Now that he is one month old I have decided to try and start a routine for him, especially for bedtime. I don't know that he will really understand it just yet but I don't want to get into any bad habits. Most nights he falls asleep in our arms and we hold him until he is into a deep enough sleep that he won't notice being moved to his bassinet. When he naps during the day I have usually let him stay in my arms because I just can't bare to move him. If I do move him it is usually into his swing rather than his bassinet. It is probably more for me then for him that I let him always sleep in my arms. I love my sleeping baby cuddles! So the past few days I have been trying to put him to bed sleepy but not asleep, he does not love it. He does not really love to be swaddled because he hates his arms down. I was swaddling him in a blanket until a couple of nights ago but the first thing he would do when I put him down "sleepy" or when he woke up was fight his blanket. He would wiggle and grunt until one arm was out the top, one through the middle and his feet totally out. We got a little pod blanket to zip him in instead which seems to work a little better because it has some stretch in it so he can wiggle a little more without waking himself up too much or pushing a blanket into his face. I still feel that teaching him to fall asleep in his bassinet may take some time and a lot work though. Good thing we love him so much!
His clogged tear ducts seem to be getting better already and I am so grateful for that. They still are moist a lot but they are not getting crusty like they were before. Poor Asher already got his first cold though :( I really don't understand how. He has never been out in public (other than the pediatrician) and we have everyone sanitize before they hold him. I'm not really sure how he got it but it sure was sad. It made for one day of literally holding him all day long. Thankfully he is doing much better now and is just a little stuffy in the mornings.
I love that we learn new things about him everyday and get to know his little personality. He loves to suck on his fingers when he can get them into his mouth and does a pretty good job at finding them, when he can't get them he's happy to accept his pacifier. If he does not get his hands in his mouth he at least always has one resting on his face. He does NOT like baths, except when we wash his hair. He calms right down for that part. He wiggles all the time, except when he is tired, then he loves to cuddle up to one of us to sleep. He makes the cutest little noises all the time. The hair on the back of his head is super long and he has some cute bedhead everytime he wakes up. Whenever he is upset we "shhh" in his ear and it always calms him right down. He sure loves his mom and dad. There are so many things that we are still learning about him and parenthood all the time. It really has been an amazing experience. We are so excited to see what else is in store with our little guy.
We love you Asher boy!