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Thursday, February 18, 2016

One Month Old Cedar


This lil chunky monkey is already 10lbs 8oz & 23" long!!! That's 2" grown in just a month, as well as 3 1/2 lbs gained, from his lowest birth weight of 7lbs even on Christmas Eve. He's already wearing 3-6 month clothes and I can't even keep up with his prefold diapers consumption. I feel like I am ordering the next size up every other week. He's currently in size 2 prefolds...but I am about to outgrow them already. 

Can I just put a quick plug in real fast to say that...anyone that was worried about my being Raw Vegan while breastfeeding him...I think it's safe to say you no longer have anything to worry about. I don't produce milk. I produce BUTTERMILK! 


His nutritional needs are being 100% perfectly met and he is growing like a weed! His doctor said he is growing marvelously and had zero concerns about anything in regards to him. I do love a great check-up!
At his 1 month check-up




He nurses like a champ, and is starting to try and hold my boob while doing so. It is just about the greatest thing ever.


He still takes a pacifier (more than either girl ever did) and he still will take a bottle of boobie milk. I hope that never changes...because Cinderella never would. :( This is pretty typical for me to produce 4-5oz of milk AFTER nursing him on both sides first!




Cedar gave us his first social smile at 4 1/2 weeks old. It melted my heart and I couldn't take enough photos of it!!




He's been my smiliest baby so far...but it isn't ALWAYS sunshine and rainbows for him.


And now the majority of his clothes are 6-9mo size.


It's time for our monthly photo with Leslie Lou, my fellow dreadhead and doula friend! She came up to visit us to bring me my encapsulated palcenta pills. If you are freaking out reading this just now...please read THIS first before passing judgement. There are NUMEROUS healing benefits to consuming one's own placenta post-partum. You can read about all of them there.





His head control is getting MUCH better these days. He still hates tummy time though, so he gets his practice from babywearing...which is good, because that is one of his most favorite things.




When you finally got baby to sleep...but you're trapped.





6 Weeks

And for fun, how about a comparison photo of my 2nd and 3rd child? Do you see the resemblance? This is the same sleeper. Only she is 12 weeks old wearing it, and he is 6 weeks old. Uh oh! And I thought SHE was a big baby!!!







This photo was taken shortly after she realized babies will rip your earrings out if you let them get too close. It was a crappy lesson to learn...but I guarantee she won't be making THAT mistake ever again!



On February 6th, I rediscovered my makeup for the 1st time in many, many months, and we all got dolled up to go down into the Springs so Cedar could meet his Aunt, Uncle, and Cousins for the 1st time. 




There was much joy to be had...and a bonus surprise of a new little cousin, born 3 weeks after him, but just a day before my eldest kiddo's birthday!!! On January 12th, Nic and I were blessed with another beautiful little Niece. And she is so perfect. On this particular day, she was just 3 1/2 weeks old and so tiny still. Cedar looked like a giant next to her, lol! Oh how I miss MY tiny little baby. Our nephew and Cinderella are also just 11 days apart. I think that is so cool how close our kids are in age.




And here is an ultra quick glimpse into the life of a Stay-at-home-Mom that also is a Homeschooling Mom...and usually I am a Work-at-home-Mom as well, haha! Multi-tasking madness!




Cedar's likes are:
  • Boobs
  • Bath time
  • Mommy, Daddy, & his Sisters
  • Having his chin tickled
  • Car rides
  • "Uppies" (babywearing)
  • Being held or given some kind of attention


Cedar's dislikes are:


  • Being put down or left alone
  • Being away from Mommy
  • Dirty Diapers






Right before his 2 months old birthday, some friends came up to visit us! These were very special friends to all of us, because these 2 beautiful little boys share the same birthday!!! Not only that, but they were also both homebirths! I'm pretty sure it doesn't get any cooler than that! We Mommies not only got to socialize with each other (who doesn't love grown up socializing time?), but her two older boys got to play for a few hours with my girls. It was a win-win-win!



(They were both ready for a nap!)



By the end of 1 month old, Cedar was already able to wear some 6-9 months size clothing. See what I said about not keeping up?! Here's the comparison pic from the beginning and end of his 1 month old month.


Stay tuned for more Cedar updates...my little tree baby is growing just like his namesake!