kaikaro was actually one month on October 26th. these pictures were taken around then and i can't keep staring at them! he has grown so so much these last 4-5 weeks. he is no longer my little 6 pound 8 ounce squishy boy. he now has thigh, neck and wrist rolls! i have a feelin he is gonna be a chunk haha he is so strong already! he's lifting his head and turning to his side. a couple weeks ago we put him on the changing table and left to grab something for like 10 seconds and when we came back he was pulling on the side of the changing pad and trying to lift himself up! i swear. this boy is giving me a heart attack already.
i don't know for sure how much he weighs now but i'm guessing at least 8 pounds. i've gotten so weak since labor that i seriously can hardly even hold him for longer than 5 minutes. luckily my 6 weeks is coming up in a couple days so i can get back to working out and re-strengthening all the muscles i lost. i gotta keep up with this mini body builder of mine.
his personality is so calm. so loving. and by the pictures you can see he's super cheeky haha i mean those facial expressions happen all the time and i completely die. he also flares his nostrils just like his mommy. and he does this face where he opens his eyes wide open and does a kissy face. i love that he knows his mommy and daddy. most of the time when one of us comes in the room he can recognize our voices and turns his head to where we are. and sometimes during play time he'll just look at me and start to smile. even laugh. then i turn into a puddle.
vaughan and i are doing good. doing better than ever, really. just not in the way you would think. we are mostly sleep deprived and sometimes stress out and i have had a couple break downs but it's true what people say, it does get easier with time. i trust my maternal instincts now. i feel confident as his mother and i'm able to recognize what he needs a lot better. very slowly i'm starting to feel more secure in this new chapter of life.