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Life With a Newborn: One Month Update

When people used to tell me to soak up the newborn days because “they grow up so fast!” I used to roll my eyes and think how cliche it sounded.  Well, I’m here to tell you… THEY GROW UP SO FAST!  I’m not sure why Xander’s time seems to be flying by quicker, but maybe it’s because my focus is split between two littles instead of just one?  I mean, sure, I’m amazed at how much Rissa has grown too but I don’t stop to wonder if I missed a week or two by accident when I had a moment to shut my eyes.


Seriously… it’s been a month since Xander was born?

I’m not kidding when I tell you that my perception of time is very skewed right now.  But, hey, by the time I finish writing this he’ll probably be two months old, ha!


Look how long he is!

What he’s doing:

  • He has longer awake times now and is nice and alert.
  • Showing interest in staring at things like the Christmas tree (nope, not down yet) and his little toy elephant… and of course mama.
  • He’s smiling here and there.
  • He makes this cute little “o” face. (Sort of reminds us of “Blue Steel” from Zoolander.)
  • He’s cooing at us and will get verbal to get mama to look at him (for those rare times I’m not!)
  • Loves to snuggle with us.. even with his sister when mama is watching over them.
  • He’s lifting his head up and trying to do push ups.
  • Sleeping as expected for his age.
  • Already grew out of his newborn sized clothes within the last week (due to length and fluffy cloth butt) and is into 0-3 month and even some 3-6


What I’m looking forward to in the next month:

  • More alert time and being more interested in watching toys.
  • More smiles!
  • Him being more entertained by Rissa’s antics.

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The big sister report:

  • Rissa likes to help me if it has something to do with Xander, otherwise it’s hit or miss when she’s given directions or asked to do something.
  • She loves her baby brother… but does get asked to give X some space otherwise she’d kiss him all day if she could.
  • She likes to tell us that “Baby Xander is so cute and smart.”
  • There’s less jealousy over nursing time unless she’s really tired or upset… then it can cause a meltdown if it’s not her turn.
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  1. SueSueper January 12, 2013 Reply

    Awesome, Thanks for the update, he’s so cute. Glad big sis has warmed up nicely to him. :-)

    • Darcy Zalewski January 14, 2013 Reply

      Thanks :) I hope she continues to adore her brother. I’m sure as teens they’ll hate being reminded about how she smothered him with kisses heheheDarcyZalewski

  2. Michelle Bardos January 12, 2013 Reply

    I just saw this in my email and thought “OMG ONE MONTH OLD ALREADY?!?”

    He’s starting to look like Rissa :)m_bardos

    • Darcy Zalewski January 14, 2013 Reply

      Haha crazy right? They look so much alike right now it’s like they are twins born 2 yrs apart!DarcyZalewski

  3. Tahlia B. January 12, 2013 Reply

    I can’t believe it’s been a month already! He’s getting so big! You mentioned that he looks so much like Rissa when he was born…I definitely can see it here. :)
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    • Darcy Zalewski January 14, 2013 Reply

      There’s no question these two are related! I’m curious to see if he’ll be a bit more of a chunk than her. He’s long but 10lbs already!DarcyZalewski

  4. He’s so cute! The month has gone by fast. I do find that time seems to just fly by now especially. 2 kids, trying to take care of house chores & running a business. It’s pretty chaotic & my husband thinks I’m nuts cause I want another one. I’ve got baby fever going on & our 3yr old is on one of his sister kicks again. I told him it’s up to daddy if we try for a sister but then it’s chance because he might end up with another brother lol
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    • Darcy Zalewski January 14, 2013 Reply

      Ooh baby fever! You’ll have to let me know if/when #3 is on the way. :)DarcyZalewski

  5. JanetGoingCrazy January 14, 2013 Reply

    You are doing great, second time momma! I cannot imagine having two or especially nursing two. I love that Rissa is loving Xander…so adorable!
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    • Darcy Zalewski January 14, 2013 Reply

      I can hardly believe it myself. I do my best to make it work..clearly some days are better than others!DarcyZalewski

  6. Gena January 15, 2013 Reply

    So, so precious! I love reading your updates because it reminds me of when my two were these ages! :)
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