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Archer is one month old today!

It’s kind of unbelievable that I’ve had a newborn for a month… it sure doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. On the other hand, he’s certainly letting me know about the passage of time because Holy Cats! he’s gotten so much bigger. Which, obviously, I’m heartbroken about.

One Month

One Month

I remember with Addie I was always so excited for her to reach her next milestone and grow a little bit bigger. I couldn’t wait to see what she’d be like, what she would do, etc. Now I just want my tiny little baby to stay soft and cuddly and nurse in my arms all day long forever.

But, alas, he’s already waking up quite a bit. And with that, he’s getting fussier. Which is not so great. Honestly, though, after the insane colicky cranky-pants-ness that was Addie’s first six-nine months of life, he still seems pretty easy.

Along with that easiness comes, well, a lack of reaching milestones. Not that there are many he should have reached by now, but this boy really hasn’t reached any. The main thing for a baby this size is head control. Addie had it from birth (literally – she was holding her head up from that very first day) so he has a lot to live up to. And, well, he’s not.

Apparently by a month he should be able to lift his head (even if only just a tiny bit) while doing tummy time. Sounds simple enough, right?

This is Addie doing tummy time at just a little over a month old:

Tummy Time

Girl was strong.

This is Archer doing tummy time:

Tummy Time

Boy passes out whenever I put him on his tummy! (Okay, not every time, but if he’s not falling asleep he’s just kind of laying there.) So, yeah, lifting of the head has not happened yet. That’s okay, though, I think it’s adorable.

All this growth means he’s out of his newborn diapers and into the cloth diapers, which I’m excited about. I was feeling really guilty about the insane number of diapers I was throwing away every day. Besides, they’re just so darn cute. And it makes for a pretty cute comparison picture.

Addie at one month:


Archer at one month:

Cloth DiapersHe looks so big, right?

Must be all the nursing he’s doing. On that note, gotta go!