Parker is 1 Month Old!
I think I've mentioned this, but Parker is the best baby. His first month has been full of visits from family and many outings. He just goes with it and doesn't seem to mind that he was born into a busy family and a big city.
Just in the last week we have noticed Parker focusing on objects more and following our voices. He is eating well, as you can see, and sleeping well too. Last night I fed him at 10:30 pm then again at 2:45 am and not again till 6:30 am. It basically felt like I was only up once with him. I'm still tired, but encouraged that he might be sleeping through the night sooner than later. I'm still feeding him every 4 hours, even if he is asleep, but maybe at his one month appointment she'll give me the go ahead to not wake him up if he happens to sleep later than that.
Jack, Elliott, and Lillie love Parker. Lillie is very protective of him. She doesn't like for other people to take care of him, just me and Freddy T. Jack is convinced that he laughed, but he's not quite there yet. The kids are going to love it when they can get a fun reaction out of him.
It's already kind of hard to remember the daily routine with out Parker. He is a perfect fit for this crazy crew!
When I started the monthly photos with Jack I just wrote on a sign. Technology has changed since then and many people do fancy things with Photoshop to take creative monthly pictures. I don't have time to figure that stuff out right now, so carrying on with tradition Parker gets the basic paper and marker sign. I'll just feel accomplished to get this done each month on the day!
He had a grip on Jack's hand here and smiled a little.
Parker has always had chubby cheeks, but they are growing and we are noticing his legs filling out as well. I have a feeling he will be chubby just like the other 3 were!