we have... and you are the sweetest baby. Watching you grow these last four weeks have flown by but also gone at a very nice pace. Each day is a joy being your Mama and watching you learn new things and change. I am trying to "cherish" every moment like every mom says.... snuggling, rocking & kissing you are among my favorite daily activities!

We went to the doctor at 3 weeks and you weighed 8lb 9oz. I bet you are 9lbs now! 
You have grown so very much!

You are ____ inches long!

You are so alert after feedings throughout the day and we love having awake time!
You only cry when you are hungry, need to burp or are tired. Try one of the 3 and you stop crying ;)
We don't have a regular schedule quite yet but it goes something like this...

6:00 am - Nurse with Mama
6:45 am - Spend time with Daddy before work while Mama sleeps (thanks hubby!!)
8:00 am - Daddy leaves for work / Mama wakes up / Awake time together or cat nap.
9:00 am - Nurse with Mama
10:00 am - Naptime for Jude // Mama does devotions & cleans up, etc...
12:00 pm - Nurse with Mama
1:00 pm - longer afternoon nap (lasts 3 1/2 to 4 hours - you eat mostly every 3 hours)
3:30 or 4:00 pm - Nurse with Mama & DADDY COMES HOME!
4:30pm - Awake time with Mommy and Daddy or sometimes rest time
5:30 pm - Evening nap
7:00 pm - Nurse with Mama
Awake time, play time & rest time around 8:30pm
9:30 or 10 pm - Evening nursing and then you fall RIGHT asleep for 5 hours. We are sooo proud of you baby!
2:30 or 3:30 am - early morning feeding... :) Mama's half asleep!
3:30 or 4:30 am - Back to sleep until 6am... and REPEAT! :)

You sleep SO well and eat like a champ! We are proud of you... love to eat like your daddy and love to sleep like your Mama. It works well for us :)

I love this face you make. So priceless!

Milestones this month:
**April 8th, 2012 - First Sunday at Church & It was Easter!

**April 21st, 2012 - First day away from Mama & Daddy - We photographed a wedding & you stayed with Gramma J

**April 22nd, 2012 - Dedication to the Lord! Such a fun service with Papi leading it!
**You smiled first at daddy when he smiled at you :)

**Learning to use your arms and kick your feet - you are a mover... I think you are gonna crawl early!

**Said Mama (hahahaha just kidding... we always joke about what his first word will be)

You also hiccup at LEAST once a day. It is the cutest thing but also makes me feel so sad because I know it can't be all that comfortable :(.

You are our joy and such a sweet blessing to our lives. What did we ever do before you came? My days revolve around you and your amazingly cuteness... we feel like we are living the dream! God sure did bless us with you, Jude Mark.

We pray you continue to be your sweet self and that God instills things in you that only he can. We as your parents want to do the best we can to raise you in a Godly way... training you so that you will not depart from it! We love you baby boy!!


Shannon said...

Jude is so cute! Glad to hear he is doing so well. :)

Lauren said...

he's so precious! and so glad you guys have a schedule that works for you...i think once we got Elyse on a schedule it made such a huge difference!

We're on a 4-hour schedule now and she slept 9.5 hours in a row for 2 of the last 3 nights...woohoo for sleep!

Ashley said...

He is sooo cute! I love the photos you have been posting all Facebook!!!

Unknown said...

He's adorable! :) Love this little post. XOXO

Sarah said...

He looks like he's trying to hug you in the second picture!!!!

Jenny said...

So beautiful and perfect! Coming from someone that just finished month 12 stickers with my LO, you will CHERISH these month to month progress pictures. Not that you don't already ;) Just when you see the first year go by in a blur it's amazing and tearful all at the same time.

congrats Mama he's perfect!

Megan said...

I can not believe he is already 1 month!!! He is so beautiful!! :)

Steph said...

He is so perfect Sister!!

Amanda said...

these pictures of jude are so sweet! what a precious boy! i still can't believe that i'm a momma now too!!!!!

Jonna said...

LOVE THIS!!! Cant get enough of this sweet boy!! Hes growing up too fast :) You are such a FABULOUS mama!! Proud of you sissy!! xoxo

The Best of Both Worlds said...

He is so precious! A perfect little boy! Love how you are keeping track of the milestones!

Callie said...

He is such a cutie!

Megan C. said...

He is so precious! He looks a lot like josh.

Wendy said...

He is just so beautiful! Enjoy Mommyhood :)

Carissa Christine said...

Love reading your little updates. It is so encouraging. Also, love the new banner. Erin did such a good job with those family pictures. And the ones above of one month are amazing, you are so good! Blessings to all three of you!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Awww so cute!!