10.30.2012

Tucker's 1st Month


I can't believe it has already been 6 weeks. In many ways it feels like we have had him forever, but in other ways it seems so short.

Tucker is growing so fast. Just in the past 2 weeks, he has started to smile more and more and seems to be able to see and focus on more objects. He often stares at me as I feed him and change him and often smiles at me while I talk to him, which melts my heart.

We had a bit of a rough start, but things are getting better. About a week after we brough him home, Tucker started having a hard time in the evenings. More often then not, he would cry for awhile, finally fall askeep, then wake up screaming after only a few minutes. This would continue for 3 or so hours. To make things worse, he wouldn't go right back to sleep in the middle of the night either. Instead he liked to stay awake for a couple hours, usually between 3-5 AM. Needless to say, those weeks were very hard. My mom was nice enough to hold him while I got some sleep on many occasions (while Michael was here in GA and we were still in UT), then Michael took her place our first week here. In good news that phase only lasted 3 or so weeks and is over.

Tucker still likes to be awake in the middle of the night a few times a week but has stopped crying. He is happy, just awake. He is slowly getting better at going right back to sleep after eating. He also likes to be held while he sleeps, which can be tricky. We are working on that. Luckily, we are finally starting to get some sleep around here. Not a ton, but more then we were so things are looking up:)

Besides sleeping, Tucker eats:) He is a great eater and eat every 3 hours, almost on the dot. Some nights he has gone 5 or so hours between feedings which has been heavenly, but that's not a regular thing.

He is getting stronger and stronger and does a good job of holding up his head. He enjoys baths, coo's occasionally, and is a good sport and doesn't cry when Jada smothers him with love. I think I have finally figured out how to keep him happy most of the time and know what to do when he gets upset to calm him down. He likes a binkie every now and then, and loves to be swaddled.

Tucker is one cute baby and we just love him. One of my favorite things that he does is laugh in his sleep . . . it's pretty awesome. I love his smiles, his big wide eyes, and his adorable little face. We are so happy to have him with us. We love you Tucker!

And now for lots of pictures from this past month . . .

Our family picture right before we left for the hospital


Pictures from our hospital stay
 

Getting all cleaned up a couple hours after his birth


Tucker's first bath


Snuggling with Momma


Tucker had lots of visitors! We have such wonderful friends:) Here is Tucker with a few of his guests! What a lucky man.

Jenna and Tucker


Brinley loved the baby


The Barberis'


Jared and Bri Bailey


His big sister, Jada, checking out his toes




Kate


Aunt Becca


Cody, Jada, Becca and Tucker


Big Sister and Little Brother


Kate and Cody Leishman . . . practicing for their little girl coming in March!


Aunt Becca, Jada and Tucker



Our amazing nurses!



We hurried home from the hospital so that Tucker could meet his Great Grandma before she headed to Idaho.


Doesn't my Grandma look amazing for being 98!? So cute:)


Tucker with his Poppi


Tucker with his Maimi and Poppi


Our sleepy baby . . .











 Additional pictures from our 1 month session(s)







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We LOVE our little man!

2 comments:

Ranell Jensen said...

Your family photo is so stinking cute! I love it! Tucker is super cute can't wait to see him at Christmas!

Brittany Lewis said...

Tucker sure is cute! I'm glad the rough few weeks are over for you. Hope you guys are doing well there in GA!