James Walker is 1 month old!

*I did these monthly posts next to a Jelly Cat stuffed animal for Hudson and Hayes, so I decided to do them for James Walker, too. My sweet friends at Peekawhoo were so generous to gift a giant Jelly Cat monogrammed bunny to James Walker for his monthly pictures. 

James Walker 1 Month

Dear James Walker,

A month ago we were waiting at the hospital to go into the operating room to meet you. It may have been the fastest month of my life. It seems like yesterday that I was still waddling around wondering how big you would be and what color hair you would have. And you’ve been here with us for a month!

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Oh sweet boy… you’ve changed us so much. You have softened and tripled the size of my heart. You’ve changed the way I view motherhood just in your short 31 days of life.

You relax me and your being here has made me stop and slow down and look at Hudson and Hayes in a different way than I did a few weeks ago. You are such a gift and have given us so much, and we are just so so grateful!

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You have yourself on a nice little 3 hour schedule. You take long long naps after every feeding and I know that will end soon. You love the bath. We got a Puj bathtub for the bathroom sink and you absolutely love it. But you are ready to eat as soon as you get out of the bath. We bathe you around 8:30 every night (sometimes just letting you sit in the warm water) and then do your bedtime feeding at 9:00. You are in your bed swaddled and asleep between 9:30-9:45. And in the last couple of weeks you’ve started sleeping until 2:00 a.m. before you’re ready to eat again. That’s a nice little stretch of sleep for us. I feed you again at 2:00, then you’re usually back up at 5:00, and then again at 7:30.

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Being in the nursery with you is so peaceful and I just love being in there. I think you do, too.

We’re doing a combination of nursing and supplementing with formula. We do both at every feeding and, so far, it’s going well and isn’t hard to do both. We’ll reevaluate when summer comes and Hudson and Hayes are home all day. But between nursing and bottles, you’re satisfied and you’re growing, and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to be just a smidge of your nutrition. But I’m also so thankful to be able to make sure you’re getting enough to eat so you are gaining weight.

This month with you has been so peaceful and sweet and we are all just so excited that you are here. You’re our little book end baby. The missing piece to our family puzzle.

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A year ago, I attended the Making Things Happen workshop and we were asked to close our eyes and visualize ourselves in 15 years. And with my eyes closed, I saw my family, and I saw three little Carrolls. You are that third baby that I prayed for and knew we always wanted. We’re so happy you’re here!

I love you so much, baby boy.

Mama

Monthly Stats

Weight- 12 lbs 5 oz

Height- 22.5 inches

Clothing Size- 3 month and 3-6 is some brands that run smaller

Diaper Size- size 1

 

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Comments

  1. Wendy Barber says

    Peekawhoo is amazing! One of the owners is a dear friend of mine’s sister-in-law. Heather is one of the sweetest, most beautiful, classiest, extremely talented people I have ever met. She has amazing taste and always makes things more beautiful and special than I can imagine. So glad that you are able to get keepsakes for your precious boys.

  2. Shannon says

    Erin!

    My husband and I just had our first baby one week after you had your third. Before she was born, I invested in the Moms On Call training videos after reading about your experience using them with Hayes (and maybe Hudson too). I have a question you may or may not be able to answer. We are trying to let her sleep as long as she will sleep at night. We can get her until 1:00 am and then until 4:00 am. Moms on Call says the day should start at 6:00 am. Well, if she just ate at 4:00, she isn’t ready to eat much at 6 plus, she is typically difficult to wake at that time. I just read where you are feeding at 5 and 7:30. The rest of the day do you get on the 9, 12, 3, schedule they talk about in their videos? Or are you using a different feeding/sleeping schedule this time around? Any help/advice on stretching the night time feedings but keeping on a consistent schedule day to day is sure appreciated!!

    • says

      Hey! I sent you an email reply with the specific details of what we’re doing. I’m using the Moms on Call app this time, and just last night we switched to the 4-8 week schedule. 🙂

  3. says

    Love this post and love your little buddy!! I felt the same way about my third. Much more relaxed and able to enjoy every single moment. Looking at my older kids full of joy, seeing how quickly it fly’s and just being reminded of the sweetness of being a mommy! Thankful for your sweet baby and your family! xo

  4. Megan Bryant says

    Erin, he is absolutely precious! in all of these photos, I can practically smell his sweet baby smell, and feel his soft skin. I have loved watching him grow, just as with his older brothers. You are so blessed with your three boys. I hope y’all have a very Happy Easter, and I will look forward to the adorable little boy photos! xoxo

  5. Clair says

    So adorable! I have loved seeing the baby boy clothes you dress James Walker in. I’d love to know where you buy most of his clothes. Specially, where that cute diaper cover is from 🙂 thanks for letting us peek into your life.

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