I’ve always loved reading monthly updates of my friends little babes, so I thought I’d start doing them for Arlo’s first year of life! I actually love reading things like that even more now because I’ve gone back through to see what similarities and differences their little ones have to Mr. A and it’s definitely brought me comfort for a few things where I was like “Is this normal?”
Last week, Arlo turned one month old and it feels like yesterday and also forever ago that we met him! He’s a pretty stellar baby overall, a champ at sleeping at night (only wakes up once!) and a great eater up until recently. He has “thrush” which I had never heard of. Poor guy! We’re treating it and I’m sure he’ll be back to his normal hungry self soon!
We’ve learned that he loves music. He was upset one day and I was home alone and not sure what else to do so, so I grabbed my phone and put on the first song I could think of, Everything by Michael Bublé. He instantly stopped crying, and still does every time! He also loves Disney tunes. SCORE! Sharing music with him makes me the most emotional. I cry all the time when we first listen to a new song with him. My dad used to dance with me every night during witching hour to calm me down, and music has always been a big part of Jeff + my life so I think it’s extra special to me.
He’s also a social butterfly! He loves people and being out and about which we are thrilled about! We take him everywhere and he loves it. He falls asleep like a rockstar in his carseat or Solly wrap when we’re out but even when he’s awake, he just lives for looking around. I know he can’t really see all that far yet but he sure acts like he can!
He loves holding onto my hair for dear life, Dad’s singing, bouncing as fast/hard as possible, and being un-earthed from his swaddle in the mornings.
As far as what he’s not into… he kind of hates naps when we’re home. Has to cry himself to sleep for every one and it’s so sad!! We haven’t figured out a solution to this yet so any suggestions are welcome. =) He also doesn’t love getting dressed but I explained to him that unfortunately, it is generally required to wear pants in public so he better get used to it. 😉
We’re just starting to see his first real smiles which is THE BEST and he’s starting to change so much more every day. We love every moment, and Bella is finally adjusting after a rocky start. We can’t wait to see what this next month holds!!!
p.s. I’ll have a DIY for the number pillows I’m making for each month SOON! A lot of you have requested it. Yay! Turns out it takes longer to sew a few pillows when you have a newborn needing most of your attention. 😉