Oscar is One Month Old!

Our little Oscar Ducky is growing like a weed.  I don’t know what he weighs, but I’m betting he’s at least in the 90th percentile.  He’s a pig.  He even makes little piggy noises when he’s hungry.  He makes horse noises when he wakes up from a nap, and the cutest “eh, eh, eh, eh” when he needs to be burped.  I love it!  As a side note, when he’s fussy his name is Dragon, not Ducky.

What I don’t love is his gas.  It makes him miserable and us miserable.  No matter what I do, he ends up with gas pains.  In hopes to make things better for him, I have removed as many allergens from my diet as possible.  That means no dairy, wheat, eggs, soy, corn, coffee, etc.  It’s not really that hard.  I just have to think a little harder when I’m meal planning.  Actually, it’s been fun, and I’ve been eating healthier than ever before! I do confess to some soy lattes here and there. Bad I know, but I try to make my slip ups to a minimum.  Things have definitely gotten better.

The worst of it is that he has terrible gas pains that hit during the night.  EVERY NIGHT.  Like clockwork, around 4am, he starts trying to fart and poop and it lasts about 4 hours.  So that means I get about 3-4 hours of sleep and it’s starting to catch up to me!  Hopefully the allergen-free eating pays off and we’ll have the happiest baby on the block in a few weeks!  Still have to read that book…

To celebrate Oscar’s first month, here are some photo favourites:

I have no idea what he found so interesting here, but his eyes went wide like this for a very long time!  He was hypnotized.  The funny thing is, the only thing behind me was a blank wall!

Here’s a great shot of my little baby, and I think he looks a lot older than his 2 1/2 weeks!

This next picture is one of my absolute favourites.  I think the car seat straps were a little too tight for a few days, and every time we put him in the car seat he would scream.  This picture was taken just moments after a scream fest, and his expression says “You are not my favourite person right now!” (Make sure you say that line in the voice of Salma Hayek a la Fools Rush In.)


Last night Oscar and I had a pretty good snuggle going .  It was mostly because if I put him down he would cry incessantly like I placed him in burning volcanic lava – but also because he’s just so damn cute you want to snuggle with him anyway 🙂