Blake and I have learned so much in our first month with little Jack-Jack. The most important thing we have learned has been patience, which we continue to learn each day. It's okay that Jack cries sometimes. Sometimes we won't be able to make him feel better right away, and that's okay. Sometimes we need a break and a shower to help us breathe. Then...we try again.
In his first month of life, little Jack-Jack eats about every 2.5-3 hours. He sleeps throughout the entire day because his days and nights are flipped. At night, Jack sleeps about 3 hours at a time. Then he wakes up and we eat again. Jack spends most of his time sleeping and exploring the new world around him, focusing intently on his surroundings. Jack loves music. It soothes him when he is sad. Jack has frequent tummy aches. He's learning how to suck, and when he gets air in his belly he doesn't like it at all. We love napping with Jack. He loves to sleep on his tummy and rest his head on our chests. Our first month has been spent bonding with each other. We can stare at him for hours. Our little Jack-Jack. Our little Bubbers. We love him.