Friday, August 24, 2012

Hank is one month old

I cannot believe baby boy is a month old! Goodness gracious!

Hank Mitchell, you are a big fella!  At your two week checkup you weighed nearly 9 lbs, doubling your birth weight. You typically eat every 4 hours and have went a few 5-6 hour stretches at night. Currently you're having a little increase in appetite and eating about every 3 1/2 hours.  I'm not sure what your current weight is but you are growing like a weed.  You are wearing newborn outfits and some 0-3 month.  You are so strong and do not mind doing tummy time at all.  In fact, you love being on your tummy.  You also can get quite a grip on momma's hair!

You are a very chill little man. You are taking longer stretches during the day where you are awakw, but you still sleep quite a bit.. And quite a bit in mommas arms. We'll worry about that in a few more weeks, ok?  You aren't very fond of your swing or bouncy seat, but are pretty content in the car seat.  I think you're going to be a good traveller like your big sister-yay!  You also love the stroller-another win for momma.  We are swaddling you and putting you in your crib at night and that's going ok.  You sleep in it for a few hours before screaming for momma to come rescue you to be snuggled on the sofa.

Hank, Daddy is completely enamored by you.  He never complains about having to hold you in his arms. You're the boy he's always dreamed of despite looking like momma. You have her blue eyes and will likely have her golden hair though it looks a little red right now.  Your cousin Jamie said you might even have your great grandpa Mitchell's ears.

You attended your cousin Maddox's birthday party this weekend and were a complete angel.  You slept a lot and did not get a bit fussy. Perhaps you like being the center of attention!  You'll have to fight big sister for that!

We cannot even remember life before you Hank-you have made our little family complete!


  1. A month already! Sheesh! Time flies!!! He's a cutie!

    Love his name too! Such a strong southern name!

  2. Such a handsome little baby!

  3. Oh Hank, I just love you! I can't believe you are already one month old! You are such a cutie and I can't wait for the day that Caroline and Mason finally get to meet you and your big sister!

  4. It seems so unreal in the fact that he is one month old. It seems like yesturday you was just having him :( bittersweet!

  5. I cannot even believe he is already a month old!! How is that even possible?!?